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This afternoon, the Orioles earned their second win of the Grapefruit League exhibition season as they defeated the Minnesota Twins, 6-0.
Wei-Yin Chen – who is one of the new Asian arms on the roster – struck three in two innings. In his first time against major league hitters, he did well and considering his struggles in the beginning of camp, it was nice to see. According to various, most notable from Roch’s blog, he was throwing strikes and had very good command.
One would think Chen is slated to be penciled in as part of the Baltimore starting corps. It remains to be seen how Chen gets acclimated to the American style of baseball with the different mound, ball, and obviously the hitters; however, so far, so good. Today’s outing was particularly encouraging for the Orioles, and for an organization in need of pitching help, hopefully Chen can be consistent from start to start.
Facing hitters in the majors – especially in the American League East – will be a grinder. Chen, and p...
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I wanted to comment on this article in Baseball America last week that breaks down the Orioles' debacle involving the attempted signing of Korean high school pitcher Seong-Min Kim.I have been pretty approving of all the changes the Orioles have been making under Dan Duquette and thought that shaking up the organization and focusing on international markets are fine ideas. The...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Baltimore newcomer Wei-Yin Chen made a neat debut, pitching two scoreless innings Wednesday as the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 6-0.
Chen, a native of Taiwan, pitched in Japan the last four seasons. He retired the Twins in order in the first and, after giving up a leadoff single to Aaron Bates in the second, struck out Brian Dinkelman, Sean Burroughs and...
The Orioles need Brian Roberts back in their starting lineup. Not only is he Baltimore's best second baseman and base stealer, he's the Orioles only obvious leadoff hitter.
As Roberts continues to recuperate from the effects of his second concussion last May, the Orioles have stockpiled alternatives for him at second base. However, filling the leadoff spot would be much...
The Orioles won their second game of the Grapefruit League season as they defeated the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, 5-4.
Baltimore showed Boston their B-lineup, as most of the regulars played last night in Sarasota. Starter Dana Evelend gave up a run in two innings; meanwhile, Chris Tillman – who is trying to make the club – struggled, going two innings and giving up three...
I have finally come to terms with the fact that I will not be attending Oriole Spring Training 2012 and I have not been since the inaugural training in Sarasota in 2010. (sigh....)Since I cannot accurately update my Unofficial Guide to Oriole Spring Training, I instead point you to Spring Training Connection's review of Ed Smith Stadium. It is very thorough and a great resource...
Baltimore newcomer Wei-Yin Chen made a neat debut, pitching two scoreless innings Wednesday as the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 6-0.
Chen, a native of Taiwan, pitched in Japan the last four seasons. He retired the Twins in order in the first and, after giving up a leadoff single to Aaron Bates in the second, struck out Brian Dinkelman, Sean Burroughs and Ben Revere.
This afternoon, the Orioles defeated the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, in Grapefruit League action. Jai Miller and Xavier Avery drove in runs late in the game after trailing 1-0; however, the Orioles got another solid pitching performance from the hurlers on the mound.
Jason Hammel pitched his first game as Oriole, tossing two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and walked one. Pitchers...
From the good folks at MASN...
MASN Announces 2012 Orioles Broadcast Schedule
MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, today announced its Major League Baseball schedule for the 2012 season. Once again, all Orioles games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition, including the home and season opener against the Minnesota Twins on...
When I look at Chris Tillman, I see a prototypical young pitcher – tall, good-sized and a guy who should throw in the high-90’s.
However, during his tenure with the Baltimore Orioles, Tillman has been a bust. Overall, he has been an extraordinarily inconsistent pitcher and fans – along with executives – have been wondering “will this guy ever figure it out? Is Tillman...