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News: Miguel Castro did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-7 on Friday. Castro did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.04 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
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News: Richard Bleier allowed two runs on six hits in 2.2 innings as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-7 on Friday. Bleier did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.73 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
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News: Ubaldo Jimenez fell to 4-6, allowing six runs on 10 hits and one walk in 5.1 innings, as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-7 on Friday. Jimenez struck out five, ending the game with a 7.19 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season.
Impact: In four starts this month, he's yielded 21 runs and 31 hits over 19 innings.
News: Jonathan Schoop went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs Friday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-7. The homer was his 20th of the season. He ended the game with a .303 batting average.
Impact: Schoop has 12 RBIs over four straight multi-hit games while going 9 for 18 with two homers, two doubles and five runs scored.
News: Caleb Joseph went 2 for 4 Friday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-7. He ended the game with a .304 batting average.
Impact: Joseph is 8 for 16 with a homer, two doubles, five RBIs and four runs scored over his last five games.
News: Manny Machado went 2 for 5 Friday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-7. Machado scored twice. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.
Impact: Machado is batting .409 (18 for 44) with two homers, two doubles, eight RBIs and 10 runs scored in his last 11 games.
News: Joey Rickard went 1 for 3 Friday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-7. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
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News: Hyun Soo Kim went 1 for 1 with a double Friday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-7. Kim scored once. He ended the game with a .231 batting average.
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News: Ruben Tejada went 1 for 3 Friday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-7. Tejada scored twice. He ended the game with a .274 batting average.
Impact: Tejada is batting .429 (12 for 28) with three doubles, three RBIs and six runs scored in his last eight games.
News: Chris Davis went 0 for 4 Friday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-7. He ended the game with a .215 batting average.
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News: Trey Mancini went 1 for 4 Friday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-7. He ended the game with a .304 batting average.
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News: Mark Trumbo went 1 for 5 with an RBI Friday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-7. He ended the game with a .249 batting average.
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News: Adam Jones went 1 for 5 with a double and two RBIs Friday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-7. Jones scored once. He ended the game with a .266 batting average.
Impact: Jones has seven RBIs in his last four games while going 8 for 19 (.421) with two homers, two doubles and eight runs scored.
News: Machado went 2-for-5 and scored twice in Friday's loss to the Astros.
Impact: Machado's sixth multi-hit game in his last 11 contests pushed his average up to .239, its highest point since early April. He's been on fire this month, going 23-for-69 (.333) with three home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs. It's safe to say the third baseman's first-half woes are now in the rearview mirror.
News: Schoop went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's 8-7 loss against Houston.
Impact: His 20th homer of the year, a three-run blast in the ninth, brought the O's within a run after entering the final frame down 8-2. Schoop now has two blasts, 13 RBI and five runs over his last four games.
News: Jimenez (4-6) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out five Astros in Friday's loss.
Impact: The battle-weary veteran stood no chance Friday against the AL's best team. He allowed two first-inning home runs and surrendered five runs in the first two frames. In four starts this month, Jimenez has allowed 20 runs over 19 innings, pushing his ERA to 7.19 -- the worst mark of any pitcher with more than 75 innings. If manager Buck Showalter keeps the right-hander in the rotation, then Jimenez would toe the rubber for his next start Wednesday in Tampa.
News: Castro will remain in the Orioles bullpen for now, but manager Buck Showalter said he's not ruling out using the 22-year-old as a starter, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Castro started 35 of his 88 minor-league contests, so he's no stranger to throwing the game's first pitch. On the other hand, all 54 of the 6-foot-7 right-hander's MLB appearances have been in relief. He's also done a fine job (3.18 ERA) working out of the O's bullpen this season, and Showalter doesn't want to lose that production. Testing Castro as a rotation member is probably on the horizon, but that transition is more likely to take place next spring rather than this year.
News: Hardy (hand/wrist) is expected to be cleared for strengthening exercises in another week or so, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: With a broken rib behind him, Hardy is now waiting on his fractured wrist to heal before getting back to baseball. He's scheduled to meet with a specialist after traveling with the team on next week's road trip. At that point, Hardy's ultimate fate for 2017 may finally become clear. Regardless, Hardy should be on waivers across all formats until he not only comes back, but provides better than the .211/.248/.308 slash line he posted in 64 games before the injuries.
News: Smith is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros.
Impact: Smith retreats to the bench for the third straight game as Joey Rickard draws another start in right field. The past two days Smith sat due to an opposing southpaw, but with right-hander Mike Fiers taking the mound against Baltimore on Friday, he's likely taking a seat while Rickard looks to expand on his 2-for-4 performance at the plate during Thursday's contest.
News: Castillo is not in the lineup Friday against the Astros.
Impact: The 30-year-old has been on a mini hot streak at the plate recently, going 8-for-18 over his last five starts, but takes a seat in favor of Caleb Joseph on Friday. Castillo will likely be back in the lineup Saturday, as the team continues to monitor his playing time.
News: Joseph said a major difference in his resurgent 2017 campaign has been a higher level of confidence than he had last year, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Joseph has been arguably the best backup catcher in MLB this year. After posting failing to knock in a run while slashing just .174/.216/.197 over 49 contests last year, the 31-year-old owns a .299/.329/.461 line through 54 games this season. Out of all backstops with at least 100 plate appearances in 2017, Joseph's 108 wRC+ is tied for 12th, while O's starter Welington Castillo is 24th with a 91 wRC+. Even as a backup, Joseph has proven worthy of a starting role in leagues that start two catchers.