Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 7 days ago

Chen struck out three and walked five while allowing five unearned runs on three hits over 4.1 innings Monday against Boston.

While the left-hander took the loss, a trio of errors kept all of the runs he allowed Monday from counting against his ERA. Chen had uncharacteristically poor control Monday, while wet conditions at Fenway Park ultimately ended the game after seven innings. Chen will make his next start Saturday at Camden Yards in a rematch with Boston.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 weeks ago

Chen ended up with a no-decision Monday, allowing two runs in six innings of work against the Yankees.

The lefty was tagged for two solo home runs, but allowed just three baserunners beyond those two blasts. The start was a reassuring change after lasting just 4.1 innings in his first start of the season. Chen will try to earn his first win of the season when he faces the Red Sox this weekend.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 3 weeks ago

Chen couldn't get out of the fifth inning Tuesday, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks in 4.1 innings against the Rays.

The veteran southpaw just wasn't very efficient with his pitches in his first outing of the season. He ran up his pitch count to 96 (62 strikes) without finishing the fifth inning, which is particularly disappointing because he would have ended up with a win had him simply gone five innings. He will have time to recover from the stressful first start, as he does not take the ball again until Monday at home against the Yankees.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Chen allowed two runs in five innings in his final start of the spring Thursday.

Chen struck out four and had no walks while throwing 68 pitches. He may not be fully stretched out, so a pitch count could be in play during his first start of the season. Chen is slated to start April 7 against Tampa Bay.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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.