Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! Fall has arrived, and I’m loving it. Give me cool weather every day, even if it comes with rain.
I’m guessing the Orioles are also happy that it’s fall because it means their miserable season is almost over. They put up a good fight yesterday against the Yankees, losing 3-2 in 11 innings. The win for the Yankees clinched their playoff spot. Let’s hope (or not) Aaron Boone does a better job using Zach Britton than Buck Showalter did. You can get the details from the game in Alex’s recap.
Hayden Hurst’s Best Friend Debuts for the Orioles -BaltimoreRavens.com
This is kind of cute. Hayden Hurst is a rookie and first round pick for the Ravens, and he's best friends with Orioles rookie and first round pick, DJ Stewart.
Updating Cashner, Harvey and Davis - School of Roch
Hunter Harvey continues to struggle with injury, he'll be seeing another doctor on Monday after not being able to play catch down in Sarasota.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies. Willie Greene played 655 games in the majors, but just 24 with the Orioles. They all came in 1998, after the Orioles traded Jeffrey Hammonds to the Reds for him. He turns 47 today.
Pete Harnisch started his career with the Orioles in 1988 and pitched for them for three seasons until he was traded to the Astros along with Curt Schilling and Steve Finley for Glenn Davis. Harnisch is the least referenced guy in that trade, but he went on to have a nice long career. He turns 52 today.
Marcelino Lopez appeared in three seasons for the Orioles as a relief pitcher: 1967, 69, and 70. He would have been 75 today but passed away in 2001.
On this day in 1958, starting pitcher Jack Harshman hit two home runs as the Orioles defeated the Senators, 3-2. He had all three RBI and pitched a complete game, so the others guys really didn’t even need to bother showing up.
In 2002, the Orioles lost against the Red Sox in 15 innings despite two homers from Jay Gibbons. That was the year they ended the season 4-32, and on this date they had lost 26 of their last 30.
In 2013, Manny Machado had a season-ending knee injury as the Orioles saw their playoff chances fading. I remember that day very clearly. It was sad.