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In August of 2012, the Baltimore Orioles were in the wild card hunt and desperate to solve a problem – third base.
As we all know from last season, former Oriole Mark Reynolds despite his power was struggling at the hot corner, and executive vice president Dan Duquette, the front office, along with manager Buck Showalter were looking for a solution.
In the middle of that month, the Baltimore Orioles did something bold and head-scratching at the same time. They promoted Manny Machado from Double-A Bowie to the majors.
At first, I was bewildered at the news. I wondered why they would promote a 20-year-old who was only hitting .266 at the time with eleven home runs in 400 or so at-bats at Bowie?
Furthermore, the organization announced Machado would play third base – a position he manned only twice in the minors. When I heard that, I too shook my head; however, if Machado could play much better than Reynolds at third, then why not?
I was a little concerned that the o...
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Tom Willis was born without any arms, but that did not stop him from throwing out the first pitch at a recent Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards.
Last night Mark Reynolds got hit near the head by a Jarrod Parker pitch in the first inning. It didn’t make him happy, so he did this to a baseball later in the evening:
Reynolds called the home run (and we can assume the subsequent stare down and bat flip) the “coolest thing I’ve ever done.”
The Baltimore Orioles have placed right-handed starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a thumb blister, according to Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun.
Gonzalez developed a blister on the thumb of his throwing hand recently. He was initially pushed back from his regularly scheduled start for tonight, as the team was hoping the additional time off...
Your browser does not support iframes.Cleveland Indians slugger Mark Reynolds hit one of the longest home runs of the season Monday night. The ball nearly disappeared in the Cleveland skyline before eventually landing near the top of the upper deck at Progressive Field. It officially measured out at 457 feet and marked the 10th of the season for Reynolds.You may notice that Reynolds...
The Bisons got off to a hot start but their bats quickly went cold after a strong first inning as the Herd lost their second game in three nights, falling to Norfolk 8-4.
Jair Jurrjens struggled early on for the Tides, allowing three first inning runs before settling down.
Jim Negrych got the action started for the Herd, putting them on the board with an RBI double to bring the...
BALTIMORE (AP) J.J. Hardy homered, Chris Tillman won his third straight start and the Baltimore Orioles took advantage of three errors by the Kansas City Royals in a 5-3 victory Thursday night.
Manny Machado scored a run and hit an RBI single for the Orioles, whose season-high fourth consecutive win moved them eight games over .500 (21-13) for the first time this year.
The Baltimore Orioles boldly ran the bases without fear of being caught, and Kansas City couldn't do a thing about it.
A comedy of errors ensued, and the Orioles escaped with a 5-3 victory Thursday night despite allowing two home runs and getting only five hits.
J.J. Hardy homered and Manny Machado scored a run and hit an RBI single for the Orioles, whose season-high fourth...
Jeremy Guthrie and the Baltimore Orioles are doing just fine without each other.
Guthrie lost 60 games over a four-year stretch with the Orioles before being traded to Colorado in February 2012 for pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom. Now he's back in Baltimore for the first time, poised to face his former team Thursday night as a member of the Kansas City Royals.
If the Baltimore Orioles can get Jair Jurrjens to pitch like he did for the Atlanta Braves from 2008-2011 they will have a serious shot at winning the American League East. His numbers in the minors are a very positive sign! Do the Los Angeles Angels have any other choice than to call up either Billy Buckner and/or Matt Shoemaker? I know its the bats fault that they are not...
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In the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles for years were like the annoying little brother that nobody let play with them. But now they’re playing with the big boys, and they’re doing much better than them. They’ve slipped under everybody’s radar and gone from sitting in the AL East basement to hanging out on top.
Baltimore Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel still thinks he can improve.
His record outside Camden Yards can't be any better.
Hammel will try to match the MLB lead in victories and become just the third Oriole in 54 years to win his first six road starts Friday night, when he makes his first appearance against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Hammel (5-1, 4.10 ERA) has...
(AP) -- Chris Tillman had one of the best performances of his career in his last start.
He's also had some of his worst against the Kansas City Royals.
Tillman will try to pitch the Orioles to a season-best fourth straight win Wednesday night against the visiting Royals.
After going 0-1 with a 7.07 ERA in his first three starts this season, Tillman (2-1, 3.63 ERA) is 2-0 with...
When this series with Oakland began, I wrote that umpire Angel Hernandez was arguably the second worst umpire in the game behind C.C. Bucknor. Tonight, the crew chief was at second base. Three nights ago he did the Tribe a favor when he didn’t toss Oakland starter Jarrod Parker for throwing at the head of Mark Reynolds after giving up two homers earlier in the inning. If he had...
Cleveland, OH — Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, and Mark Reynolds hit home runs that needed no review and Scott Kazmir struck out 10 as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2.
With the win, the Indians completed a four-game sweep of the A’s and have now won 10 of their last 11 games.
After Wednesday night’s controversial call in the ninth inning, the Tribe sluggers...