UPDATE 3-MLB Rangers vs Orioles Box score

UPDATE 3-MLB Rangers vs Orioles Box score

Aug 3 (OPTA) – Box score from Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles on Thursday Texas 17, Baltimore 8 Baltimore ab r h rbi bb so avg Villar 2b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .263 Beckham ss 5 0 3 0 0 0 .230 Jones cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .283 Rickard cf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .222 Trumbo dh 5 1 1 3 0 2 .251 Davis 1b 4 1 1 1 1 1 .160 Mancini lf 5 1 2 2 0 0 .233 Nunez 3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .221 Peterson rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .211 Joseph c 4 1 1 2 0 2 .232 Wynns c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Cashner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hart p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Marinez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Castro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Scott p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Valencia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 Totals 40 8 14 8 2 6 – Texas ab r h rbi bb so avg Choo dh 6 2 2 0 0 3 .278 Odor 2b 1 3 1 3 5 0 .267 Andrus ss 6 2 3 3 0 0 .284 Beltre 3b 5 1 2 0 1 1 .289 Profar 1b 5 2 2 4 1 1 .252 Gallo rf 5 3 3 2 1 1 .193 Kiner-Falefa c 5 1 2 2 0 1 .264 Calhoun lf 5 1 2 1 0 1 .268 DeShields cf 3 2 1 1 2 0 .208 Gallardo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Butler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 41 17 18 16 10 8 – Baltimore 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 — 8 14 0 Texas 3 7 1 2 0 2 1 1 X — 17 18 0 Baltimore ip h r er bb so np era Cashner, L (3-10) 1.2 7 10 10 3 1 61 5.05 Hart 1.1 3 1 1 1 1 28 4.09 Marinez 1 2 2 2 3 1 34 5.63 Castro 2 4 2 2 1 4 41 3.39 Scott 1.2 2 2 1 2 0 34 6.19 Valencia 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0.00 Texas ip h r er bb so np era Gallardo, W (6-1) 5.1 9 5 5 2 4 104 6.51 Butler, S (1) 3.2 5 3 3 0 2 56 4.37

MLB Yankees vs Orioles Box score

MLB Yankees vs Orioles Box score

Aug 1 (OPTA) – Box score from New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday Baltimore 7, NY Yankees 5 Baltimore ab r h rbi bb so avg Beckham ss 5 0 1 2 0 3 .221 Peterson 3b 5 0 2 0 0 2 .209 Jones cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .285 Valencia dh 5 1 2 0 0 0 .270 Davis 1b 4 1 1 0 1 1 .159 Mancini lf 5 2 3 2 0 0 .231 Joseph c 3 2 1 0 1 1 .232 Nunez 3b 4 1 3 2 0 0 .206 Rickard rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 Valera 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .182 Cobb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Carroll p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Givens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Fry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wright Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 40 7 15 7 2 9 – NY Yankees ab r h rbi bb so avg Gardner lf 5 0 1 0 0 0 .249 Stanton dh 5 0 1 0 0 2 .277 Gregorius ss 5 1 3 0 0 0 .269 Hicks cf 4 2 1 0 1 3 .254 Torres 2b 4 2 2 4 1 1 .289 Bird 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 .233 Andujar 3b 4 0 2 1 0 1 .294 Romine c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .267 Robinson rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Walker rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 Gray p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Lynn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Green p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Holder p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 39 5 12 5 3 8 – Baltimore 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 7 15 2 NY Yankees 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 — 5 12 0 Baltimore ip h r er bb so np era Cobb, W (3-14) 6 7 1 1 0 6 95 5.83 Carroll 1 1 0 0 0 0 21 0.00 Givens 0.1 2 1 1 2 1 15 4.92 Fry, H (3) 1.1 1 2 2 1 1 20 2.51 Wright Jr. 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 12 4.58 NY Yankees ip h r er bb so np era Gray, L (8-8) 2.2 8 7 7 2 3 57 5.56 Lynn 4.1 5 0 0 0 5 71 4.89 Green 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 2.68 Holder 1 2 0 0 0 1 17 2.06

Orioles notes: O'Day closes chapter with Orioles; team looking for second base successor

Orioles notes: O'Day closes chapter with Orioles; team looking for second base successor

In approving a trade to the Atlanta Braves, Darren O’Day saw an opportunity to play for not only a contending team this season, but one that can potentially compete for a World Series title next season.

O’Day, who is out for the remainder of the season recovering from hamstring surgery, was traded to the Braves on Tuesday along with right-hander Kevin Gausman. O’Day is still under contract through 2019, so the move allowed the Orioles to save $9 million of committed payroll for next season as part of their rebuild. Still, O’Day had to approve any trade because he has 10-and-5 veto rights.

“[My wife and I] talked about it and I’m getting up there in age and I only have so many chances left to win,” O’Day said. “It looks like the Orioles are rebuilding and I think that’s the right thing to do and likely won’t be competing for the postseason next year, so the opportunity to go to Atlanta where they’re kind of on an upswing as an organization is one that I didn’t hesitate to give my consent to. One of my fondest memories was 2012 when we kind of brought good baseball back to Baltimore to a hungry fan base, and I guess Atlanta is kind of on that upswing now and it probably feels a lot like that. It’s an exciting opportunity to do that again.”

While Tuesday’s deadline deals of Gausman and Jonathan Schoop were surprising, the fact that O’Day was traded was even more of a shock in the clubhouse, catcher Caleb Joseph said.

“I didn’t even consider Darren, maybe because he’s on the [disabled list],” Joseph said. “That’s the one that really threw me in a tailspin personally. It’s really tough saying goodbye to Schoop and Gausman. I think O’Day was the real shocker. I never really considered that, a guy who’s been a rock for the whole staff for a number of years now.”

O’Day said there was a list of teams he wouldn’t have approved a trade to, but said he would have likely approved a trade to any team that he considered a contender next season. But the fit with Atlanta, where he will be reunited with former Orioles Nick Markakis and Ryan Flaherty on the field as well as former Oriole pitching coach Dave Wallace and bullpen coach Dom Chiti in Atlanta’s front office, was a good one.

“The decision to go to Atlanta was the easiest decision for me,” O’Day said. “But I would have had to strongly consider going to any other team, to a team that has a chance to win next year. When I played for the Rangers, I played in two World Series. We were one strike away from winning the ring a couple times. But we just couldn’t do it, and ever since then, it’s been my goal to get back there to do that again.

Still, O’Day said pitching in Baltimore — where he became one of the top setup men in the American League and became an all-star in 2015 — was the highlight of his career.

“Right now, it’s a lot of emotions,” O’Day said. “First and foremost, I’m going to miss my friends. The guys, we spend eight months together. … We’re right on top of each other for eight months. You have no choice but to be friends.

“I’m very grateful for the time I’ve spent there. I’ve never been on a losing team until last year. And last year, I have no idea what hit us, but something hit us pretty hard. Outside of that — the past calendar year — we’ve been a winning team.”

Even though he was injured and not with the club this season on an everyday basis, the departure of O’Day leaves a leadership void in the Orioles bullpen.

“He was a baseball player that happened to be a pitcher,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “Anytime a player or anybody needed to get a voice on what was going on, Darren was the sense of reality. And on top of it, he was a really, really good pitcher. He’s going to be a really good pitcher for Atlanta next year. … He’s good people. We’re going to miss him, but hopefully we’re going to have other people assume those mantles as we go forward.”

Valera maked Orioles debut at second, Villar to report to team Thursday

Infielder Jonathan Villar, the major league piece the Orioles acquired from the Brewers in the Jonathan Schoop trade, will join the team Thursday when the club opens a four-game series in Texas.

“But I’ve seen the history of him, like you all have,” Showalter said of Villar, who will be coming off the DL for a thumb injury. “I’ve talked to a lot of people who’ve had him. He’s capable of playing a lot of places.”

Villar would likely slot into the club’s starting second baseman spot to replace Schoop. He’s also played shortstop and third base.

Infielder Breyvic Valera, one of the five players received from the Dodgers in the Manny Machado trade, was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday and started at second base Wednesday.

“I’ll get a little peak at Valera today, and then we’ll see what the corresponding move is,” Showalter said. “Heard good stuff about him, and we’ve always liked him as an organization and to be able to acquire him. I’m not going to make any big evaluations on him today. But I want to let him get out there and get a feel for him.”

The Orioles had previous interest in 26-year-old Valera, who has been traded twice since the beginning of the season, going from the Cardinals to Dodgers in April before coming to Baltimore during the all-star break.

“It’s baseball life,” Valera said through interpreter Ramón Alarcón. “One day you are one place, the next day you are in a different place. I’m just really thankful to be here, for the opportunity the organization has provided. I feel like I’m getting along with my new teammates. I’m just really thankful to be here.”

Around the horn:

Mark Trumbo received a day off Wednesday against Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray. Trumbo is just 1-for-14 against Gray in his career. … Right-hander David Hess still appears to be the likeliest option to fill Gausman’s rotation spot Saturday in Texas.

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Brewers scoop up 2B Jonathan Schoop from Orioles

Brewers scoop up 2B Jonathan Schoop from Orioles

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, left, tags out Tampa Bay Rays’ Joey Wendle on a steal-attempt in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, adding another option to a crowded infield as they make a push for the playoffs.

The Brewers sent second baseman Jonathan Villar and two prospects to Baltimore.

Schoop was the second infielder Milwaukee acquired in the last few days before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Brewers also dealt for third baseman Mike Moustakas from Kansas City. The plan then was for left-handed hitting third baseman Travis Shaw to shift to second base. The 26-year-old Schoop now gives Milwaukee a right-handed option at second.

The Brewers have also played Hernan Perez at second of late. The upside of having so many infielders is having another quality bat available on the bench.

”Really, what it comes down to for us is we think we’re getting better and we think we’re adding to our overall depth,” general manager David Stearns said.

The Brewers were in Los Angeles on Tuesday for the second game of a four-game series with the Dodgers. They started the day a game back of the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central but leading the NL wild-card race.

Milwaukee is trying to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Schoop is batting .244 with 17 homers and 40 RBIs in 85 games. He is on a 12-game hitting streak, posting a .345 average with seven homers and 16 RBIs in the stretch. Schoop has hit safely in 22 of his last 23 games.

In Schoop, Stearns acquired a young player still under contract for 2019. He has a guaranteed $9 million salary for next year.

”We talk about control and in this case, it certainly played into the valuation of the player,” Stearns said.

Besides Moustakas and Schoop, Milwaukee also traded for reliever Joakim Soria from the Chicago White Sox last week.

But the Brewers did not add a starter, which was an area of concern following injuries to Brent Suter (elbow) and Zach Davies (shoulder). Jimmy Nelson (shoulder) remains sidelined after getting hurt late last season.

Stearns said the team could still look to deal in August, though he voiced confidence in a rotation currently headlined by Jhoulys Chacin (10-3, 3.45 ERA).

”I think we’ve probably had a little bit more confidence in our group throughout this year then perhaps there’s been externally and that’s fine,” Stearns said. ”Certainly we were open and active to add to that group but at this point, we were unable to do so.”

Milwaukee also sent right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz and infielder Jean Carmona to the Orioles for Schoop.

The rebuilding Orioles also traded starter Kevin Gausman and reliever Darren O’Day to the Braves on Tuesday. Since the All-Star break, Baltimore has also traded away star slugger Manny Machado (Dodgers) and relievers Zach Britton (Yankees) and Brad Brach (Braves).

The Orioles cut this year’s payroll by $20,077,929 with the deals of the six plus $9 million from 2019, and added $836,290 for this year with Villar. The Orioles started with a $151 million payroll for their 40-man roster.

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Orioles ship IF Schoop to Brewers for IF Villar, two prospects

Orioles ship IF Schoop to Brewers for IF Villar, two prospects

The Baltimore Orioles, baseball’s worst team this season, continued their trade deadline activity by trading infielder Jonathan Schoop to the Milwaukee Brewers for infielder Jonathan Villar and minor leaguers Luis Ortiz and Jean Carmona, the Orioles announced Tuesday.

Schoop, 26, has been an Orioles mainstay over the past six seasons. He originally debuted with Baltimore in 2013 and became a regular in 2014, hitting .261 with 106 home runs and 312 RBIs since.

After his first All-Star appearance in 2017, Schoop has slumped to a .244 batting average this year while still providing 17 homers and 40 RBIs in 85 games, playing all but three of his innings at second base.

Villar, 27, has played all of this season at second. After a career year in 2016 (.285, 19 homers, 63 RBIs, NL-high 62 steals), Villar has not posted the same production in Milwaukee. This season he is hitting .261 with six homers, 22 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.

Villar has been on the disabled list since July 15 with a right thumb injury, but he just finished a rehab assignment and will be joining the Orioles.

Ortiz was assigned to Double-A Bowie and Carmona to Class-A Aberdeen.

The 22-year-old Ortiz is 3-4 with a 3.71 ERA in 16 outings (11 starts) for Double-A Biloxi this season. The right-handed pitcher owns a 3.20 ERA in 82 career minor league games (70 starts) and pitched in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game.

Carmona, 18, batted .239 with four home runs and 24 RBIs in 39 games for rookie-level Helena this season. He has played mostly at shortstop in 2018 while also seeing action at second and third base.

The Orioles, who entered Tuesday with baseball’s worst record at 32-74, also traded away right-handed starter Kevin Gasuman and righty reliever Darren O’Day on Tuesday before the trade deadline. This month Baltimore shipped out All-Star shortstop Manny Machado (to the Dodgers), southpaw closer Zach Britton (Yankees) and right-handed reliever Brad Brach (Braves).

–Field Level Media

The Orioles loss tracker

The Orioles loss tracker

The Baltimore Orioles are historically bad in 2018, and they aren’t alone. Keep track here as they rack up the losses at an uncommon rate.

The bottom line

Current record: 32-74 (.302)

162-game pace: 49-113

Teams with 115+ losses in the modern era: 4
120 – 1962 Mets
119 – 2003 Tigers
117 – 1916 A’s
115 – 1935 Braves

Offense comes alive

The Orioles not only took the final three games of their weekend series against the Rays; Baltimore scored 37 runs in the wallopings. Chris Davis hit two of the Orioles’ four home runs on Sunday, and the struggling first baseman has three home runs in his last four games and has scored in five consecutive contests.

Baltimore on Sunday kept dealing, trading reliever Brad Brach to the Braves.

A reprieve!

Baltimore was headed for yet another series loss on Wednesday, but Mother Nature stepped in to help them out. After splitting the first two games against the Red Sox, the Orioles were getting shellacked in the series finale. Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez homered in the first inning, then Mookie Betts hit a three-run shot in the second, giving Boston a 5-0 lead.

That’s when the rains came, and the game was postponed, wiping out those two innings of work. The Sox had some fun with it, at least.

Love in an elevator

Baltimore had a 4-1 lead on July 22 in Toronto, only to see Randal Grichuk and Yangervis Solarte each hit two-run home runs in a 5-4 Blue Jays win, completing the Blue Jays sweep. Oh yeah, and a few Orioles got stuck in an elevator this weekend.

The break… up

Manny Machado was traded to the Dodgers, but even with his departure Tim Beckham in the first two games after the All-Star break went 2-for-4 at shortstop in both contests, including a home run on Friday night. It didn’t matter, with Baltimore suffering a pair of losses to the Blue Jays.

On Saturday, Alex Cobb allowed four runs — only one of them earned — to suffer the loss in Toronto. Cobb, who signed a four-year, $57 million contract in the offseason, is now 2-13 with a 6.17 ERA. Among the 120 major league pitchers with at least 70 innings in 2018, Cobb ranks 120th in ERA.

The Orioles are 28-71, owners of the worst record in baseball. In the last 100 seasons only seven teams have had worse starts through 99 games, led by the beacon of futility — the 1962 Mets, who were 25-74 en route to finishing 40-120 in their inaugural campaign.

Of the 11 other teams in that span to finish 28-71 or worse, only two teams finished with a winning percentage of at least .300 — the 1923 Boston Braves and 1979 Oakland A’s.

Worst 99-game starts in the last 100 years

Team Through 99 games Final record
Team Through 99 games Final record
1962 New York Mets 25-74 40-120 (.250)
1935 Boston Braves 25-74 38-115 (.248)
1932 Boston Red Sox 26-73 43-111 (.279)
1941 Philadelphia Phillies 26-73 43-111 (.279)
1945 Philadelpha Phillies 26-73 46-108 (.299)
1979 Oakland A’s 26-73 54-108 (.333)
2003 Detroit Tigers 26-73 43-119 (.265)
1919 Philadelphia A’s 28-71 36-104 (.257)
1923 Boston Braves 28-71 54-100 (.351)
1928 Philadelphia A’s 28-71 43-109 (.282)
1952 Pittsburgh Pirates 28-71 42-112 (.273)
2018 Baltimore Orioles 28-71 TBD

1919-2018

Even the 1988 Orioles, who famously began their season at a record 0-21, were 31-68 through 99 games. That’s three games better than the current Baltimore team. Yikes.