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After beating the Yankees last night, the Orioles are now 16-9 and a game behind Tampa in the AL East. The team that most pundits picked to finish a distant last has a better record than the Yanks on May 3rd. To date, they are hands down the biggest surprise of the 2012 baseball season.
Of course, its early as we have seen many teams look like champs in April; even the Orioles. Back in 2005 the O’s had a 4-game lead in the division on June 10th. Former Mets star and Yankees coach Lee Mazzilli was in his second year managing the team. He wouldn’t make it till the end of the season as Sam Perlozzo took over the reins for the final 56 games. The Orioles struggled the last two weeks in June and went 8-18 in July. First place was a distant memory by September and they would finish 74-88, 21 games behind the Yankees.
The Pirates futility has been well documented. Since Francisco Cabrera‘s hit sent Sid Bream running home and the Braves to the ’92 World Series, the Buccos haven’t finished a...
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It was a night of milestones in the Bronx for the O’s on Tuesday.
The accomplishments ranged from the dubious to the quite impressive.
First, new Oriole Nick Johnson, after starting his O’s career with an abysmal month of April during which he went o-for-26. He was also hitless through his first two at bats Tuesday, extending the streak to o-for-28.
But then, something (sort...
How do you live up to nicknames that compare you to the reigning MVP, or better yet, to Jesus? The short answer: you don't. A year ago, Matt Wieters was considered a disappointment. By July, he was an All-Star. Now, in the first week of May 2012, with the Orioles near the top of the American League East, Wieters is being tabbed as the best catcher in baseball by many...
Don't look now, but the Baltimore Orioles are pretty good. At least, so far. Heading into this weekend's series against the Red Sox, the O's are riding high. They've won eight of their last 10 games, including two of three at Yankee Stadium, and are coming to Boston with a bit of a pep in their step. Whether or not they can keep up it up remains to be seen. The last...
Today’s guest post comes from Doug Ramey, the proprietor of D.C. sports blog Fatpickled. Follow him on Twitter and enjoy his admiration for lip fur.
There’s no doubt Nick Johnson has brought a pretty impressive mustache to the 2012 Orioles roster. But let’s be honest, his ’stache has gotten around the league like Kim Kardashian gets around NBA locker rooms. The Yankees, Marlins...
The Baltimore Orioles this season have continued to amaze me. We all know their next few weeks are going to be tough, but so far they are continuing to roll.
Last night, they defeated the New York Yankees, 6-0, in the Bronx. Jake Arrieta perhaps threw his best game as an Oriole, going eight shutout innings, striking out nine and stifling a tough New York lineup.
Matt Wieters hit...
NEW YORK -- Buck Showalter didn't want to make a big deal of his 1,000th career managerial victory. But he couldn't stop his Baltimore Orioles players from making him a part of their celebration. Brian Matusz pitched 6 1/3 efficient innings, the Orioles broke open a close game by scoring three runs-all with two outs-in the sixth inning and Showalter recorded his 1,000th...
It should be good news, for the wobbly Sox, that the Orioles are coming to town. But it isn't.The Orioles are second in the AL East, with a 16-9 record. Tonight's starter, Wei-Yin Chen, is 2-0 with 19 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched.It would be great news, for all of baseball, if the Orioles resurged. Baltimore has had tough times, but it is a great baseball, town, and there...
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Baltimore Orioles 7 — New York Yankees 1
The lack of offense and difficulties...
Normally, going into Yankee Stadium is a nightmare for the Orioles and their pitchers (they went 2-7 with a 6.49 ERA there last year). Their first trip to New York was a bit more impressive this season.On Monday, Jason Hammel continued to impress with a 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR line. He got more groundballs than flyballs, plus 7 swings and misses on his fastballs. That two...
As the Orioles head into Boston this week, they are playing really well and flying. I’m not if what we are seeing the real Birds, or what; however, they have been a nice, pleasant surprise. They are in second place in the American League East with a 16-9 record; meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox are in last place in the division, as they are 11-13. The Red Sox seem out of sorts...
The Baltimore Orioles stunned the Boston Red Sox last September to finish off Boston's epic collapse.
Baltimore has continued surprising opponents to start 2012.
Off to their best start in seven years, the Orioles open a three-game series at Fenway Park on Friday night trying again to beat Red Sox ace Jon Lester for the first time.
This is these teams' first meeting since...
First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 1:10, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Friday: Wei-Yen Chen, LHP (2-0, 2.22 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (1-2, 4.65 ERA)
Saturday: Jason Hammel, RHP (3-1, 1.97 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Sunday: Tommy Hunter, RHP (2-1, 4.26 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (3-1, 8.69 ERA)
Yard: Fenway Park...
NEW YORK -- Brian Matusz pitched 6 1/3 efficient innings, helping Buck Showalter record the 1,000th win of his managerial career as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-1 Tuesday night. The Orioles broke open a close game by scoring three runs -- all with two outs -- in the sixth inning in front of 37,790 at Yankee Stadium. Showalter is 1,000-958 all-time. His milestone...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 4 @ 7:10 PM
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (2-0, 2.22) vs Jon Lester, LHP (1-2, 4.65)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, May 5 @ 1:10 PM
Jason Hammel, RHP (3-1, 1.97) vs Aaron Cook, RHP (0-0, -.--)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Sunday, May 6 @ 1:35...