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Orioles involved in yet another player-coach shouting match

Orioles involved in yet another player-coach shouting match

Tensions were high in the Orioles dugout on Wednesday night. 

During the fifth inning of Baltimore’s 8-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, Orioles reliever Richard Bleier and third base coach Jose David Flores got in a heated argument about what was said to be the positioning of the defense. 

The incident, which was shown live on the local broadcast shows Bleier and Flores shouting back and forth with one another. 

It even got to the point that Bleier had to be separated from Flores. 

Prior to the incident, Bleier had allowed three runs on four hits while recording one out, putting the team at an 8-2 disadvantage. Tempers immediately began to rise as Bleier exited the field. 

"I think I just let frustration kind of boil over," Bleier said, according to The Baltimore Sun. "Some stuff about some balls that I thought maybe ... defensive positioning, I guess. I probably could have done better for myself to keep my mouth shut, and unfortunately, I may have said something. You guys saw the rest."

This is becoming a quite regular sight for the Orioles.

The is the second time that an Orioles player and coach have gone at it in just three weeks. During the Orioles' August 7 loss to the New York Yankees, first baseman Chris Davis had a confrontation with manager Brandon Hyde in the dugout. Davis had to be restrained by his teammates and coaches

"Right now, we're not thrilled with each other maybe," Bleier said on Wednesday night. "But I'm sure we can move past this and get back to a healthy relationship."

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

It's not how you start, it's how you finish, and boy did Orioles right fielder Steve Wilkerson make sure the team went out with a bang against the Boston Red Sox.

Bottom of the eighth, game knotted at four, Jackie Bradley Jr. sent what seemed to be a moonshot to right field...

But what happens next is arguably the best catch of the entire MLB season. 

This catch by Wilkerson is nothing less than spectacular. Not only did he possess the focus to track the ball beyond the wall, but the athleticism to make the catch while almost tumbling over backwards into the crowd. 

This year may have been a huge let down for Baltimore, but here's to a bright spot heading into the offseason. 

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

The Orioles are now five games better than last season's woeful 47-115 record. While they continue to win meaningless games late in the season, their poor season won't go away. 

Player Notes:

Dylan Bundy gave up only two runs in seven innings pitched against the Blue Jays, bringing his season's ERA down to 4.79. 

Also, Trey Mancini went a perfect 5-5 in the Orioles win Tuesday night. He's now batting .373 against Toronto, hitting 25 of his 94 RBI this season against Toronto. Dwight Smith Jr. also impressed with a 3-4 showing, hitting a homer and three RBI of his own. 

Injuries: 

OF Mason Williams, knee, out indefinitely

RP Hunter Harvey, biceps, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Josh Rogers, elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, back, 60-Day IL, 2020

Coming Up: 

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Orioles at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre

Thursday, Sept. 26: Orioles at Boston, 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park

Friday, Sept. 27: Orioles at Boston, 1:05 p.m. at Fenway Park