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Boston Red Sox
This afternoon, the Orioles lost to the Boston Red Sox, 6-5. They could not get the series win, and are 28-17 on the season.
Jake Arrieta pitched well; however, he once again suffered with inconsistency on the afternoon. Despite only being at .500 – with a record at 22-22 – the Red Sox are still formidable and have a tough lineup with a mixture of veterans and youngsters. The Orioles saw that today.
Arrieta lasted 5 2/3 innings, and gave up four runs. He gave up runs in the second along with the third inning and seemed to be settled down – this is, until the sixth inning.
His day quickly came to end as he gave up a homer to Daniel Nava (his second of the year) and then allowed Scott Podsednik to reach base. Luis Ayala came into the game in relief of Arrieta, and not too long after in the frame gave up a two-run homer to allowed Kelly Shoppach.
Nick Johnson – who has started to come around – had a great game, as his homered twice and now has four homers on the season.
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I wrote this last week for MASNSports.com...***The Orioles are fast approaching the quarter-pole of the 2012 season, and I'm sure many fans are asking themselves these questions: Are the Orioles for real? Can they keep this up? Or are they pulling the wool over our eyes, and will the team that we've seen for the last 14 years make an appearance? Right now, I'd say...
I am not sure what any of this means but I was amused watching Adam Jones and Robert Andino vandalize various structures (and people) in NYC.Your browser does not support iframes.
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment on Wednesday, a significant step in his bid to return from a concussion that has kept him sidelined for more than a year.
Roberts last played in a baseball game on May 16, 2011. Since that time, he's been on the disabled list with concussion symptoms.
Roberts will play for Double-A Bowie...
The Baltimore Orioles lost the finale of their three-game series with the Red Sox Wednesday afternoon, but many with the Baltimore franchise were thinking about a certain player and not the 6-5 defeat. Brian Roberts was scheduled to begin his rehab assignment about 40 minutes down the road with Double-A Bowie Wednesday night. Roberts has been out for just over a year due to problems...
Baltimore second baseman Brian Roberts played his first game since sustaining a concussion more than a year ago, going three inning for Double-A Bowie on Wednesday night.
Roberts walked in both of his plate appearances against Richmond. He scored standing up from first base on a double. He also fielded one grounder.
The 34-year-old Roberts had not been in a game since he had his...
MLB MVP watch
We’re more than a quarter of the way through the 2012 Major League Baseball season, and it’s time for the first MVP watch. There was two first-time winners last season: Justin Verlander, who took the A.L. MVP and Cy Young award, and Ryan Braun. Both the MVPs led their teams to the Championship Series of their respective leagues. Unlike the Cy Young award which...
BALTIMORE- The Baltimore Orioles got some timely power and pitching, and that was enough to break their two-game losing streak Tuesday night. Steve Tolleson and Wilson Betemit both hit two-run homers, and starter Brian Matusz helped make them stand up as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1 at Camden Yards. Tolleson hit his first homer this season, a two-run...
This is a piece I wrote for MASN Sports this morning. I've got a feeling this is going to be a hot topic for quite a while.
As we all know, veteran Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts returned to competitive baseball last night as he played three innings for the Double-A Bowie Baysox last night.
Roberts is playing for the Baysox as part of a rehabilitation assignment...
A new post on the Orioles Buzz blog on MASNSports.com about how Andy MacPhail's trades have brought players into the Oriole system who are big contributors to this winning team.Enjoy.
The Orioles are celebrating Field Trip Day on Wednesday during the Red Sox game, but hopefully the kids aren't paying attention too closely to the game. Because if they are, they're learning some pretty terrible fundamentals on how to run the bases. Both teams have made mistakes in this one, from getting thrown out at third to make the last out of an inning to not runnning...
Brian Matusz allowed two hits and struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings, Steve Tolleson and Wilson Betemit both hit two-run homers, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Tuesday night.
It was the sixth win in eight games for the AL East-leading Orioles, who improved to 4-1 against Boston this season. Tolleson homered off Felix Doubront in the second inning and Betemit...
Roy Oswalt is getting closer to signing a contract, and while his reported preference is to pitch for one of the Rangers, Cardinals or Braves, the surprising first-place Orioles are quickly emerging as a dark horse candidate for his services. The Orioles may have lost a recent waiver claim to the Rangers based on their better record — which is still strange to type — but an aggressive...
The Baltimore Orioles and Adam Jones are on the verge of agreeing to a contract extension according to sources close to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.
Jones is hitting .311/.357/.601 with 14 HR's, 29 RBI's and a 161 OPS+ in 183 AB's for the Orioles this season. He ranks third in the Majors in WAR behind Josh Hamilton and David Wright with 2.8. His UZR...
According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a Minor League deal with left handed pitcher J.C. Romero.
Romero, 35, was released by the Cardinals earlier this month. He went 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA, 3.4 HR/9, 2.3 BB/9 and 5.6 SO/9 in 8.0 innings with the Cardinals this season.
He has a career record of 34-28 with a 4.15 ERA, 0.8 HR/9, 5.1 BB/9...
You can't blame the Red Sox for looking ahead a little bit. After 19 straight games Boston will finally have a day off tomorrow, but will first have to make it one more this afternoon in the rubber match against the Baltimore Orioles. Last night, the Red Sox were held to only two hits in a 4-1 Orioles win. A bright spot was the return of Kevin Youkilis who scored the lone...