Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months ago

Chen pitched well in a no-decision Monday, holding the Twins to two runs in seven innings.

Chen has been in a groove since June, allowing no more than two runs in a game since May 30. The lefty has been prone to the home run ball however, allowing two homers in each of his last three starts. Chen's next start will come this weekend against the Nationals.

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Chen (4-4) gave up two runs on four hits and a walk over eight efficient innings Wednesday against the Rangers.

Chen struck out just two batters and gave up a pair of homers, but the Rangers weren't able to make him pay much for either of those things. He's now given up two or fewer runs in five consecutive starts, and Chen can typically be counted on to record more strikeouts than he did in this one. The Korean lefty will head to Minnesota to face the Twins next week.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months ago

Chen allowed two runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out five over six innings, but came away with a no-decision in a game the Orioles would win 4-3 over Cleveland on Friday night.

He now sports a very solid 2.90 ERA, and pitched well in this one other than allowing a pair of solo home runs. Chen has been one of the Orioles most reliable starters, and while he was sent down after his last start (he has options left) he should remain a mainstay in their rotation for the foreseeable future.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months ago

Chen has been officially recalled from High-A Frederick to start Friday against the Indians, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Chen was dealing with some "general fatigue," but expressed his displeasure indicating he was fine when the club optioned He will rejoin the team Friday, however, and will face a relatively heavy left-handed lineup.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months ago

Chen will be recalled from High-A Fredrick to start against the Indians on Friday night, MASN Sports reports.

The Orioles optioned Chen to High-A after an excellent start against the Phillies on June 15 due to general fatigue. For the season, he's turned in his best overall results as a member of the Orioles, with a 71:19 K:BB, 2.89 ERA, and 1.12 WHIP over 13 starts.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months ago

Chen will start for the Orioles on Thursday against the Phillies, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

Chen has been dealing with some general fatigue, but the Orioles are optimistic he'll be able to return by late next week. If the target date stands, he'll take on a light-hitting Phillies team that ranks dead last in the majors in runs scored. The last time Chen saw the Phillies, he threw eight scoreless innings and matched a season-best with nine strikeouts.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months ago

Chen, who was optioned to High-A Frederick on Tuesday, has been dealing with some general fatigue, according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun.

Chen will miss his scheduled outing Saturday against the Blue Jays, despite holding the Phillies scoreless over eight innings Monday night. He'll presumably make his next start when he's eligible to return from a 10-day stint in the minors, against the Indians on June 26. The Orioles are taking advantage of the options remaining on Chen's contract to free up an extra spot on the roster while the lefty rests. The team's decision not to place Chen on the disabled list suggests this is mostly just a case of general fatigue.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months ago

Chen was optioned to High-A Frederick on Tuesday

Chen has options remaining on his contract, and the Orioles want to free up an extra roster spot for the next few days, presumably to delay making a decision about which outfielders they'll keep on the roster. Chen's having a fantastic season, and he'll be back with the Orioles for Saturday's start against the Blue Jays.

Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 2 months ago

Chen was masterful Monday, shutting out the Phillies over eight innings to win his third game of the season.

Chen allowed just four hits and struck out nine in what was likely his best start of the season. The Taiwan native has been phenomenal this season, registering a pristine 2.89 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. His next start will come this weekend against the Blue Jays.

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Chen (2-4) needed 91 pitches to get through five innings Wednesday against Boston, but picked up the win after allowing two runs on seven hits. He struck out five and walked one.

Despite delivering more-than-credible starting work for an Orioles team that's hovering around .500, this was only Chen's second win in 13 starts this season, as the team's tended to go silent on offense whenever the Korean lefty's on the mound. Not so Wednesday, as they posted five runs in support of Chen, helping him to the victory despite a rather inefficient outing. He'll draw the visiting Phillies on Monday.