Found July 06, 2012 on Oriole Post:
It goes without saying that this four-game series over the weekend is monumental for the Baltimore Orioles, as it could help them stay in the thick of things in the American League East hunt. Then again, if they do not at least split the series in California, it could send the Orioles into quite the tailspin and dangerously close to the .500 mark, plus to the basement of the division. The Los Angeles Angels once again defeated the Baltimore Orioles this season, this time, by a score of 9-7, on the left coast. Well, the Orioles once again got another lackluster performance from a young pitcher – Jake Arrieta. After the game, the Orioles sent another pitcher back to the minors for seasoning. Guess who it was: Jake Arrieta. One could say that Arrieta perhaps has the best arsenal on the Baltimore Orioles when you look at all the starting pitchers; however, all that does not make a difference if you cannot be consistent on the mound. Arrieta looked better in June; alas, when July ...

Orioles demote Arrieta to Class AAA

Hours after he struggled through another start, the Baltimore Orioles sent right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta to the minor leagues early Friday morning. Arrieta, who lasted 3 2/3 innings Thursday night in a loss to the Los Angeles Angels, was optioned to Class AAA Norfolk. An off-and-on starter since being selected as the Orioles' opening day starter, Arrieta has compiled...

Jason Hammel and Wei-Yin Chen are O’s best starters by far

The following is a guest post from A.J. Gersh of The Orioles News. Check out his work at, or find him on twitter at @theoriolesnews. A.J. will be a regular contributor to the Nest going forward, specializing in Sabermetric analysis of the O’s. Sabermetrics play a key role in evaluating players in the MLB. One such statistic is WAR (Wins Above Replacement)....

Chris Tillman Is A Different Pitcher

Chris Tillman impressed everyone in his first outing of the season on July 4th.  The Baltimore Orioles gave him a start after he pitched to a 3.63 ERA with 92 SO in 89.33 innings at AAA Norfolk this year. Let’s start by talking about what Tillman used to look like…. I had never been overly impressed with the right-hander in the past. His fastball flies exceptionally straight...

Orioles pitcher Gonzalez honors fallen friend Adenhart

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez honored his friend and former minor league teammate Nick Adenhart, who was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident in April 2009, by using a glove Friday night that Adenhart gave him two years earlier. Gonzalez made his first major league start at Angel Stadium in front of 200 family members and friends. He went to high school in Southern...

Chris Tillman Finally Arrives?

The trade that sent Erik Bedard to the Seattle Mariners is famous for bringing Adam Jones to Camden Yards. Jones wasn’t the only big talent included in the infamous deal, though — Chris Tillman, a 6’5″ right-handed pitcher and the Mariners’ second round pick in 2006 was considered at at time to be an ace in the making. Topping out as the 22nd-best prospect in the game according...

Orioles Looking to Trade for Zack Greinke

The Baltimore Orioles are a looking to acquire Zack Greinke from the Brewers reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Greinke is a free agent after this season, and the Brewers will likely move the 29 year old pitcher if they are unable to sign him to an extension before the July 31 deadline. Greinke is 9-2 on the season, with an 3.08 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 108 innings. The...

Richardson Taking Advantage of Opportunity

Outfielder Antoan Richardson is taking advantage of the opportunity Bowie is giving him.

Wilson, Angels take narrow loss to Orioles

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Pearce hit a three-run homer, Miguel Gonzalez pitched seven stellar innings in his first career victory, and the Baltimore Orioles hung on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Friday night. Gonzalez (1-0), who is from the nearby San Fernando Valley, yielded three hits and a run while striking out six to win his first major league start, delighting a few...

Game Preview 7/7/12 -- The Right Man -- Angels vs. Orioles

                                                   @   Baltimore Orioles (45-38) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (46-38)  Pitching Probables: BAL -- Jason Hammel (8-4, 3.93 ERA)  LAA -- Jered Weaver (9-1, 2.13 ERA) Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - FSN; Radio - KLAA 830Okay, so last night didn't go according to plan. It&...

Game Preview 7/6/12 -- The Good Side of Pitching -- Angels vs. Orioles

                                                   @   Baltimore Orioles (44-38) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (46-37)  Pitching Probables: BAL -- Miguel Gonzalez (0-0, 2.31 ERA)  LAA -- CJ Wilson (9-4, 2.33 ERA) Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - FSN; Radio - KLAA 830Anyone else majorly concerned about the Angels' starting...

Orioles-Angels Preview

Kendrys Morales is surging for the Los Angeles Angels, and he's always hit well against the Baltimore Orioles. The designated hitter just completed a strong road trip as he gets ready for Thursday night's opener of a four-game set against the visiting Orioles. Morales is 13 for 33 during an eight-game hitting streak, batting .400 in seven games on the Angels' 5-4 trip...

Game Preview 7/5/12: Richards Looking to Shoot 'Em Down Orioles @ Angels

@   Baltimore Orioles (44-37) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (45-37)  Pitching Probables: BAL Jake Arrieta (3-9, 5.81 ERA)  LAA Garrett Richards (2-1, 2.81 ERA) Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - FSN; Radio - KLAA 830Garrett Richards looks to set the pace as the Angels, who seem to be reeling as of late, turn the page into a new series. For a while there, it looked as if the Angels...
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