The Orioles beat the Yankees 2-1 in a walk-off

Happy Saturday, Camden Chatters! Did you see this game last night? Have you seen the bullpen performance? Who are these guys? And I mean literally, WHO are these guys? Do you recognize any of them if they pass you on the street?

After Jordan Lyles pitched 5.1 innings and left the bases loaded with one out, Dillon Tate came in and got a late-inning double play, then pitched a perfect seventh. He was followed by Jorge López, Bryan Baker and Cionel Pérez, all perfect. Joey Krehbiel would have been perfect except he was pitching in extra innings and Manfred Man, Anthony Rizzo, was hit on a ground ball at shortstop! Rizzo was absent but Giancarlo Stanton was credited with a single.

Almost everything about this season so far has been horrible, but the bullpen is an exception. And last night it kept the team in the game until the 11th inning, when the offense finally got to hit, so to speak. Home runs can be exciting, but kick me from Aroldis Chapman any day of the week.

It’s been a few days disappointment for Orioles fans (even more than usual) with the injury to John Means. And it’s still one of many gray clouds hanging over the Orioles right now. But for a little while last night, the Orioles had a fantastic pitch and an outright victory over the Yankees. And for today, I’m going to take this. Seriously, someone give me a Bryan Baker jersey.

You can get all the details of last night’s win in Harrison’s game recap, and don’t forget to vote in the Most Birdland Player poll!


Early reaction to Orioles’ new left-field wall – PressBox
The redesign of the left field wall at Camden Yards was the hot topic of conversation when the Orioles returned home earlier this week. Austin Hays, Brandon Hyde and Ryan Mountcastle share their reactions.

Brandon Hyde on Losing John Means, Plus O’s Next Steps – Steve Melewski
Brandon Hyde’s detailed comments on John Means’ injury.

Resisting Temptation While Trying to Fix the Rotation – School of Roch
Should young people be called? Or do they need a little more time to prepare? Bring them, I say!

Anniversaries and history

Is it your birthday today? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthday pals. Former Oriole and current Marlin Richard Bleier turns 35 today. It’s also the birthday of Sergio Robles, who played 10 games for the Orioles in 1972-73. Today he turns 75, so happy birthday to Mr. Robles!

By Baseball Reference, there are no notable moments in Orioles history today, but it was on this day in 1948 that the very first baseball game was televised! It was an exhibition game between the White Sox and the Cubs played on WGN, and I’m sure you could barely tell what was going on. Now I can watch Orioles games on my phone (with proper cable account certification)!

Elsewhere in the world, it was on this day in 1862 that the District of Columbia passed a law making slavery illegal in the city.

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote the Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated for protesting against segregation.

In 1990, Dr. Jack Kevorkian participated in his first assisted suicide. About eight years later, for some reason, I bought my brother a Dr. Kevorkian coffee mug. He still has it.

In 2003, Michael Jordan played his last NBA game.

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