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The Baltimore Orioles came up in the Tampa Bay area, taking two consecutive contests in their three-game set.
Amazingly, for a team that has had pitching issues and troubling scoring runs for much of the summer, the Orioles are hanging in there within the playoff hunt. They are pulling out the close contests, winning the one-run games, and getting contributions from seemingly everyone these days.
With Wei-Yin Chen’s impressive performance on Saturday, along with Miguel Gonzalez’s impressive outing – with support – from the bullpen on Sunday, and Tommy Hunter’s game on Friday (despite losing), the Orioles have gotten a nice run from their starting pitchers as of late.
When it comes down it, Baltimore’s hope of still staying in the wild card race comes down to their starting pitching. The offense is obviously crucial, and needs to do its job; however, I do believe pitching is 90 percent of the game.
On Sunday, the Orioles only mustered three hits against the Rays. That fact alon...
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Everyone keeps waiting for it, but it still hasn't happened. Everyone keeps pointing to their horrible run differential, but it hasn't made a difference. Nope, sorry folks, the Baltimore Orioles are still right in the thick of the playoff race and it doesn't look like they are going to go away anytime soon.
It defies almost every shred of baseball logic the surprising...
The injury updates were aplenty for the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, and none of them were all that encouraging. Jim Thome and Jason Hammel aren't expected back until September -- meaning the club will need more starts like Chris Tillman's outing Monday, and more homers from guys like Nick Markakis. Thome said Monday that he may be sidelined for longer, as he'll go...
At the start of the season – or better yet, this offseason – I didn’t give the Orioles chance in hell to finish with over 70 wins.
Or finish .500.
Or over .500.
Or even more preposterous … a playoff team?
Based on their run differential, and a litany of other statistics, the Baltimore Orioles have no business being an over .500 team.
They should not should be...
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...
(Editor’s note: Matt might be getting a little ahead of himself here. Still, I for one am just thrilled to be having these types of discussions in August, so I have no reservations about posting this.)
After Monday night’s games, the Orioles are just 0.5 games out of the second wild card spot, and one full game out of the first. Following a strong road trip and opening what...
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...
Chris Tillman took a three-hit shutout into the eighth inning to extend a run of successful starts by Baltimore pitchers, and the Orioles beat Jason Vargas and the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Monday night.
Nick Markakis homered and Mark Reynolds had three hits and an RBI for the Orioles, who have won six of eight to improve to 58-51. Baltimore didn't record its 58th win last year...
Gotta beat the O’s
What goes up must come down. Can the Seattle Mariners bounce back from disappointment in the Bronx?
Pitching match ups:
Game 111: LHP – Jason Vargas vs. RHP – Chris Tillman
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Jason Vargas is hoping that August will be as effective for him as July. Last month he tied a club record of number of wins in a month and was named...
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...
Sunday was not a bad day at 9-6. The big surprise of the day was Miguel Gonzalez keeping
up David Price holding the Rays scoreless in his outing and allowed the Orioles the
opportunity to win the game in extra innings. The unfortunate thing there was picking David
Price as the Game of the Day. Bummer. The huge mistake of the picking day was picking
against A.J. Burnett. How could...