The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees will try to take advantage of Friday’s improved weather.
Thanks to another rainy day in Maryland, the Baltimore Orioles‘ series opener against the New York Yankees was postponed. The two sides will instead kick things off tonight at 7:05 p.m.
The Yankees may be in second place in the American League East, but they’re still one of the top teams in the league — nine of their 10 qualified players are having above-average seasons by adjusted OPS, with Neil Walker standing as the lone exception. Their pitching staff hasn’t been quite as good, but Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia give them a nice front three in the rotation, and closer Aroldis Chapman has been scary good.
The Orioles, meanwhile, rank last in the AL in runs per game, as well as 13th in ERA. Perhaps yesterday’s postponement was a blessing in disguise — you can’t lose if you don’t play, right?
Still, with a little luck, the Birds just might be able to score an upset or two this weekend. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.
Best of Birds Watcher from 5/31/18
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Best of Baltimore Orioles news and analysis across the web from 5/31/18
Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop working through challenging season at the plate: Schoop was a revelation for the Birds in 2017, but he has regressed this year, sporting a lackluster slash line of .230/.258/.375. Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun takes a closer look at the second baseman’s struggles.
Orioles try to keep their heads up as they sink deeper into the abyss: The Orioles may have the worst record in the American League, but to hear the players speak to the media, the party line is one of positivity. Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun examines the team’s optimism in the midst of a frustrating season.
Orioles 2015 draft review: The outfielder bounty, hopefully: The Birds got a solid haul of players from this draft, including top prospects DJ Stewart and Ryan Mountcastle. Mark Brown of Camden Chat has more on what may turn out to be an excellent class.
What do you think: will the Birds take any games from the Yankees this weekend? Let us know on social media, and keep it here at Birds Watcher for more updates on the Baltimore Orioles.