Baltimore Orioles Daily: Foul weather threatens Phillies series
By Sam Belden
The Baltimore Orioles haven’t suited up in three days, and with a 5-2 record on their home stand, they’ll be eager to return to action.
With thunder and lightning pounding the East Coast, the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies didn’t get to play their series opener on Tuesday night. Throw in Monday’s day off, and the Birds haven’t suited up in three whole days.
There’s still rain in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon, but with any luck, there will be time for nine innings before the floodgates open. Game time is set for 12:05 p.m. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.
Best of Birds Watcher from 5/15/18
Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies: Probables, TV schedule, weather report: With last night’s game postponed due to rain, the weather has already been a factor this week. Read along as I break down everything you need to know about the Phillies series.
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Best of Orioles news and analysis across the web from 5/15/18
Rainout costs Orioles’ Miguel Castro chance to start Wednesday against Phillies: Castro was set to make a spot start on Wednesday, but with Tuesday’s postponement pushing everyone back, he’ll have to wait for his chance. This article by Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun includes quotes from Castro and Buck Showalter.
Davey Johnson Still Loves Baltimore And The Orioles: It’s been over 20 years since Davey Johnson managed his last game for the Orioles, but at 75 years old, you can’t blame him for looking back. The two-time Manager of the Year and four-time All-Star spoke to Rich Dubroff of Press Box about his eventful tenures with the Birds.
Orioles notes: Britton takes another step toward return; O’Day making progress: In this article, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun provides updates on a pair of injured relievers and quotes Buck Showalter on his rebuilding philosophy.
Manny Machado’s performance has been even better than it’s seemed: We all know that Machado has been killing it this season, but just how hot is he? Joe Wedra of Camden Chat dives deep into the stats to paint an accurate picture of the slugging shortstop’s value.
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