Posted September 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel left Tuesday's night game against Tampa Bay with an injury to his surgically repaired right knee. Hammel left in the fourth inning after throwing a pitch to Matt Joyce. He had retired 11 of 13 batters at that point. Hammel was making his second start since returning from the disabled list following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in mid-July. In his first start since July 13, Hammel allowed one run in five innings against the New York Yankees on Thursday. He said his knee felt fine after the game.

Hammel leaves Orioles game early

Orioles starter Jason Hammel, the team's most effective starter, exited Tuesday's game with the Rays after just 3 1/3 innings. Hammel had pain in his right knee, which caused him to miss the past two months after surgery. Tuesday's start was his second since coming off of the DL, and he reportedly felt a stabbing pain in his knee before leaving the game, the same...

Orioles win; Hammel re-injures knee

For the second time in three games, the Baltimore Orioles had an uplifting victory marred by an injury to a key player. J.J. Hardy homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs, and the Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 Tuesday night to move into a tie for the AL East lead. But starting pitcher Jason Hammel left in the fourth inning with an injured right knee. The right-hander...

Jason Hammel Exits Start with Knee Injury

In just his second start since being activated from the disabled list, Baltimore Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel exited last night’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays early with a right knee injury.  It’s the same knee that caused him to miss significant time earlier this season, and he’s set to undergo an MRI today to reveal the damage, reports Brittany Ghiroli...

Orioles Defeat the Rays; Hammel and Markakis

It was a good night for the Orioles on Tuesday as they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-2. Once again, the Birds share first place with the New York Yankees as they lost to the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles won thanks to two homers from J.J. Hardy – who has 21 on the year – plus, Chris Davis hit his 25th homer. Matt Wieters went 3-for-3 with two runs driven in. The big news on...

Machado makes incredible play, scores on McLouth’s walk-off as Oriole Magic rolls on

  Eventually, we’re going to run out of ways to describe the incredible ways in which this 2012 Orioles team continues to win. On Wednesday night, it looked like the Tampa Bay Rays had the O’s against the ropes. With closer Jim Johnson on to try to extend a 2-2 tie into the bottom of the ninth, Tampa appeared to have covered the corners with two outs on an Evan Longoria infield...

Orioles give up on Gregg

The Baltimore Orioles designated right-hander Kevin Gregg for assignment on Tuesday and announced that outfielder Nick Markakis underwent successful surgery on his left thumb. Gregg is 3-2 with a 4.74 ERA this season and has been a major disappointment since signing a two-year, $10 million contract. Last season, he was 0-3 with a 4.37 ERA and converted only 22 of 29 save opportunities...

Replacing Markakis is no easy task for Orioles

Not enough power. Not a prototypical No. 3 hitter. Not enough speed to be a leadoff batter. However, Nick Markakis has plenty of qualities that have proved irreplaceable for the Baltimore Orioles. In an organization and city where playing every day means something -- see: Ripken, Cal -- Markakis has carried the torch, playing in 160-plus games in four of his first six big-league...

Show Me Your “O” Face

Office Space FTW! Your mission (should you choose to accept it) consists of explaining how in the world the Baltimore Orioles reached mid-September with a statistically plausible chance at making the playoffs.  How exactly does a team that ranks 16th in runs scored, 21st in batting average, 23rd in OBP, and 12th in slugging hang with the big bad wolves of the AL East?  More importantly...

Orioles Manny Machado fakes a throw to 1st to catch Rich Thompson rounding third in the ninth inning of tie game

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado fakes a throw to first to catch the Tamba Bay Rays' Rich Thompson rounding third in the ninth inning of a tie game. Your browser does not support... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Machado makes clutch, thinking-man's defensive gem

Baltimore Orioles rookie third baseman Manny Machado made a play Wednesday night that wouldn't be expected from a 20-year-old in his first full month in the majors -- playing a position entirely new to him, too. The Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays were tied 3-3 with two outs in the top of the ninth inning and the go-ahead run at second. Machado charged a grounder from the bat of...

Rays' Cobb makes first apperence vs. Orioles

Once again, the Baltimore Orioles have a chance to grab sole possession of first place in the AL East. That's if they can end Alex Cobb's recent run of success for the Tampa Bay Rays. Making his first appearance against the Orioles, Cobb tries to help the Rays even their three-game set at Camden Yards on Wednesday night. J.J. Hardy homered twice and had five RBIs in Baltimore...

Orioles 3, Rays 2

Manny Machado led off the ninth inning with a single and scored the winning run on a single by Nate McLouth, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night to retain a share of first place in the AL East. The rookie also made a key defensive play in the top of the ninth for the Orioles, who moved 18 games over .500 (80-62) for the first time since the end...

That's A Cheap Shot At Lance Lynn, Google

Or maybe the drones mapped Busch Stadium when Dennys Reyes was still with the Cards?Still... poor form, Google. 

DMV: Nats Keep Mashing In New York

Nats beat Mets on Tyler Moore 2-R HR and solid start from ZNN. [WT] Davey said it’s cool to start discussing the Magic Number. [Nats Enq.] Mike Morse to get his left hand re-examined, said he isnt 100%. [CSNW] O’s beat up on Tampa but lose pitcher Jason Hammel to knee injury. [CSNB] BoSox take down Yankees in extras, AL East is tied up again. [BLS] Five questions for the Skins...
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