Found May 16, 2012 on
New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
And lo, on the 15th day of this second month of the season, the Yankees bats fell silent again.
After busting out for eight runs off Jason Hammel and the O’s bullpen on Monday night, they ran right into an improved Wei-Yin Chen, who has been brilliant since the Yankees got to him in his Major League debut. Last night, that manifested itself in seven innings of two-run, four-hit ball, as the Yankees blew their chance to get in on the first-place shuffle with a 5-2 loss and a split of their two-game set with Baltimore.
Even with Chen on his game, one would have expected CC Sabathia to give the Yankees a chance. Instead, after four consecutive eight-inning outings, Sabathia got into trouble early and never really hit his stride, lasting only six innings and allowing four runs on eight hits and four walks. He struck out six, but as those bases on balls would indicate, he had some trouble finding the zone with any consistency, and got himself into bad counts which led to hits.
It didn’t ...
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If David Robertson hadn't been so mediocre in the two save attempts he made last week, I'd be way more upset about his injury. I had been in the Robertson As Closer Camp before he started closing and was willing to keep camping out after he blew his second save opportunity. But now that he has gone on the 15-day DL for that strained left oblique, it's easy for me to...
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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...
UZR is catching up to Adam Jones, or maybe it‘s the other way around. Either way, the Orioles centerfielder is finally receiving some love from defensive metrics — his league-leading 5.9 UZR is by far the best of his career. He already had a Gold Glove, as well as both appreciation and skepticism for the numbers that assess his play. The 26-year-old Jones discussed his defensive...
That's a question a lot of people are asking these days, as the O's sit atop the standings in the AL East. Short answer: probably not. The team has legitimately played well so far this year, but they're not this good. Right now they're on pace for 100+ wins, and everyone knows they can't keep that pace up. Here's what level they need to play at for the rest...
I wrote this for MASNSports.com last week.
As we are seven weeks into the 2012 season, the Orioles are flying high with a 19-11 record, and are a half-game out of first in the American League East.
Baltimore's fast start has given players like Matt Wieters, Adam Jones and Chris Davis some national attention. However, one name that I don't see mentioned a lot happens...
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...
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...
The rehabbing right-hander had been limited to fastball-only bullpen sessions for the past couple of weeks, but he’s beginning to take significant steps forward. Aardsma, who underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July, could be a candidate to join the Yankees’ bullpen before this year’s All-Star break. If Aardsma can comeback to contribute by mid-season...
Three teams are tied for the best record in the American League. Two are expected, in the Rays and Rangers. The third is the Baltimore Orioles, who are tied with the Rays at the top of the AL East, 2.5 games ahead of the Yankees. Baltimore's fatal 15 game stretch ended last night, and I initially predicted that they'd go 5-10 during those 15 games. Well, they actually went...