Found March 16, 2012 on Oriole Post:
After a losing stretch during this week, the Orioles got into the win column again, this time defeating the Minnesota Twins, 3-1, in Fort Myers, FL. Pitcher Chris Tillman was the story of the game. His performance was a bit uneven, but he threw well as he went 3 1/3 innings, allowed a run in the fourth innings, walked two, struck out one and allowed four hits. He still allowed way too many base runners, but avoided a big inning. At this point, I’d say Tillman is still in the running for a starting spot; however, his inconsistency on the mound is hurting him. He has got so much potential, and has obviously been working in camp. Then again, if Tillman does make the Opening Day roster, he will need to become more efficient and carry it over from start to start. Dana Eveland – who is also battling for a spot on the roster – threw three scoreless innings. The Oriole bullpen – Robert Hinton, Troy Patton and Oscar Villarreal – did not give up run during their respective outings. Robe...

Chen throws 5 innings, Orioles and Red Sox tie

Wei-Yin Chen had a couple of firsts on Saturday. He became the first Baltimore Orioles pitcher to throw five innings this spring training and displayed a nifty pickoff move that nabbed two runners during a 3-3, 10-inning tie against Boston. In a game of split squads, Chen made his third start and blanked Boston until the fifth, when Ryan Lavarnway and Pedro Ciriaco singled and Nate...

Red Sox 3, Orioles 3(10)

Wei-Yin Chen became the first Baltimore pitcher to throw five innings this spring and the Orioles tied Boston 3-all in 10 innings Saturday in a game of split squads. Chen also displayed a nifty pickoff move that nabbed two runners. Making his third spring start, Chen blanked Boston until the fifth when Ryan Lavarnway and Pedro Ciriaco singled and Nate Spears hit a three-run homer...

Baseball America Predicts Orioles to Finish Last in Division

Good morning all out there. Hope everyone is enjoying a warm, wonderful Thursday in the Mid-Atlantic region, specifically around Baltimore. Well, Baseball America recently posted their predictions where all 30 teams should finish in 2012. Sadly, they – much like pretty much every other newspaper, news station, media outlet, blog and whatever else – picked the Baltimore Orioles...

Red Sox 7, Orioles 4

Josh Beckett gave up one run in five solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 in a split-squad game Saturday. Beckett started a double play, struck out two and walked one. He allowed two hits. Orioles starter Armando Galarraga gave up four runs and six hits in four inning. The Orioles brought over mostly bench players and minor leaguers. But the game...

About This Afternoon; The Starting Rotation...

This afternoon, the Orioles played two games against the Red Sox, as they lost one on the road; meanwhile, at their Spring Training home in Sarasota, they tied at 3 after a ten-inning contest. Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen tossed five innings, and pitched fairly well overall; however, he gave up three runs in the fifth inning after a Nate Spears’ homer. Chen also picked off two runners...

Tigers Defeat Orioles; Improved Matusz Faces off Against Justin Verlander

It was a tough year for Brian Matusz in 2011; however, if his Spring Training is an indication of the road that is to come, things are 180 degrees from what they were last season. Yes, the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Detroit Tigers, 4-2, in Grapefruit League action, but the story of the day was Matusz. He continued his strong showing from his last start into Thursday, going...

Orioles Option Drake

The Orioles have trimmed their spring training roster down to 47.

David Ortiz Will Play DH With Lars Anderson At First Base Against Baltimore Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Jacoby Ellsbury is back to his leadoff spot. With half the team playing Baltimore in a split-squad game in Sarasota, manager Bobby Valentine will be juggling regulars with youngsters on Saturday. Here are the lineups. Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Cody Ross, LF Kelly Shoppach, C Nick Punto, 3B Mike Aviles, SS Lars Anderson...

Orioles Minor League Notes- 3/17

The Orioles Double-A team dropped a 3-2 contest to Tampa.

The Pitching

As it is every year, to win, you need to have pitching. I am not sure the Orioles have an abundance of it right now -- at least arms that are very good. In fact, I don’t know what to think. One question I have on my mind is this: who in the world starts on Opening Day? If I were a betting man, it would be Tommy Hunter; however, he's been dealing with some issues, but seems...
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