Found May 18, 2012 on
B-More Birds Nest:
Ok seriously who are these guys and what have they done with our Orioles from the past 14 years?
So far to date this team has showed us they are true competitors by hanging around late in games and despite not always winning they still manage to make some noise late and at least show us they are giving it all they have.
But back-to-back come from behind wins in the 7th inning or later???
Two more extra-inning wins in three days?
Now that’s impressive.
Never in my time as diehard Os fan have I seen this team play with so much gut and determination late in games. This team actually believes they can win every game and they should anyway with top notch players like JJ Hardy, Adam Jones, and Matt Wieters not to mention a bullpen that has been lights out since the start of the season; Hell, even Kevin Gregg has been a shutdown guy his past handful of appearances; if that doesn’t say Orioles Magic I don’t know what will.
Buck really has these guys believing and its paying off. It seems the past’s regular trend of giving up 5 runs in the first three innings and then sending in a relief guy to do mop up duty while the offense dogs out the final 6 innings is thankfully out the window. Not this season…Buck would have their heads. Guys aren’t showing any quit – they are hustling late and its paying off. Just look at Ryan Flaherty’s game tying run scored in the bottom of the ninth on Wednesday where he just beat out the tag at home to send the game into extras, where again the clutch bat of Adam Jones reared its head as he blasted a 2 run shot that would prove to be the game wining home run.
The Orioles are doing enough the small things right to win these games. Good base running, situational hitting, quality starts from pitchers and shutdown relief from the bullpen. If they can keep this up I see no reason why they cant shake things up late in the season with possible playoff spots up for grabs, and man how awesome would that be?!
These guys are playing great for this city so lets all get out to the Yard and cheer them on. Oriole magic is making a comeback and we all have to do our part in supporting these guys who seem to really want to win for their city.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Adam Jones homered with one out in the 15th inning, lifting the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Jones was hitless in six at-bats before connecting for his team-leading 12th home run -- nine of them tying the game or giving the Orioles a lead. Jones sent a 2-2 pitch from Nate Adcock (0-1), the fifth Kansas...
On Tuesday, Adam Jones took a 1-0 fastball from CC Sabathia in the second inning and launched it out to left field. On Wednesday, in the 15th inning, he destroyed a curveball from Nate Adcock, breaking a 3-3 tie and giving the Orioles a go-ahead run that led to their extra inning win. Yesterday, the victim was Luke Hochevar, whose 4th inning slider didn’t break far enough out...
Current Orioles J.J. Hardy and Bill Hall have been teammates before. From 2005-9, they were both members of the Milwaukee Brewers.
That’s not the interesting part though.
What I’ve just learned is that back in ’07, Hardy and Hall were – along with fellow Brew Crew members Jeff Suppan and Chris Capuano – on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” And they weren’t...
Adam Jones hit a two-run homer, J.J. Hardy also drove in a pair of runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Thursday for their seventh straight road win.
The Orioles also improved to 12-1 when Jones goes deep, including a victory over the Royals the previous night, when his homer in the 15th inning decided the game.
Jones has homered 13 times this year...
Well, it’s safe to assume that we are seeing the best of Adam Jones these days.
At this point, do the Orioles consider extending him now? Will it get to the point where fans are asking to “pay the man?”
I think Jones has now taken his game to another level. Last night showed it.
Anyhow, last night, Adam Jones’ solo shot in the 15th inning broke a 3-3 tie and sent the...
(AP) -- Adam Jones seems to do his best work as a one-man wrecking crew, and that's fine with the Baltimore Orioles.
Jones and the Orioles seek to extend their longest road winning streak in more than 12 years Thursday when they wrap up a two-game series at Kansas City against the Royals.
Jones' 12 homers are good for a third-place tie in the AL, but still far behind the...
Adam Jones homered with one out in the 15th inning, lifting the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Jones was hitless in six at-bats before connecting for his team-leading 12th home run - nine of them tying the game or giving the Orioles a lead. Jones sent a 2-2 pitch from Nate Adcock (0-1), the fifth Kansas City pitcher, far over the...
We are almost at the quarter-pole of the 2012 season, and the Orioles – yes – are still rolling.
This afternoon, the Orioles won their third game in a row, and swept the Royals, defeating them, 5-3, in amazing fashion.
They are now an astounding 25-14 so far this season and they have the best record in baseball. Once again, the Orioles found themselves in a hole; however, they...
For the second straight game, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Washington Nationals in another close game, this time, 6-5.
They are now 27-14, and lead the American League East still by two games. There was another huge crowd for the game in Washington - well over 42,000 - and one has to think if both teams can stay the their respective divisional races, this area could be a hot...
Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles matched a season high with their fifth straight win, 6-5 over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Jones had three hits as the AL East leaders improved to 15-5 on the road. Washington lost its third in a row.
Jason Hammel (5-1) pitched 5 1-3 innings for the win, allowing four runs and six hits. Baltimore...
I wrote about the position players yesterday; Adam Jones is clearly playing over his head (we don't know by how much, but I'd wager that he doesn't end the year with 50 home runs), but otherwise things seem relatively reasonable overall. There will be some drop-off there, but maybe not a huge amount. It's on the pitching side where I think more people are holding...