Struggled through 2.1 innings in the final week, but wasn't helped out by the defense behind him. Finished with 62.1 innings and a number of career-best marks.
Three scoreless innings helped Britton close out an exceptionally solid 2014 season.
Lost in back-to-back games for the first time all season. Allowed 7 runs in 12 innings, yet only 4 were earned. His game FIPs were 2.83 and 2.60 (both solid marks), but it's clear the defense needs to step up, especially with Chen, who doesn't miss a lot of bats.
He's struggled early in back-to-back games now. His final lines have been solid, but efficiency is an issue. Gausman needed 97 pitches to complete 5 innings and seems likely to begin the post-season in the bullpen.
Received a very short start on Sunday vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. It appears the Orioles were careful with his pitch count should he be needed in relief early in the post-season. Gonzalez, however, was excellent in his limited outing, completing 5 innings in just 62 pitches (5 hits, 2 strikeouts).
Hunter closed out 2014 with 1.2 scoreless innings, wrapping up a "shut-out" month of September. Although he struggled with the closer role in the first half, Hunter came up big in the second half and appears primed for the playoffs.
One start and one relief appearance helped Ubaldo finish out a tumultuous 2014 season. He's not expected to pitch in the post-season, but he totalled 6 innings with just 2 earned runs allowed (6 strikeouts to 3 walks).
Two scoreless relief innings broken up over three appearances.
Allowed 2 hits and a walk in 1.1 innings, which resulted in three runs (all unearned).
This guy is going to be known as the "guy who gave up a walk-off to Cap'n Jeets in his last game at Yankee Stadium" for the rest of his career.
A solo shot marred Miller's recent strikeout frenzy, but he still managed to record an additional 3Ks. Since joining the Orioles, Miller has recorded a whopping 34 Ks (15.3 per 9 innings).
Might not have been at his best, but tossed a quality start that included 9Ks.
It's possible that it is just me, but O'Day doesn't appear as sharp as he was earlier in the year. Hopefully everything is okay for post-season play, as O'Day is a huge member of the Oriole bullpen.
Closed out his short stint with Orioles on 2 scoreless relief innings.
Tillman, the O's Game 1 starter for the ALDS, suffered through 6 innings, in which he allowed 11 hits (4 earned runs). First time this season that Tillman allowed double-digit hit totals.
Allowed 1 earned run in an inning of work out of the bullpen.
Saw some time at 1B and went 1-9 at the plate.
Was 4-13 at the plate, including a big 3-4 game against the New York Yankees.
Finished the season with an 0-11 week. He's just 5-50 in the month of September.
Batted .278 (5-18) at a variety of spots in the final week.
Went 3-19 to complete a poor 10-61 month. Hopefully he's healed enough for the playoffs, where his bat will play a vital role.
Had a quality week at the plate, but his defense remains a question mark.
Just 2-15 in the final week. Appears to be tailing off after a hot start to his Oriole career.
Only 2-11, but was dealing with a nagging wrist injury that had him in and out of the lineup. Still put together a solid month of September and should be the starting 1B in the ALDS.
Struggled in some limited playing time (gave most of the regular 2B time up to Kelly Johnson). Was 2-13 at the dish, but provided a solo homer (the lone run of the game) in Sundays 1-0 victory to close the year.
An 0-4 week ends his short call-up stint at 3-18. Needs some swing improvements before he's going to be a regular, but could push for some playing time next season.
With Chris Davis out for the ALDS, does he make the roster as a dedicated PR?
A solid week capped a big month of September for Cruz. He dropped off considerably mid-season, but has returned with a bang to finish the year.
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Only 4-25 in the last week of the season. He did, however, manage a good September, and likely starts at LF.
Saw some extra rest and provided a few homers. Otherwise, it's been a slow month for Jones.
Went 3-7 in a couple of games replacing Adam Jones, who was held out to keep him fresh. Lough has really stepped up his game in September, which could make post-season roster selections tough.
He was having a pretty dismal month of September before lighting up in the final week. Two home runs brought his total to 14 for the year, his most since 2011. At 2.5 WAR, he also provided his best value since 2008.
Limited action, but hit 2-7.
Birds Up, O's Down - 2014 Week 25
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