Found October 05, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
If I would have told you six months ago that the Rangers and Orioles would be in the AL's Wild Card playoff game, I bet you would have imagined that the Angels ran roughshod over the AL West, and that two out of the three top contenders in the AL East had a massive breakdown. Well...that's sort of accurate. But at any rate, here we are, with the Rangers and Orioles and their identical 93-69 records squaring off at 8:37 tonight in Arlington, with Joe Saunders and Yu Darvish on the mound.
Starting Pitching: Joe Saunders has historically struggled at the Ballpark in Arlington, going 0-6 in six starts and allowing 13 homers over those six starts. However, he hasn't started there since July of 2010, so those splits might not be overly accurate. He's been roughly the same pitcher he's been during his whole career since coming over to Baltimore in his seven starts, limiting both his walks and strikeouts. But Saunders is allowing fewer homers than usual, probably due t...
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The Baltimore Orioles are moving on after beating the Texas Rangers in the one-game wild card playoff held tonight in Arlington.
Orioles pitcher Joe Saunders gave the Orioles 5 2/3 innings before he handed the game over to the bullpen. Darren O’Day came in and pitched 2 innings giving up only one hit before he was replaced by Brian Matusz. Jim Johnson came in to close out the...
ARLINGTON, Texas Baltimore will go with left-hander Joe Saunders, who has struggled at Rangers Ballpark, as its starter for Friday's American League wild-card game against the Rangers.
Saunders is 3-3 with a 3.63 ERA in seven starts for the Orioles this year since coming over from Arizona in an August trade. He pitched six times in Arlington when he was playing for Los Angeles...
The Orioles and Rangers square off tonight in a winner-take-all/loser-goes-home showdown. The Rangers are throwing Yu Darvish, who has been their best starter for the last month or so, and has the stuff to dominate on any given night. The Orioles are throwing Joe Saunders, who they acquired in an August trade after he cleared waivers. This seems to be the definition of the word...
The presentation of Joe Saunders as a joke has escalated ever since the Orioles had the gall to name him starter for Friday’s American League Wild Card game. Nobody is accusing Joe Saunders of greatness, but he has made a living on competency. He has a 98 career ERA- — just slightly better than average. Aggressively competent, even.Still, it’s understandable why Saunders is...
They did it folks, The Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers to extend their hunt for a world series appearance. Joe Saunders took to the mound last night and pitched a spectacular game for Baltimore in what could have been a disaster had the Texas bats started connecting with Saunders pitches.
Joe Saunders pitched for 5-2/3′s innings only allowing the Rangers 1 run on 6 hits...
So here they are. The Orioles finally made the play-offs, and they had to travel to Texas to face a team that's beat up on them some this year. They used their best starters trying to win the AL East, leaving them with Joe Saunders as the only really option to take the mound. The same Joe Saunders who was 0-6 with a 9.38 ERA in his career at the Rangers...
Joe Saunders: Proof That Anyone Can Win
10) This might have been the best start of Joe Saunders' life, and he didn't make it out of the sixth inning9) Ranger Fan really doesn't have much use for Josh Hamilton right now, and I can't say that they've got the wrong idea8) It was borderline cruel of Jim Johnson to give Ranger Fan one last hope7) Seriously, Darren...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Baltimore Orioles' dream season will continue in the American League Division series after they outlasted the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the wild-card game Friday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Orioles advance to face the New York Yankees in a best-of-five series beginning Sunday in Baltimore. The first two games are at Oriole Park before the...
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced that Joe Saunders will start against the Texas Rangers in Friday’s Wild Card game. Showalter was considering using Steve Johnson for the assignment but opted to go with the more experienced Saunders. The Orioles must win Friday to advance in the playoffs. The winner will play in the AL Divisional Series against he New York Yankees...
Less than five weeks ago, Joe Saunders was a member of the Arizona Diamondback, but on Friday he will be the Baltimore Orioles' starting pitcher in the Orioles' most important game of the season so far. Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced Thursday that Saunders will be his starting pitcher in Friday's one-game wild-card playoff against the Texas Rangers in Arlington...
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The Orioles are heading to Texas to take on the two-time defending American League Champs in the Texas Rangers. The Rangers ended up in this game after losing 7 of 9 including three straight to the Oakland A’s to end up as a Wild Card Team.
The Orioles did not play all that well against Texas in the regular season with the Rangers winning...
Baltimore’s amazing run through the 2012 season continued Friday night as they defeated the two-time defending AL Champion Texas Rangers 5-1 in the inaugural American League Wild Card game.
O’s starter Joe Saunders who was acquired from the Diamondbacks in August, tossed 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball, out pitching Japanese phenom Yu Darvish. Pirates cast off Nate McLouth, who...
Well, this is pretty amazing. Not only did the Orioles somehow win 93 games this season to secure a Wild Card spot, but tonight they beat the Rangers 5-1 with Joe Saunders, Nate McLouth and J.J. Hardy leading the way. Why not?
The Buck Truck rolls on to Sunday, when the O’s host the Yankees after the Skins play the Falcons and the Nats face the Cards. It’s almost too much to...
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter has 10 relief pitchers to choose from in their win-or-go-home AL wild card game at Texas.
The Orioles' 25-man roster for Friday night's game includes seven right-handers and three left-handers behind lefty starter Joe Saunders, who has never won at Rangers Ballpark.
The wild card winner advances to play in the AL division series...
The past few days have been memorable for us as fans of the Baltimore Orioles. After running into a roadblock against the Tampa Bay Rays to finish up the season, the Orioles entered the post season for the first time in 15 years and played the Texas Rangers on the road in the Wild Card play-in game.
They shocked the baseball world by defeating the Rangers, 5-1, on Friday night and...