clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Week 3 Birds Up, O's Down (April 16-23)

New, comments
Wei-Yin Chen deals up his first MLB win.
 Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/US PRESSWIRE
Wei-Yin Chen deals up his first MLB win. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/US PRESSWIRE

Who's hot and who's not for the Baltimore Orioles:


Jake Arrieta Allowed 5 runs (all earned) in his shortest start of the year. Also walked 3 in 4.1 innings, compared to just 2 over his previous 13. Strikeout numbers are promising, however.

Wei-Yin Chen Very promising so far. Picked up his first MLB win in Chicago early in the week, then followed up with what could have been a win yesterday in Anaheim. Did allow three walks yesterday, but just 1 run on 5 hits in over 6 innings.

Jason Hammel Has some early inning struggles, but seems to right the ship and get on with the start. Ended up with 6 innings (allowed 2 runs on 6 hits) and 10 strikeouts.

Tommy Hunter Got rocked in his lone start this week, allowing 8 earned runs on 9 hits (another 2 homers allowed).

Brian Matusz More struggles.

Luis Ayala Allowed an unearned run (after a Reynolds error), but was otherwise solid in 2.2 innings of work.


Kevin Gregg Received just one inning of work this week in an 8-1 blow out. Got through it without allowing a run, but walked two batters (naturally).

Jim Johnson 7-7 on save opportunities and has yet to allow a run.

Matt Lindstrom Solid four innings of scoreless relief.


Darren O'Day Came in with the bases jammed on Friday and prompted gave up a double, but recovered and completed two innings.


Troy Patton Recovered a bit from a slow start (2.2 innings of scoreless relief)


Pedro Strop Somewhat of an up-and-down week for Strop.

Robert Andino Nothing of serious note, but got on base at a good clip this week. OPS is over .800

Wilson Betemit Just 1 for 11 this week, which isn't good for the guy who is supposed to be the regular DH.

Endy Chavez Got some extra playing time this week with Reimold resting various ailments. Went 3 for 16 with a double and an RBI.


Chris Davis Good start to the week on Monday (3-5), but picked up only 3 more hits over the balance with a bunch of strikeouts.


Ryan Flaherty Received just one at-bat this week and did not reach base.

J.J. Hardy Home run set up a win on Tuesday, but Hardy is really struggling at the plate. Finished the week 5 for 27 with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. OBP is still below .300, which really needs to improve.

Nick Johnson Does not have a hit yet this season.

Adam Jones Only 8 for 31 this week, but hit two home runs including a game-clincher on Thursday.


Nick Markakis Just an average week, but finished big with 3 huge RBI yesterday. Two singles gave the Orioles a win to avoid a sweep.


Ronny Paulino Went 1 for 8 this week as the backup catcher, but he serves his purpose, giving Wieters some needed rest.

Nolan Reimold Missing time with some nagging ailments, but is really crushing the ball so far. Hit a home run in 3 of his 4 starts this week to complete a 7 for 15 week.

Mark Reynolds Really struggling. We know his defense isn't good, but his offense has followed suit so far. Went 2 for 23 (.087) this past week with 11 strikeouts and has yet to hit a home run.

Matt Wieters Huge day in Chicago on Monday with two home runs, including an extra innings grand slam. Added another homer on Saturday in Anaheim. One thing to note is the 4 errors already this season.

Notables on the DL: Zach Britton (SP), Brian Roberts (2B), Taylor Teagarden (C), Tsuyoshi Wada (RP)