Found June 24, 2012 on
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A tense interleague series between two neighboring teams with exceptional pitching staffs was decided by a timely swing from a player who almost got the day off.
Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to interrupt Baltimore's agonizing offensive struggle, and the Orioles squeezed past the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday.
Baltimore appeared headed for its third shutout loss in six games before Adam Jones led off the eighth with a single off Sean Burnett (0-1) and Wieters drove an 0-1 pitch over the center-field wall.
''It felt great,'' Wieters said. ''Everyone was battling up there, trying to grind through at-bats to get a run, and to finally get one was great.''
After Wieters gave Baltimore the lead, he sealed the victory in the ninth. With one out, Jim Johnson struck out Danny Espinosa and Wieters threw out Ian Desmond attempting to steal second base.
''Any out you can get, especially the 27th out, is huge,'' W...
BEST OF MAXIM
After another extremely frustrating seven-plus innings of baseball on Sunday, it looked like the O’s were going to again have their non-existent bats to blame for a loss, and would have to settle for a season split with their neighbors to the south at three games apiece.
Instead, Matt Wieters stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth and delivered with a 2-run bomb to the...
The Baltimore Orioles did not promote 49-year-old Jamie Moyer from the minor leagues after three starts. Moyer requested a move, and that’s just what the Orioles did. Baltimore released the oldest active player in professional baseball on Saturday. He was released by the Rockies on May 30 and signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on June 6. When Moyer signed the contract...
Some players are evaluated on what they bring to a team. The tangible, the intangible -- the talking point is always the positive influence they have on their club. For other players, the discussion centers around what could be, what hasn't become yet or what some think may never happen. The analysis of what a player isn't often has to do with expectations. For Baltimore...
Miguel Tejada, the 2002 American League MVP, requested and was granted his release from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday after playing in 36 games at Class AAA Norfolk. The 38-year-old Tejada, who was batting .259 with five doubles, no homers and 18 RBIs for Norfolk, did not have an opt-out clause in his contract. His departure follows that of left-handed pitcher Jamie Moyer, who...
Jamie Moyer, the 49-year-old lefty whose pitching career has spanned a whopping four decades, was released by the Orioles after his request.
When Moyer signed with the O’s earlier this month, he told the organization that he would make three starts with Triple-A Norfolk and then the O’s would make the decision to promote him or not. He pitched his three starts for Triple-A...
Before today's game the Orioles GM Dan Duquette joined manager Buck Showalter for a Q+A session with season ticket plan holders.
The session started 15 minutes before five under a simply gorgeous summer sky here in Baltimore. Jim Hunter, as usual, emceed the event wich took place on top of the thirdbase dugout. Duquette took his seat, and Buck strode across the grass behind...
The Orioles have released 49-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer, who requested the move after the team failed to promote him from the minor leagues.
Moyer started the season with Colorado, where he became the oldest pitcher to win a game in the big leagues. He was released by the Rockies after going 2-5 and signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on June 6.
Moyer signed the contract...
Hitters To Start Chris Davis |Baltimore Orioles| (74.5%) -Chris Davis has come to be known as one of the streakiest players in the game. His ownership numbers are like a stock chart, a roller-coaster of ups and downs. This week should turn out a positive for Davis. All 6 of his games are at home this week. While hitting at home Davis is hitting 48 points higher to the tune...
Jamie Moyer asked for his release from the Orioles AAA affiliate yesterday after the team would not guarantee his promotion to the big club. It’s marked the second time this season that Moyer was released and by the looks of things he might remain that way for a little while.
And how can you blame the teams around the league?
Who, in their right mind, would want a 50 year old...
– According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, the Baltimore Orioles released veteran infielder Miguel Tejada as his request. Tejada, who signed a minor league deal with the Orioles back in May, hit .260/.327/.290 with 18 RBI's and a .617 OPS in 147 plate appearances with the Orioles' Triple-A team.
– The Pittsburgh Pirates released first baseman Jake Fox according to...
Jamie Moyer has requested and received his release, the Orioles announced. Moyer was pitching at Triple-A Norfolk where he posted a 1.69 era in three starts. Moyer though is not ready to hang it up just yet as he looks to find a job with another club.
The Orioles had signed Moyer in early June, after he was released by the Rockies. The 49-year old, had signed a Minor League deal...
Jason Hammel is having one of the more unheralded seasons in baseball this year for the Orioles, being acquired from the Rockies (along with reliever Matt Lindstrom) for starter Jeremy Guthrie (who isn't even in Colorado's rotation anymore!). In Hammel's last two starts, against the Nationals and Braves (the two top teams in the NL East), he's allowed just...
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
If you’re a fan of a team that has constructed a new baseball stadium in the last 20 years, then Oriole Park at Camden Yards had an impact on the design of your teams new ballpark. After a 33 month construction period, Oriole Park at Camden Yards officially could be called home for the Orioles on April 6, 1992.
Designed by Helmuth, Obata & Kassabaum...