Found June 08, 2012 on
I haven't seen an entire Oriole game start-to-finish in a while unfortunately, or posted anything about the team. Got bits and pieces of various games though, and have been following some news. Some assorted thoughts:
The O's are now on pace to win 91 games instead of 100, which is still fine. They've been outscored on the season 246-250, but they're still playing well enough overall to have some hope of finishing over .500 at the end of the year. Swtich the order of the games around a little, and fans would be more excited to be tied for first place in the AL East in June instead of all worried.
I was hoping that shortstop Carlos Correa would fall to #4, but the Houston Astros popped him with the #1 overall pick. With three position players off the board, the Orioles had their choice of pitchers and selected college right-hander Kevin Gausman. I'd generally lean away from picking pitchers early, but taking a position player jus...
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With some of his recent struggles, some Oriole fans are questioning if Jake Arrieta needs to be sent back to Norfolk for awhile or at least removed from the Oriole rotation. While his hot start was a bit of a mirage, he has been and continues to be a fairly effective pitcher who has just gone through a rough patch.From Fangraphs.com, observe stats from the last six starts for Arrieta...
Since seeing Taijuan Walker last week in Chattanooga, the requests for comparisons between the young right-hander and fellow uber-prospect Dylan Bundy of the Orioles have been coming hot and heavy. The exercise of choosing between the two best pitching prospects in baseball (for me at least) is essentially splitting hairs. Does one prefer velocity or movement? Tall or short? Ceiling...
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter decided it was time to let Wei-Yin Chen handle things on his own a little more.
The rookie left-hander passed the test.
Chen scattered seven hits over seven innings and the Orioles set a franchise record with their seventh straight victory in Boston, beating the Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Chen's most important inning was the seventh, when...
The Baltimore Orioles were 6-0 at Fenway Park this season heading into Thursday night's series finale. But the Red Sox have had success against Orioles pitching, just not enough to take home a win. Orioles manager Buck Showalter discussed his team's recent success against the Sox, especially at Fenway. Showalter also lent his thoughts on Boston's season so far and explained...
Bobby Bundy, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
Current Level: AA
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 5th
Current Value: Leveled Off
Dylan Bundy‘s big brother started to realize his potential in 2011 at high-A ball but he’s found the going much tougher at double-A in 2012. Bundy, 22, posted a 2.75 ERA in 121 innings last year but his ERA has jumped to 5.46 in 59.1 innings this season. He’s...
Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the 12th and the Baltimore Orioles won their eighth straight extra-inning game, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Saturday and spoiling B.J. Rosenberg's major league debut.
Jones ended a season-worst 0-for-18 slump with a single in the ninth, then launched a drive over the outstretched glove of center fielder Shane Victorino.
Clay Buccholz pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout - all against Baltimore - leading Boston Red Sox over the Orioles 7-0 Thursday night.
Buccholz (6-2) struck out six and walked one, throwing 125 pitches, two shy of his career high. It was the fourth complete game for the 27-year-old left-hander, the first since a five-hitter in an 11-0 win at Baltimore on June 4,...
The Phils’ six runs outburst in the second inning leads to them ending their six-game losing streak, as they hang on to beat the Orioles, 9-6.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with two men out, Shane Victorino hits an RBI single, knocking in Hunter Pence, who had earlier singled, then stopped at second base on Jim Thome’s infield single, giving the...
BOSTON -- Whether it's a slugfest or pitcher's duel, Baltimore seems to have a decided edge over Boston. The Orioles improved to 5-0 in Fenway Park this season with a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday night, getting seven solid innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen the lights-out save from closer Jim Johnson. Baltimore finished with just five hits, but three of them...
BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Chris Davis started the game-winning rally with a leadoff walk in the 12th against B.J. Rosenberg (0-1), who was making his major league debut. Jones then launched a blast to left-center on a 0-1 pitch and...
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Pitchers who lack a decent fastball rarely survive in the MLB, but there&...
Phillies (28-31) v. Baltimore Orioles (32-25)Pitching Matchups:Friday, 7:05 - Joe Blanton v. Jake ArrietaSaturday, 4:05 - Vance Worley v. Tommy HunterSunday, 1:35 - Cliff Lee v. Jason HammelBirds Batting:Runs - 246 (9th)Avg - .247 (12th)Slug - .422 (13th)Birds Pitching:ERA - 3.73 (8th)WHIP - 1.28 (12th)BAA - .249 (15th)Their Danny Sandoval:Inning-Endy Chavez is still playing and...
Philadelphia Phillies (29-31) vs. Baltimore Orioles (32-26)Vance Worley (3-2, 3.38) vs. Tommy Hunter (2-3, 5.59)Time: 4:05, Oriole Park at Camden Yards TV: CSN, MASN (VA/MD/DC) Weather: Sunny and hot, 92 Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies erupted last night for 12 hits and nine runs last night against Orioles pitching. They will be facing facing righty Tommy Hunter today...