Found April 15, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Baltimore Orioles are happy to be home. Chris Davis is probably happy to be seeing the Tampa Bay Rays again. Davis turned in a dominant season-opening series against Tampa Bay and will look to help the Orioles hand the Rays a season-high fourth straight defeat Tuesday night. Only Colorado has played as few home games this season as Baltimore (6-6), which lost two of three to Minnesota at Camden Yards from April 5-7. The Orioles, who began 2013 by winning two of three in Tampa Bay, immediately left after the Twins series and split six games against Boston and the Yankees. "We've been on a two-month-plus road trip, it looks like," said manager Buck Showalter after Sunday's 3-0 loss. "So, after Tampa, Boston and New York, we're looking forward to seeing some friendly faces." Davis went homerless for the first time in a series over the weekend, going 3 for 11 with six strikeouts as the Orioles lost two of three to the Yankees. "It feels as if we haven't been home since last year," Davis said. "We had a brief three days there and it was kind of chaotic, so it will be nice to be home and sleep in our own beds." The Orioles slugger is no doubt looking forward to the opener of this three-game set with Tampa Bay (4-8). Davis went 7 for 11 with three homers and 11 RBIs in the season-opening series. One of the pitchers he went deep against was Roberto Hernandez (0-2, 6.08 ERA), who has dropped all five starts over the last two years. The right-hander has lasted 6 2-3 innings in both 2013 outings, allowing four runs in a 6-3 loss to Baltimore on April 4 and six in last Tuesday's 6-1 defeat at Texas. Hernandez is 1-3 with an 8.46 ERA in four starts at Camden Yards. Adam Jones went 3 for 3 against Hernandez earlier this month, and the Baltimore center fielder was 7 for 14 with five runs scored in that series. Matt Wieters was 4 for 10 with a homer in the first three games, but he's in a 2-for-26 slump. Slumps have been the norm for Tampa Bay hitters. The Rays scored three runs and went 1 for 20 with runners in scoring position while being swept in a three-game set at Boston capped by Monday's 3-2 defeat. "The bottom line is whenever you're not scoring everything else becomes magnified or exaggerated," manager Joe Maddon said. "We're just not swinging bats well right now. We've just got to remain positive and confident." Evan Longoria went 5 for 12 in the season-opening series, but he's in a 2-for-16 slide. The Red Sox pitched carefully to Tampa Bay's best hitter, Ben Zobrist, who went 1 for 8 with four walks in three games. The Rays will get their first 2013 look at Jake Arrieta (0-0, 7.20), who is 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA in six starts against them. Yunel Escobar, batting .098 this year, is 7 for 16 with a homer against the Orioles right-hander. Arrieta yielded three runs over five innings Wednesday in an 8-5 win at Boston.

Chris Davis Smashes Bat Over His Knee After Striking Out

Hulk. Angry. Baltimore Orioles fans have been calling slugger Chris Davis Crush Davis as he is currently in 2nd place in the MLB with 6 home runs. And during Tuesday night’s game with the Rays, Davis did just that as he struck out and crushed a bat over his leg like it was just a twig. GIF below is via @CorkGaines: Earlier in the day, Mrs. Davis had tweeted out a picture of Chris...

Chris Davis strikes out, breaks bat on knee

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis made his bat look more like a toothpick Tuesday night.The scene (shown above) occurred after Davis struck out swinging in the third inning of Baltimore's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. As you can see, Davis is none too pleased with the result of his trip to the plate.That poor piece of lumber didn't stand a chance. I haven't seen...

GIF: Chris Davis breaks bat over knee after strikeout

Tweet   Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is capable of leading the American League in home runs. He hit 33 last year (good for 8th) and his six so far this year are tied for the league lead. Davis is also prone to striking out alot. His 169 in 2012 placed him fourth in [...]

Chris Davis Strikes Out, Vents Rage by Snapping Bat Over Knee (Video)

Ever seen a broken-bat strikeout? The Orioles’ Chris Davis wasn’t thrilled after going down swinging to end the third inning on Tuesday night, and he took out his displeasure the way many athletes or baseball fans have before. But instead of Davis’ two-handed kneeing of his bat ending the way it usually does, with the bat bouncing off and the frustration vented, Davis put enough...

Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis breaks bat over knee a la Bo Jackson style

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis took his frustrations out on his bat following a strikeout on Tuesday night.

Adam Greenberg is Back Playing Ball

Don't call it a comeback.  He's been here for years. According to the Hartford Courant (and, obviously, his Twitter account), Adam Greenberg is back in professional baseball.  This time, however, it's not back to the bigs for "one at bat"'s back to Bridgeport. Greenberg hit .255 with 126 stolen bases spread across parts of four seasons...

Jennings homers, but Rays fall to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Matt Wieters homered, Nate McLouth scored twice, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the struggling Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Tuesday night despite allowing three home runs. The Orioles let a four-run cushion dwindle to 5-4 in the eighth but held on for their fifth straight home win over the Rays, dating back to last year. Desmond Jennings homered on the game's first...

About the New York Series

  After the first 12 games of the season the Orioles sit at 6-6. Their record is such after a lackluster performance in the Bronx that was capped off by a disappointing showing on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. One could make the argument that the Orioles should have taken that series. One could make the argument that they have no business losing to a much weaker version...

Orioles 5, Rays 4

Matt Wieters homered, Nate McLouth scored twice, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the struggling Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Tuesday night despite allowing three home runs. The Orioles let a four-run cushion dwindle to 5-4 in the eighth but held on for their fifth straight home win over the Rays, dating back to last year. Desmond Jennings homered on the game's first pitch for Tampa Bay...

Orioles rumors: Baltimore 'very interseted' in Rangers' Julio Borbon

The Texas Rangers are optimistic that they’ll be able to trade Julio Borbon prior to today’s deadline, and the Baltimore Orioles remain “very interested” in the  outfielder, according to Brittany Ghiroli of Ghiroli notes that the O’s and Rangers have held ongoing discussions regarding Borbon. While Texas seeks pitching in exchange for the outfielder...
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