Found October 07, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The Orioles and Yankees facing off in the playoffs. No, this isn't the mid-90s...it's the year 2012, and Baltimore's playoff berth is one of the more unexpected events in quite awhile in baseball. Everyone expected this of the Yankees, but the Orioles? Cmon now. Starting Pitching Baltimore has used a rotating batch of starters this year due to injury, ineffectiveness, and everything in between. The Orioles haven't even announced the starters for games four and five, witih manager Buck Showalter playing things by ear. Game one will be started by Jason Hammel, who has missed a lot of time in the second half with a knee injury, but has been Baltimore's best starter over the course of the year. Game two's starter is Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore's most consistent starter over the course of the season. But game three will be started by an unheralded star for the Orioles this year: Miguel Gonzalez, who has a 3.25 ERA in 15 starts (and three relief appearances this...
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