The Orioles are in a major rebuilding that has begun with a massive tear down of what was their roster.
They arrive at Coors Field with a 15-35 record, having allowed 107 home runs in 50 games, and setting an AL record by allowing five or more home runs in a game seven times in the first 50 games of a season. Fifty games into the season, and they already have used 26 pitchers and compiled a 5.77 ERA.
They claimed Keon Broxton off waivers from the Mets, sending the Mets $500,000 of international signing bonus money in exchange for the outfielder who complained of a lack of playing time with the Mets. A career .216 hitter in five seasons with the Brewers and Mets, Broxton was hitting .143 with no home runs and two RBI in 34 games with the Mets this season. He, however, gives the Orioles something they were missing -- a true defensive center fielder.
While the Rockies have plenty of experience against Andrew Cashner, who will start Saturday's game for the Orioles, they have never faced Friday stater John Means nor Sunday starter David Hess.