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Pirates (32-28) at Orioles (35-26)
7:05 PM EST–Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
During their recent stretch of of solid play, the Pirates have still had their fair share of ugly games. They’ve done a great job of “showering well” (as Clint Hurdle says) and shaking it off the next day, though, and that’s the goal tonight.
Kevin Correia (2-5, 4.29) vs. Brian Matusz (5-6, 4.82)
Correia has at least managed to be adequate lately, but he’s always in danger of having a big blowup if his control isn’t on point. After a rough start by Brad Lincoln yesterday, it would be great if KC can get through six innings or so while keeping the Bucs in the game. That’s all you’d expect from a guy like Correia, and he’s been able to do that for most of the year.
Matusz, another lefty, hasn’t been good this season and even had an A.J. Burnett moment yesterday when he bunted a ball off his face in the afternoon (it sounds like he’s O
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Pirates (32-29) at Orioles (36-26)
7:05 PM EST–Camden Yards, Baltimore
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Pirates will look to avoid a sweep in Baltimore tonight.
Lots of stuff happened today:
It looks like Charlie Morton will need Tommy John surgery.
Everyone’s favorite TV reporter Lacee Collins is no longer working for ROOT Sports.
Jeff Karstens will make a rehab...
Everyone in action today.
Indianapolis 5, Charlotte 3 – Jeff Locke started and gave up 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 2. Bryan Morris pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 3 with a double. Jeff Clement went 1 for 4 with a double.
Altoona 7, Trenton 6 – The Curve trailed 6-1 in the bottom of the 9th and came back to win. Nathan...
Final: Orioles 8, Pirates 6
WP: Wei-Yin Chen (6-3, 3.68 ERA)
LP: Brad Lincoln (3-2, 3.15 ERA)
SV: Jim Johnson (19, 1.26 ERA)
The Pirates had quite an offensive outburst, but it wasn’t enough to match Adam Jones and the Orioles Tuesday night.
Brad Lincoln had some trouble getting behind hitters. When he did that he threw pitches over the middle of the plate. Those pitches over the...
During the O’s 7-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, Chris Davis did something quite remarkable. He swung, made contact, and broke his bat off at the handle.
Nothing extraordinary there, right? Guys break their bats all the time. Usually results in a weak pop up or grounder, and every once in a while the hitter gets lucky and bloops a single on a broken bat.
J.J. Hardy receives a lot of accolades for his bat, and rightly so. He hit 30 home runs last season, which tied him with Troy Tulowitzi for the most among big-league shortstops. He also can flash the leather. According to The Fielding Bible, “J.J. Hardy could be the most underrated shortstop in baseball. He makes all the plays that he should and can make the exceptional play on...
Brad Lincoln is running out of chances to prove he belongs in the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation.
Lincoln didn't make it out of the fifth inning Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, and the Pirates couldn't rebound from his lackluster performance in an 8-6 defeat.
Making his third start of the season following six straight appearances out of the bullpen...
From the Baltimore Orioles...
Orioles place OF Endy Chavez on 15-day disabled list; Recall INF Steve Tolleson from Triple-A Norfolk
The Orioles today announced that they have placed OF ENDY CHAVEZ on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, retroactive to June 13, and recalled INF STEVE TOLLESON from Triple-A Norfolk. Tolleson has batted .237/.275/.447 in...
On Wednesday morning, Jake Arrieta was a reliever -- demoted from the Baltimore Orioles' rotation last week. The former Opening Day starter was trying to turn his season around. By Wednesday night, he was the man, having thrown seven innings as an emergency starter in place of injured lefty Brian Matusz. Arrieta cruised into the middle innings and battled through the seventh...
I have said for years that the remedy for the poor attendance is not signing premier free agents, not signing "exciting name players" for marketing purposes, not putting "Baltimore" back on the away jerseys and not a better customer experience at the park. Those things are nice but factor that was going to move the needle for attendance was going to be winning...
Pittsburgh has a buzz to it. A buzz similar to the one the city gets in November and March every year. Its a buzz that Pittsburgh sports fans are used to as a couple of their beloved teams gear up for their annual playoff runs. The funny thing is, it’s June.
June? Really? The Steelers and Penguins don’t play in June. So what could possibly going on?
Why, it’s Pirates...
ORIOLES IN THE NEWS
Nolan Reimold, who started out the season on fire, looking like he was going to be a mixed league force in the outfield, continues to linger on the sidelines with that herniated disk in his neck (the pain has subsided, but there is still weakness in the area). Tuesday he was moved from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL pushing back his return to action even farther...
This series in Baltimore has certainly not gone the Pirates' way through two games, but at least they have a favorable pitching matchup to try and sneak out of Baltimore with one win tonight as Erik Bedard goes up against Tommy Hunter. Bedard, of course, started his career with the O's and had his best years there, so maybe there will be some sort of added motivation for...