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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Wei-Yin Chen fired seven innings of one-run ball Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.
Chen held his own with Corey Kluber taking care of business on the other side, giving up just four hits and one walk to go along with six strikeouts. The only run scored on a solo homer from Zach Walters in the fifth inning. It was a solid bounceback performance after he gave up four runs over five innings against the Blue Jays last time out. Chen will bring a 3.76 ERA into a start against the Cubs next week and makes for an appealing matchup play. Aug 16 - 12:03 AM

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Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Orioles has been postponed due to inclement weather in the forecast.

The two teams will make the game as part of a doubleheader on September 12. Tuesday's starters, Shane Greene and Wei-Yin Chen, will presumably be pushed back a day.
Aug 12 - 2:55 PM

Wei-Yin Chen faltered on Wednesday and took his fourth loss, yielding four runs over five innings to the Blue Jays.

Chen entered the start having been on a run of good pitching, but the Jays were up to the challenge. The lefty was taken for eight hits and a pair of walks, though he did manage to strike out six. Jose Bautista struck a big blow, hitting a two-run home run in the second inning to double the Jays' run total. Chen, with a 3.90 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a 96/23 K/BB ratio, will try to right the ship on Monday in a home start against the Yankees.
Aug 6 - 10:05 PM

Wei-Yin Chen delivered another impressive outing in Friday's victory over the Mariners, allowing just one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings of work.

The veteran left-hander punched out eight on the night while walking only one. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI double by Kendrys Morales in the fourth inning. Now 12-3 on the season, he'll head into Thursday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto with a 3.76 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 90/21 K/BB ratio.
Aug 1 - 9:56 PM

Wei-Yin Chen blanked the Mariners for eight innings Thursday, combining with Darren O'Day on a five-hitter.

Chen fired seven shutout innings against the Red Sox back on June 11. Since then, he'd allowed three earned runs or more in five of six starts, and didn't surrender less than two in any. That stretch saw his ERA spike from 3.76 to 4.21. It's back down to 3.96, a number he'll defend against the Angels next week.
Jul 25 - 12:59 AM

Wei-Yin Chen improved his record to 9-3, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Orioles won by a 4-3 margin over the Nationals on Thursday.

Chen narrowly outpitched Gio Gonzalez and received just enough run support to eke out the victory. The lefty yielded eight hits without a walk while striking out six. Chen will go into the All-Star break carrying a 4.15 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 75/18 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 10:06 PM

Wei-Yin Chen earned his eighth win, allowing two runs over six innings as the Orioles wrapped up a 5-2 victory on Thursday.

Chen battled through a rainy evening in Baltimore, allowing six hits and walking two while striking out four. Chen is now 8-3 with a 4.12 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 69/18 K/BB ratio. He'll go up against the Nationals on the road in his next start.
Jul 3 - 11:48 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed five earned runs over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

It was the shortest start of his career. The Rays got to Chen for seven hits -- including three home runs -- pushing his season ERA from 3.84 to 4.19. He will try to bounce back next week against the Rangers.
Jun 28 - 7:32 PM

Wei-Yin Chen blanked the Red Sox for seven innings Wednesday, combining with Darren O'Day and Zach Britton on a four-hit shutout.

If there's any good news for the Red Sox, it's that they somehow salvaged a game during a three-game series in which they were limited to one run in 27 innings. Chen struck out a season-high seven tonight. He's been a solid, reliable starter for the Orioles since arriving prior to 2012, but rarely has he been spectacular. This is the first time since May 12, 2013 that he's gone a start without allowing a run (and he pitched only five innings that game before suffering a strained oblique that sidelined him for nearly two months).
Jun 12 - 12:02 AM

Wei-Yin Chen pitched well in a no-decision against the Athletics on Friday, surrendering just two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Chen struck out four and didn’t issue a walk in the ballgame. The only scoring against him came on a pair of solo home runs off the bats of Josh Donaldson and Derek Norris. He left in line for his seventh victory of the season, but the Orioles bullpen was unable to hang on for him. Chen will bring a 4.13 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 50/11 K/BB ratio into Wednesday’s start against the Red Sox.
Jun 6 - 10:45 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed five runs, including three home runs, over five innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

All five of the Brewers' runs came via the homer, as a Carlos Gomez three-run home run preceded solo shots by Mark Reynolds and Khris Davis. He gave up seven hits in total, striking out six. The rough outing raised his ERA to 4.50 after being at 3.69 two starts ago. He's got a pretty good shot to get back on track Sunday at the Astros.
May 28 - 12:19 AM

Wei-Yin Chen got the no-decision, allowing five runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Orioles lost in 13 innings to the Indians on Thursday.

Chen allowed eight hits, walked none, and struck out only one. The lefty has failed to get through six innings in three out of his last four starts and now sports a 4.08 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. Chen will look to lower both in his next start against the Brewers on the road.
May 22 - 11:40 PM

Wei-Yin Chen improved to 5-2, allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings as the Orioles defeated the Royals 2-1 on Thursday.

Chen was excellent, holding the Royals to seven hits and a walk while striking out only one batter. Danny Valencia brought a run in with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Orioles' lead to 2-1, but that would be it for scoring on the night. Chen, whose ERA is a respectable 3.69, will face the Pirates in Pittsburgh in his next outing.
May 15 - 11:23 PM

Wei-Yin Chen will start Thursday against the Royals.

The Orioles have called up Kevin Gausman to pitch Wednesday, but Chen will remain on turn. Miguel Gonzalez will shift to the bullpen for the time being.
May 13 - 3:50 PM

Wei-Yin Chen won Friday after holding the Astros to two runs and five hits over seven innings.

Chen improved to 4-2 on the season. He has just three quality starts, but he also hasn't allowed more than four runs in any of his seven outings. While he's a fringe guy in mixed leagues as a result of pitching in the AL East, he should remain a solid AL-only option throughout.
May 9 - 10:07 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Nick Hundley
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Cord Phelps
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Kevin Gausman
5Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Ubaldo Jimenez