Here comes the most important O series in five years

Good morning Camden Chat.

There is no sale less than that. These next three days at Camden Yards could make or break the Orioles’ 2022 post-season hopes. O’s hasn’t played the September Games in this sense in half a decade.

The Toronto Blue Jayscurrently 2.5 games ahead of the Orioles in third and final place for the wild card, come to Baltimore today for what promises to be a tense, hard-to-fight brawl, and a merciless four-game series full of three days starting with a double-header this afternoon.

the birds’ A costly loss to athletics yesterday Put them on their heels, but they’re not out hunting yet. However, their margin of error is small. At this point, just a four-game sweep of the Blue Jays would move O to the playoff position by the end of the series. But taking three out of four will earn them valuable ground. Anything less will make it difficult for the Orioles to close the gap on Jay in the final weeks of the season.

There is a lot of riding in this series, and Jays will not be an easy opponent. But the surprising 2022 Orioles have lived up to almost every challenge they’ve faced this year. Can they do it again?

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The Orioles lose ground in the wild cards race with a 5-0 loss to A. ‘Massive’ series starts against Blue Jays on Monday – BaltimoreBaseball.com
Mike Bowman joins the Orioles to start one of today’s games, five days before his (and mine) birthday. Let’s start this Christmas week off on the right foot, Mike!

Adley Rutschman lives up to the hype to surprise Baltimore Orioles – USA Today
It’s USA Today’s turn to see how good the Orioles are. Gabe Lacques associates O as “a future without limits”. I love the sound of it.

After Red Sox rejected, Judd Fabian’ envisions a chance to win multiple world championships with the Orioles – PressBox
Apparently, even in Low-A, Judd Fabian was booed by Red Sox fans for not signing with Boston last year. Hopefully, Red Sox fans will give plenty of reason to boo after his arrival in the majors.

Birthdays and Oriole history

Is today your birthday? happy birthday! And happy 87th birthday to catch Tom Patton, who featured in a major league game for the Orioles in 1957. That’s more than most of us will ever do, so kudos to him. Enjoy your day, Mr. Patton. Today also celebrates the birthdays of Calvin Maduro (48 years old) and Jimmy Hines (50), the right-hand man of the former O.

The Orioles’ last win on this date came last year, when they came back from a late deficit To beat the Yankees in New York, 8-7. After a 5-2 in the sixth inning, the O’s combined four runs and six strikes from Andrew Heaney to take the lead, and loyalists Marcus Deblan, Tanner Scott and Tyler Wells worked the final three goalless innings to seal the win. Even after the victory, the Orioles scored 43-92. Let me repeat that: only a year ago on this date, the Oriole was 43-92. They are now 71-62.

Orioles too Beat the Yankees on this date in 2017, who rebounded from an early 6-1 deficit thanks to four home runs, culminated in Mane Machado’s take-off, two blasts in the ninth game, and the second in the match. The win was the 1500th of Buck Showalter’s managerial career, pulling the Orioles in one game from the Wild’s paper spot. How sexy! Except that, the next day, the O’s began a six-game losing streak that saw them fall out of the playoffs and under 0.500 for good.

And on September 5, 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. His place is alongside Lou Gehrig, where he tied the astonishing record for back-to-back Iron Horse games at 2130 (the tie, of course, was short-lived, as Cal Gehrig was toppled the next day). In front of 46,804 raucous fans at Camden Yards — including my 12-year-old — Cal went 3-for-5 with his home run, one of six O’s in a 8-0 win over the Angels.