Just as we were starting to think warm thoughts, with Spring Training games in full swing and some unseasonably warm weather gracing us, Winter roared back into Baltimore over the weekend. Hopefully you have electricity, and there are no downed trees in your yard or neighborhood causing havoc. That wasn’t fun at all. For those O’s fans in the diaspora – be glad you weren’t close to home for our most recent “bomb cyclone.” ‘Tweren’t enjoyable.
Now, to the links!
After suffering a scary accident that forced him out of his last start early, Kevin Gausman bounced back in a big way on Saturday, tearing through the Phillies regulars in Clearwater. He struck out five and didn’t allow any hard contact. Roch has more details, plus quotes from Gausman.
Chances are, you either forgot Chris Tillman was back, or you forgot that he was ever gone to begin with. He’s still working into pitching shape, while also continuing to try to get his old release point back. Eddie Encina of The Sun has the update.
Camden Depot’s Joe Wantz tells us why that’s not a bad thing.
Davis is *only* expected to miss 3-5 days with flexor mass soreness. That would be ideal. The cynic in me is screaming “here we go with the injury excuses already!” I don’t want to be cynical. Not about the Orioles. I really don’t. Heal up, Crush.
Dan Connolly on Danny Valencia, how Chris Davis’ injury underlines the need for depth, and Gausman’s aforementioned great start. Dan also has a story about Sammy Stewart, the former Orioles pitcher who sadly passed away this weekend. RIP, Sammy.