What’s On Tap: Previewing Thursday’s Afternoon Action

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We have day baseball. A couple of games which started at noon when I wasn’t paying attention. Jeez, guys. Have brunch or something first, will ya? No rush here.

Watch out for flying balls in Chicago. I feel like Weaver/Danks is gonna favor the hitter. Meanwhile, Miller vs. Cueto is a nice early season matchup of imports to the NL West.

Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw) @ Atlanta Braves (Matt Wisler), 12:10 PM EDT, Turner Field;

Seattle Mariners (Nathan Karns) @ Cleveland Indians (Cody Anderson), 12:10 PM EDT, Progressive Field;

Washington Nationals (Max Scherzer) @ Miami Marlins (Tom Koehler), 1:10 PM EDT, Marlins Park;

Tampa Bay Rays (Jake Odorizzi) @ Boston Red Sox (David Price), 1:35 PM EDT, Fenway Park;

Minnesota Twins (Ricky Nolasco) @ Milwaukee Brewers (Tyler Jungmann), 1:40 PM EDT, Miller Park;

Los Angeles Angels (Jered Weaver) @ Chicago White Sox (John Danks), 2:10 PM EDT, U.S. Cellular Field;

Arizona Diamondbacks (Shelby Miller) @ San Francisco Giants (Johnny Cueto), 3:45 PM EDT, AT&T Park

Orioles set new MLB record with 259th home run allowed

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Update (9:04 PM EST): The game went into a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-2 tie, so the game isn’t official yet. Which means the Orioles aren’t yet the official record holders.

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A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.

The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.

David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.

The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.