Tuesday’s game called

BALTIMORE—The Orioles, after consulting with Major League Baseball and state and local officials, announced around 11:20 p.m. ET that Tuesday night’s game against the White Sox has been postponed.
It is the second consecutive postponement for Baltimore, which has captivated national news as protests that started over the weekend for the deceased Freddie Gray have grown violent in pockets of the city. Baltimore was declared to be in a state of emergency late Monday night and the National Guard have been summoned to help restore peace.
The Orioles have not announced a makeup date for either Monday or Tuesday’s game yet and fans  are encouraged to keep their tickets and parking passes until more information is made available.
There has been no announcement on the status of Wednesday’s game yet, though the citywide curfew from 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. ET has a direct effect on the Orioles scheduled 7 p.m. ET contest. The team is mulling over options, including playing day games and at a different venue, for the rest of the week. The O’s have an off day on Thursday and are slated to play Friday and Saturday night against Tampa Bay. Sunday is an afternoon game.
Ubaldo Jimenez was slated to start Monday and Tuesday’s postponed games for the Orioles and it wasn’t immediately known if the rotation would be altered for the rest of the homestand.

Citywide curfew will change Os schedule

BALTIMORE—Following the postponement of the Orioles-White Sox game on Monday night for dangerous protests in Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a citywide curfew of 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. for a week starting on Tuesday.

It’s unknown how the curfew, which comes while the city of Baltimore is in a state of emergency, will change the rest of the O’s series against Chicago and their games for later in the week. The Orioles have 7 p.m. ET games scheduled for both Tuesday and Wednesday along with a weekend set wit the Rays. Changing the start times or moving the venue of the games are two options being discussed.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday afternoon that he was trying to balance the outside events regarding Freddy Gray with keeping his team focused on the field.

“They had the funeral today, right?,” Showalter said. “I took a different route in today.”

The protests, which caused Camden Yards to close all but two gates on Monday, have been a hot topic of conversation among the players and coaching staff.

“Sure it is,” Showalter said. “But I don’t want to lessen it all so I’m very cautious about even talking about it. There’s so many things that go on that you get challenged with, obviously this is a different level. There’s not a lot of experience with it. So you try to take each moment as it comes and I know there were a lot of calls to some guys’ families about making sure they knew what was going on from a safety standpoint. But guys are watching it. They are all aware of what’s going on.”

The curfew includes all events but a medical emergency and people traveling to work and will continue until May 4 or it’s rescinded by Rawlings-Blake.

The protests, some of which have been peaceful, also have a planned protest for Gray on Saturday afternoon.

Game postponed

BALTIMORE— As dangerous riots for Freddie Gray moved through Baltimore, and closer to Camden Yards, the Orioles postponed Monday night’s game against the White Sox.
The team made the announcement on their JumboTron, after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department. An announcement regarding the make-up date will be made as soon as possible. Fans are encouraged to keep their tickets and parking passes until more information is made available.

Orioles vs. White Sox Game 1

ORIOLES LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza LF
Jimmy Paredes DH
Delmon Young RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Manny Machado 3B
Caleb Joseph C
Rey Navarro 2B
Everth Cabrera SS

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

WHITE SOX LINEUPS
Adam Eaton CF
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Abreu 1B
Adam LaRoche DH
Avisail Garcia RF
Conor Gillaspie SS
Gordon Beckham 3B
Tyler Flowers C
Micah Johnson 2B

Hector Noesi RHP

Os to offer vouchers for Saturday’s game

The Orioles are expected to reach out on Monday to fans who bought tickets online to Saturday’s game against the Red Sox and give them a voucher for a future game.

With protests in the area for Freddie Gray, the O’s crowd was significantly smaller than expected as many stayed away from downtown Baltimore. Those who were in attendance were mandated to stay inside Camden Yards by the city’s police department and mayor’s office for part of the game and advised of the safest routes to get home.

Those who bought Saturday tickets at the box office will get more information later the week on how to go about getting a voucher.

Orioles-Red Sox finale

The Orioles and Red Sox will play the rubber match this afternoon with the O’s hosting Little League Day a night removed from Freddie Gray protests that made national news outside of Camden Yards. (More on that here.) Today’s game is going off as schedule, just like last night’s did.

Not a whole lot of pregame news, but manager Buck Showalter did say that J.J. Hardy –who had a Cortisone injection in his left shoulder on Saturday–will likely need 3-4 rehab games when he’s ready to go out. Hunter Harvey is slated to throw his first full bullpen session in Sarasota, Fla. on Wednesday while Wesley Wright is also getting close to starting a throwing program to return.

Here are your lineups…

RED SOX LINEUP

Mookie Betts CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Hanley Ramirez DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Brock Holt LF
Allen Craig RF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Sandy Leon C

Wade Miley LHP

ORIOLES LINEUP

Everth Cabrera SS
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Delmon Young RF
Chris Davis 1B
Steve Pearce LF
Jimmy Paredes DH
Ryan Lavarnway C
Rey Navarro 2B

Bud Norris RHP

Os vs. Red Sox Game 2

Greetings from Baltimore, where there’s been protestors around the city all day. Camden Yards, however, seems OK.

John Russell took over the pregame duties for Orioles manager Buck Showalter today, who is attending his father-in-law’s memorial service in Nashville, Tenn. He could be back during the game.

J.J. Hardy is feeling better, but still not ready for rehab games. He’s on his way to Baltimore from Triple-A Norfolk, where he’s been taking batting practice, and the team will figure out the next step.

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters continues to progress in Sarasota, Fla. and he will catch 4-5 innings in extended spring on Monday. There’s still no timetable for his return.

RED SOX LINEUP

Mookie Betts CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Mike Napoli 1B
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Allen Craig RF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Ryan Hanigan C

Justin Masterson RHP

ORIOLES LINEUP
Alejandro De Aza LF
Jimmy Paredes DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Travis Snider RF
Manny Machado 3B
Rey Navarro 2B
Caleb Joseph C
Everth Cabrera SS

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Os vs Red Sox lineups

The O’s will try to snap a four-game losing streak tonight. Not much news pregame other than Ryan Flaherty going on the disabled list, though Matt Wieters did catch in an extended spring game. J.J. Hardy took batting practice with Triple-A Norfolk again on Friday and the team is waiting to see if he had another pain-free day. The hope is he can go on rehab assignment next week.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter will head to Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday to attend the memorial service for his father-in-law. He is expected to miss the game.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza LF
Manny Machado 3B
Jimmy Paredes DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Delmon Young RF
Rey Navarro 2B
Caleb Joseph C
Everth Cabrera SS

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

RED SOX LINEUP

Mookie Betts CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Mike Napoli 1B
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Daniel Nava RF
Brock Holt SS
Ryan Hanigan C

Rick Porcello RHP

Flaherty to DL

The Orioles infield continues to be hit hard by injuries as the club placed Ryan Flaherty (groin) on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday’s game. Infielder Rey Navarro has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk in his place and is expected to see the bulk of his playing time at second base.

Flaherty’s injury is the third to the O’s infield, which is currently also without J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop. Everett Cabrera, a late spring sign, has been starting at shortstop in Hardy’s place and the team has been down an infielder since Schoop injured his knee last week.  Baltimore is also without catcher Matt Wieters (Tommy John) and reliever Wesley Wright (strained trapezius muscle)

Flaherty suffered the injury sliding into to second base in Wednesday’s game in Toronto and this will be his second career stint on the DL.

Os at Red Sox, Marathon Monday

ORIOLES LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza LF
Jimmy Paredes DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Travis Snider RF
Manny Machado 3B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Ryan Lavarnway C
Everth Cabrera SS

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

RED SOX LINEUP
Mookie Betts CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Mike Napoli 1B
Shane Victorino RF
Brock Holt 3B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Ryan Hanigan C

Justin Masterson RHP

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