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In a moment eerily similar to when Nick Markakis fractured his thumb, Mark Reynolds was hit in the hand by a Yu Darvish pitch in the top of the second inning. He went to the ground and a team trainer checked him out, but Reynolds was able to remain in the game. He actually went on to steal second base even though he had only one successful steal all season long before that.
It is his left hand actually. Reynolds is a tough guy. Was in obvious pain. Is talking with head athletic trainer Richie Bancells and Buck.
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) October 6, 2012
The Orioles managed to knock off the two-time defending American League Champion Texas Rangers in the one-game WilD Card playoff. Baltimore won 5-1 and will move on to the play the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series.
There was no update on Reynolds after the game, but he was never removed from the action. He should be good to go for the Division Series.
Reynolds will be a key part of any success the Orioles have against the Yankees. He hits for power and can utilize the dimensions of Yankee Stadium. Reynolds hit 23 home runs this season.
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ARLINGTON-- Baltimore manager Buck Showalter has clearly found a formula that worked for the Orioles as the former Rangers skipper has the Birds in the playoffs for the first time since 1997. And as every Ranger fan knows, the veteran manager has built a roster filled with, well seven of them to be exact, of former Rangers.
This is a diverse group, one including speedy outfielder...
The Baltimore Orioles have announced their starter for their
one-game Wild Card playoff against the Texas Rangers, and it’s not going to be
Jason Hammel or Steve Johnson. While the Orioles have instead decided to hand
the ball to veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, Hammel and Johnson could figure
into the team’s playoff equation if they’re able to advance beyond Texas.
ARLINGTON, Texas If Rangers fans could take any joy from Friday's wild card loss to the Orioles, it's that so many of the players celebrating on the field used to play for them.
A whopping seven members of the 2012 Orioles wore Rangers uniforms in 2011.
For players like Chris Davis, the moment was especially sweet since it occurred so close to his hometown of Longview...
Wilson Betemit has been sidelined since August with a bone bruise and torn cartilage in his right wrist. It was not clear if he would be able to join the Baltimore Orioles should they make the playoffs this season. Well, Baltimore made the postseason and won their Wild Card match-up with the Texas Rangers. Now it seems Betemit may be added to the Division Series roster.
John Stockstill, Director of Player Personnel for the Baltimore Orioles, provided Access Athletes with a rare look into the inner workings of the MLB’s most resurgent franchise.
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...
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...
Orioles rookie third baseman Manny Machado was a 4-year-old when Baltimore and the New York Yankees last met in the postseason.
In case the kid needs a quick history lesson, left-hander David Wells won a game for Baltimore, Cecil Fielder and Darryl Strawberry homered for the Yankees, and a youngster named Jeffrey Maier stuck his glove in the middle of the whole thing.
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...
The author, because he’s an idiot, mistakenly wrote this preview for the Yankees-Orioles series despite having definitely been assigned the Nationals-Cardinals NLDS, instead, by his fearless editor Dave Cameron. Interested readers can expect full coverage of the Nationals and Cardinals beginning tomorrow (Monday).If you’ve made your way to FanGraphs — and if, furthermore, our...
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...
This year the new rules for the Wild Card round will be put into effect, with a one game playoff deciding the fates of four teams. In the American League the Baltimore Orioles, who failed to overtake the AL East from the Yankees, make the trip to Arlington Texas to face off against the Texas [...]
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“That man was coaching when I was in my dad’s nuts.” ~ Adam Jones on Buck Showalter
Line: Orioles +1.5
Time: 6:05 p.m. ET
Note: Looks like there’s a rain delay.