Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Chen went two shutout innings in his Grapefruit League debut, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Chen has had a quiet and healthy camp so far. He is coming off a 16-win season in which he had a 2.76 ERA after the All-Star break. Chen allowed 17 home runs in 104 innings in the first half, but just six home runs in 81.2 innings in the second half. With Chris Tillman as the Opening Day starter, Chen slides in as the No. 2 starter.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 5 months ago

Chen had his contract option exercised by the Orioles on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Chen had his best season with the Orioles since coming over from Japan in 2104, posting a 3.54 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 185.67 innings of work on his way to a 16-6 record on the season.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 6 months ago

Chen will start Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.

Game 3 was postponed Monday and will instead be played on Tuesday, however the O's will still start Chen. Chris Tillman may now be called upon to pitch Game 4 as he would be able to do so on regular rest.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 6 months ago

Chen is expected to start Game 3 of the ALCS against the Royals on Monday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

It's possible plans could change, if Bud Norris is driven from Saturday's Game 2 early and Chen is forced to pitch in long relief, but the lefty is currently penciled in to toe the rubber Monday. Chen failed to make it out of the fourth inning in Game 2 of the ALDS, but the Orioles rallied against the Tigers' bullpen to earn the victory.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 6 months ago

Chen will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

Manager Buck Showalter had been mum as to his starters beyond Chris Tillman in Game 1, but it will be Chen who opposes Justin Verlander in Game 2. Chen posted a 2.05 ERA over five September starts (30.2 innings) to finish the regular season with a 3.54 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 6 months ago

Chen fell to 16-6 on the season after throwing six innings and allowing three runs - two earned - on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Chen threw 79 pitches and left something in the tank while exiting early in his final regular season start. He will start Baltimore's second playoff game.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 6 months ago

Chen lost Monday against the Yankees as he pitched six innings and allowed four runs (two earned), six hits and two walks to go along with four strikeouts.

Chen is having a great season overall as his record stands at 16-5 even after Monday's loss. There is a chance that he might not start again during the regular season depending on what the Orioles decide to do with their postseason rotation.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 6 months ago

Chen won Monday against the Blue Jays he pitched 5.2 innings and allowed two runs, nine hits and one walk to go along with six strikeouts.

Although Chen wasn't at his best Monday, he battled for his 16th win of the season and allowed two runs or less for the fourth time in his last five starts. He has been a big reason why the Orioles have run away with their division this season.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 7 months ago

Chen (15-4) tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing just three hits with four strikeouts against no walks.

The lone blemish against Chen came on a solo homer from Xander Bogaerts in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the victory, Chen has now won eight of his last nine decision to put him just one off of the AL lead. As things line up, Chen will make two home starts next week, Monday against the Blue Jays and Sept. 21 against the Red Sox.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 7 months ago

Chen worked six scoreless innings Friday night against Rays, surrendering just four hits and three walks while striking out three.

Though the Orioles' bullpen squandered the effort, Chen came up with another solid performance Friday night. The 29-year-old lefty has been a steady presence in the Baltimore rotation this season, especially during the last few weeks. Dating back to July 24, a span of eight starts, he has gone 4-1 while posting a 2.60 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 40:12 K:BB ratio across 52 innings. Chen is next scheduled to take the mound Wednesday in Boston.