Found August 07, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Adam Jones tied his career-high with four hits, including a home run, drove in two runs and scored twice against his hometown Padres as the Baltimore Orioles beat San Diego 4-1 Tuesday night. Bud Norris won his second straight start since joining the Orioles, holding San Diego to one run and five hits in six innings. Jones homered into the balcony on the second level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left field corner at Petco Park leading off the fourth off Edinson Volquez. It was his 23rd. Jones singled in the first to bring in Nate McClouth, aboard on a leadoff double. He singled and scored on Chris Davis' double in the eighth. Jones, who went to San Diego's Morse High, hit a two-run homer when the Orioles visited Petco Park in 2010. Norris (8-9) struck out five and walked two. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his 39th save, tops in the majors. The Padres had three straight singles to open the sixth, including Yonder Alonso's RBI base hit that pulled San Diego to 2-1. Norris then retired the side on a strikeout, a fly ball and a popup, stranding runners at second and third. San Diego's Will Venable tripled leading off the first and was stranded as Norris retired the side on two groundouts and a strikeout. Norris was obtained in a trade with Houston last Wednesday The next day, he beat the Astros 6-3 at Camden Yards. Volquez (9-8) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out six and walked two. NOTES: Padres All-Star SS Everth Cabrera addressed the team before the game, a day after he was suspended for 50 games by MLB for his relationship to Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. Cabrera admitted Monday to taking a banned substance for four days in the spring of 2012. He didn't identify the substance. Chase Headley said Cabrera was emotional in front of his teammates, as he was in speaking before the media on Monday. ''He obviously feels bad about it,'' Headley said. ''That's a tough thing to deal with, so I think it's a positive that he addressed the team and I guess that's the first step to moving on.'' ... To take Cabrera's roster spot, the Padres promoted INF Ronny Cedeno from Single-A Lake Elsinore. Cedeno was signed to a minor league contract on Saturday and played games for Lake Elsinore. ... Logan Forsythe started at SS for the Padres on Tuesday night. ... The two-game series concludes Wednesday when Orioles RHP Miguel Gonzalez (8-5, 3.88) is scheduled to face San Diego LHP Eric Stults (8-10, 3.55).

The Nick Markakis-Brian Roberts Steroids Mashup

In 2007, Oriole second baseman Brian Roberts was named in the Mitchell Report and issued a statement admitting his use of steroids.In 2013, Oriole rightfielder Nick Markakis was very candid with Dan Connolly about his feelings on the current batch of players who were suspended for links to the Biogenesis lab and steroid use in baseball in general.Here is Roberts' prepared statement...

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J.J. Hardy get a high-five from Steve Pearce after blasting a home run in the second inning (Photo credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The Baltimore Orioles began to right the ship against the San Diego Padres, beating them 10-3 on Wednesday and sweeping the short two game series in the process. Chris Davis belted his 41st moonshot of the season to right field in the 8th inning off...

Nick Markakis Says MLB Should Stiffen Penalties For PED Users, Suggests Five-Year Ban For First-Time Offenders

Major League Baseball just handed down season-ending suspensions to 12 different players, as well as a 211-game suspension to Alex Rodriguez, but one MLB player believes the punishments were too light. Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis believes the only way for Major League Baseball to truly eliminate performance-enhancing drug use is to hand down harsher penalties, suggesting...

Haikuarrhea: Week 18 in Padres Baseball

In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday to describe the previous week in Padres Baseball. Restricting our feelings to 3 lines and 17 syllables to describe a week of play is a massive undertaking, but (un) fortunately, we are more than up to the task. The Padres picked up Ian Kennedy along with series victories against...

Padres' Cabrera admits PED use

An emotional Everth Cabrera has admitted to taking a banned substance during the spring of 2012 while recovering from a shoulder injury. The All-Star shortstop, suspended for 50 games earlier Monday, broke down after apologizing to Padres fans, the organization and his teammates. He didn't take questions after speaking through an interpreter for several minutes. While taking...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-6-13

Max Fried had a great start as the TinCaps won 3-1. Led by Jeremy Baltz and Travis Jankowski, the Storm had an offensive explosion and blew out the Quakes 13-5. The Missions won 4-2 due to a good start from Donn Roach and 3 RBI from Rocky Gale. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jeremy Baltz Pitching Prospect of the Day: Max Fried   Tucson Padres 0, Nashville Sounds 3 Cameron Maybin...

Orioles defeat the Padres 4-1

SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- Orioles defeat the Padres 4-1. The Orioles took the early lead 1-0 in the 1st on an RBI single by Adam Jones. The...The post Orioles defeat the Padres 4-1 appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.

Orioles RF Nick Markakis: PED users are ‘stealing money’

MLB has doled out suspensions to twelve players including the big fish Alex Rodriguez. Now it’s time for the analysis, the high horsing, and the comments of pissed off players and former players.I’ve done a little analysis on how Rodriguez is the short term winner in all of this. If you’re looking for high horsing, you should know you’re not getting it but. As for pissed...

Padres hope to get Carlos Quentin back today

The San Diego Padres have been without outfielder Carlos Quentin over the past several games as he continues to be hampered by a knee injury. While Quentin was also unable to suit up for Sunday’s weekend finale, the Padres are hoping to have him back in their starting lineup for today’s series opener against the Baltimore Orioles, according to Jamal Collier of ...

A Successful Trip to San Diego for the Orioles

After a disappointing three game series to the Seattle Mariners at Camden Yards over the weekend, the Baltimore Orioles made their first stop on an eight game road trip in San Diego. They faced the Padres in a two-game series, and took both games in decisive fashion. Pitcher Bud Norris threw six solid innings, giving up a run in their 4-1 win over the Padres on Tuesday;...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-5-13

Only 3 teams played tonight on the farm and the highlight was easily Zach Eflin’s dominant performance. Eflin was so good that he got the victory even though he was supported by only 4 hits. The AZL Padres were blown out by the AZL Giants while the T-Pads lost a close one 5-4. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Brandon Allen Pitching Prospect of the Day: Zach Eflin   Tucson Padres...

Five Good Things: Spankin’ the Yanks Edition

Hola, amigos. Did you happen to catch any games this weekend? I did. Some team named the Padres straight embarrassed the most decorated team in American sports two games out of three. It was glorious my friends. A little David v. Goliath to start off the first weekend in August is nice. So here are my five good things from that series.   5. Padres Power! The Padres won big 7-2 on...

Orioles-Padres Preview

Bud Norris' first start for the Baltimore Orioles was a success as he knocked off his former team. His second comes against the San Diego Padres, who have played well of late but will now be without their lone All-Star. Norris takes the mound as Baltimore begins an eight-game trip Tuesday night in San Diego, which will be without Everth Cabrera. Cabrera was one of 13 players...

Daily Friar 8.8.13

I went to the game yesterday for the first time since Opening Day. All in all it wasn’t a bad game for the first part of it. Jedd Gyorko crushed a home run, which will hopefully get him started, and Eric Stults pitched a decent game. However, the Orioles are a tough team with a great lineup and we saw that yesterday as JJ Hardy and Chris Davis both hit homers to give the Orioles...
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