Found August 04, 2012 on
Tampa Bay Rays
Will the Orioles walk through it.
Let's face it, when you look at the numbers the Orioles probably don't belong where they are right now. There are a million reasons why the Orioles should not be here, yet they are four games over .500 and sit a mere 1.5 games back in the wild card. After a disappointing effort in last night's 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, a game that while not a must-win it certainly felt close, the Orioles are STILL right there.
The door is open, the Orioles have been successful thus far in sheer defiance of maths, logic and the assumptions of the greatest minds of baseball. A winning season, the post-season, is sitting right there waiting for the Orioles to step up and take it. Will they?
Mark Reynolds is killing this team right now. His OPS is under .700, his slugging numbers have vanished. Last night Reynolds left six men on base and his at bats were not impressive. Over the winter Reynolds worked out and trimmed down to become a better fielder...
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The Baltimore Orioles promoted outfielder Nate McLouth from Class AAA Norfolk while designating outfielder Endy Chavez for assignment, MLB.com reported Saturday. Chavez hit just .190 with a .222 on-base percentage in 47 games. McLouth started Saturday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He signed with Baltimore after getting released by the Pirates in early June. He...
Cal Ripken Jr. spoke publicly Friday about his mother's kidnapping, which occurred last week. The Hall of Fame infielder said he does not know why his 74-year-old mother, Vi, was kidnapped at gunpoint from her home outside Baltimore, blindfolded and driven around for nearly 24 hours. She was found unharmed in her car near her home early the next morning, according to ESPN.com...
Busy weekend for those of you who follow the players of the 2006 Mets team as two of the Mets fan favorites from that season are on the move.
First, the Orioles designated Endy Chavez for assignment in order to make room for Nate McLouth. Buck Showalter, the Orioles Manager, is quoted in MLB Trade Rumors saying that the GM will try to do something with Endy. You may recall that there...
Based on his recent success against the Baltimore Orioles, David Price has a good chance to become the majors' first 15-game winner. Undefeated since the middle of June, the Tampa Bay Rays left-hander can achieve that feat Sunday in St. Petersburg with a third straight winning start over the Orioles. Price (14-4, 2.64 ERA) is 6-0 with a 2.08 ERA in eight starts since losing...
Wei-Yin Chen allowed five hits in seven innings, Chris Davis had two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Saturday.
Chen (10-6) struck out four and walked one, improving to 4-1 in his past six road starts. After Pedro Strop gave up a single in the eighth, closer Jim Johnson pitched the ninth in a non-save situation to complete a six-hitter.
Taylor Teagarden broke out of a long slide with an RBI double in the 10th inning that led the Baltimore Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Sunday.
Joel Peralta (1-4) walked Mark Reynolds with one out in the 10th and threw a called third strike past Omar Quintanilla. Teagarden, in a 1-for-25 slide, lined a two-out drive to left-center.
Luis Ayala (3-3) got three outs in the...
After Jeremy Hellickson went without a victory for more than two months, he's been superb in winning each of his last two starts.
The Baltimore Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen is coming off a gem of his own.
In what could be a low-scoring affair, Hellickson takes the mound against Chen as the Rays continue a three-game set with the visiting Orioles on Saturday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Wei-Yin Chen allowed five hits in seven innings, Chris Davis had two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Saturday.
Chen (10-6) struck out four and walked one, improving to 4-1 in his past six road starts. After Pedro Strop gave up a single in the eighth, closer Jim Johnson pitched the ninth in a non-save situation to complete...