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Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays
On Tuesday night, the Orioles dropped their fourth game in a row as they lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-6.
With the loss, Baltimore has lost three straight series; however, they are still tied for first place in the American League East with the Tampa Bay Rays at 29-21. Once again, the Orioles got a shaky start from a pitcher – this time, Jake Arrieta – and much like Tommy Hunter, the previous night, he struggled.
Overall, Arrieta got hit hard by the Jays, particularly in the third and fifth innings. He gave up seven runs – six earned – on six hits in only 4 1/3 innings pitched. I would consider Arrieta one of the more talented pitchers on the roster, and he’s got “good stuff”; however, none of that matters if you can’t make your pitches to put guys away. His record is now 2-6 on the year.
He was not keeping the ball low in the zone, and a team like Toronto who likes to swing at the ball and kill it did just that on Tuesday. I’m sure Arrieta will get every chance to succeed, bu...
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The baseball season is now officially 25% over, and if you stop and take a look at the the standings of all the teams in both leagues, one team glares out so stunningly, that you find yourself squinting and staring at the listings a second time; The Baltimore Orioles! I knew that they had been doing fairly well, but not this good!
Before I get to Monday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, I got a little bit of news about the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays have sent Eric Thames, who has been slumping at the plate lately, down to Triple A Las Vegas on Tuesday and has called up Mike McCoy. Thames hit .3o8 in the month of April, but has only hit .190 in May.
Mike McCoy has been called up from Triple...
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays with soreness in his right wrist.
It's the first game he's missed this season.
Markakis was injured on a swing in the ninth-inning of Tuesday's loss at Toronto. X-rays taken after the game were negative, but Markakis is scheduled to see a hand specialist...
Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has been ejected from Tuesday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays for arguing with home plate umpire Doug Eddings.
Wieters received his first career ejection for arguing balls and strikes with Eddings during Toronto's three-run fifth inning, removing his mask and yelling at Eddings after Rajai Davis grounded an RBI single to...
Perhaps my favorite part about being a baseball fan is keeping tabs on the Minor Leagues. I am a prospect hugger and I take no shame in saying this. I follow all the big prospect guys on Twitter and I take in as many Penn League games as I can up here in Burlington. One thing I know is that there are plenty of you out there just like me, so this feature is for you.
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Folks, are we worried about the Baltimore Orioles now? Tonight, they lost their fifth game in a row, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated them, 4-1. Once again, the Orioles lose a series, and this time they were swept. The Jays treated the Orioles like a mule, and they once again brought the pain, as they scored all their runs off solo homers. Jason Hammel became the latest Baltimore...
He's the closest thing the Baltimore Orioles have had to an Iron Man since Cal Ripken Jr. retired. Nick Markakis missed his first game of the season Wednesday and just his sixth in the past three-plus seasons with a right wrist injury. Markakis was hurt on a swing in the ninth inning Tuesday, and he will be examined by a specialist Thursday. X-rays taken Wednesday were negative...
Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow had to be helped off the field after he was struck on the lower right leg by Wilson Betemit's line drive in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game against Baltimore.
X-rays were negative, and Morrow was diagnosed with a bruised right shin. He is day to day.
Morrow was hit between the knee and ankle on Betemit's infield single...
Right-hander Ryota Igarashi has been claimed by the New York Yankees off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Igarashi, who turned 33 Monday, allowed four earned runs in one inning over two appearances this season with the Blue Jays, who brought him up May 25 and designated him two days later.
He was 5-2 with a 5.74 ERA in 79 relief appearances with the Mets in 2010-11, spent spring...
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow said he went into Wednesday's start against the Baltimore Orioles with a chip on his shoulder. He left with a bruise on his right shin after being hit by a comebacker, and he was thankful it wasn't worse. Morrow picked up the win as the Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep by defeating the Orioles 4-1 on four solo home runs...
Brett Lawrie had three hits and three RBIs, Ricky Romero won for the seventh time in nine starts against Baltimore and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Orioles 8-6 Tuesday night.
The bottom three hitters in Toronto's lineup, Lawrie, David Cooper and Rajai Davis, went a combined 8 for 12 with six RBIs and scored four runs.
Lawrie also made a spectacular sliding catch...
ST. PETERSBURG -- The battle for bragging rights in the AL East suddenly doesn't look like all that much to brag about.
It was only a week ago that the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays were setting the pace atop the division, picking up steam heading toward their three-game series starting Friday night at Tropicana Field.
But right now, the impending showdown for supremacy...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Baltimore at Toronto, 19:07 ET (Free Game)
2. Other Notable Games
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Baltimore at Toronto, 19:07 ET
Regarding These Teams, Their Respective Places in the AL East
I’m not lying to you or your face when I say that these teams enter Wednesday...