Mike Wright turns in another impressive start for Orioles

What can you really say about a rookie pitcher who turns in his second consecutive scoreless start, as Baltimore Orioles’ right-hander Mike Wright did yesterday against the Miami Marlins. Wright, who tossed 7.1 scoreless innings last Sunday to beat the Los Angeles Angels and record his first Major League victory, followed that performance up with 7.0 innings of shutout, three-hit...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm

MIAMI (AP) Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz has left the game against the Miami Marlins in the 12th inning after the umpire crew chief inspected the left-hander's right forearm. With the score 0-0, Matusz retired the first two batters before new Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Baker and crew chief Paul Emmel then went to the mound to...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Potential New J.D. Martinez

As far as health is concerned, the Orioles have had something of a middle-infield catastrophe, with injuries to J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, and Jonathan Schoop. Injuries sometimes force teams to do creative things, and what we saw Buck Showalter do was push Steve Pearce to second base on the fly. Pearce had never played the […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Late Push not Enough to Top Mariners, Fall 4-2

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, of Taiwan, throws to the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Down 4-0 to Roenis Elias and the Seattle Mariners heading into the eighth inning Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles finally showed some signs of life. They picked up a run in each the...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Appreciating Darren O’Day, Reliable Submariner of the Orioles’ Bullpen

KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 15: Darren O’Day #56 of the Baltimore Orioles throws a pitch in the sixth inning during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) In an ideal world, each Major League Baseball team would have a staff of incredible starting pitchers, trustworthy...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Orioles back in Baltimore, Gordon returns to LA

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday: --- BACK IN BALTIMORE The Orioles play at Camden Yards for the first time since April 29, when they held a game without fans because of civil unrest after the death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore hosts Toronto to begin a nine-game homestand. ''I think everybody's anxiously looking forward to getting back and getting on the...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Orioles, Preakness help soothe ravaged Baltimore?

BALTIMORE (AP) Looting, rioting and violence has left Baltimore rattled and in a state of repair. Officials hope a big sports week has a healing effect on the beleaguered city. Civil unrest remains an issue in Baltimore after two weeks of tension between residents and police. The return of the Orioles for an extended period and the running of the Preakness could help ease matters...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets pay tribute to slain NYPD officer before game vs. Orioles

  The New York Mets wore NYPD hats and held a moment of silence before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore to honor a police officer who was shot and killed this week while on duty. Officer Brian Moore died Monday, two days after he tried to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun. ''It's part of what we think is important and certainly, honoring Officer Moore is important...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets pay tribute to slain NYPD officer before game

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have worn NYPD hats during batting practice before a game against Baltimore to honor a police officer who was shot and killed this week while on duty. The Mets and Orioles lined up for a moment of silence Tuesday night at Citi Field to honor Officer Brian Moore. Police officers stood next to the teams and Moore's picture was shown on the scoreboard...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado Could be Permanent Solution as Orioles’ Leadoff Hitter

In a stroke of pure Buck Showalter genius, Manny Machado batted out of the leadoff spot in the Baltimore Orioles’ lineup last night in their 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Machado went 0-for-3, but did score a run after a walk. Showalter has made a habit of using players in his leadoff slot who do not possess the typical top-of-the-order speed like Nick Markakis for most of...
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles play home games in Florida after riots in Baltimore

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter looked out of place. It was understandable. Wearing his home uniform, Showalter took his normal spot in the visiting dugout at Tropicana Field before Friday night's game against Tampa Bay. The attire is appropriate this weekend with Baltimore ''hosting'' the relocated three-game series in Florida. Showalter says...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Anderson on Analytics

Brady Anderson‘s title within the Baltimore Orioles’ organization is Vice President of Baseball Operations. According to the team’s media guide, the 51-year-old former all-star “collaborates with Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter on player development and roster management.” Anderson, who hit .256/.362/.425 over a 15-year career, isn’t your typical ex-player. He...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Buck Showalter was not born a poor black child...

After yesterday's fanless Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards, Buck Showalter was asked to give some advice to the young black males in the city. “You hear people try to weigh in on things that they really don’t know anything about,” Showalter said, as transcribed by MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli. “I tell guys all the time when they talk about it … I’ve never been black...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter weighs in on situation in Baltimore

Lots of people have been giving their opinions on the Baltimore protests, but Buck Showalter might have made the strongest statement, ironically, by claiming he had nothing worthwhile to add. After Wednesday’s bizarre game at Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-2 in front of zero fans, the O’s manager was asked to comment on all that has...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles-White Sox to experience the sounds of silence

BALTIMORE (AP) No vendors will be selling peanuts or Cracker Jacks. No one will be there to root, root, root for the home team - or any team. The old ballgame won't be anything like the song when the Baltimore Orioles host the Chicago White Sox Wednesday in what is believed to be the first held behind closed doors in the 145-year history of the major leagues. A wave of looting and...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Complain About Rogers Centre Turf, Considered Boycott

The Toronto Blue Jays installed new turf at the Rogers Centre this season to hold them over until the stadium’s eventual conversion to real grass for the 2017 season. The old AstroTurf played super fast, was rock hard and bounced high. In a stadium that is considered home run friendly, the old turf helped jack up high scores and played a certain way. For visiting teams they had...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Showalter chooses not to respond to Bautista's comments

After tempers flared in Tuesday's matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, Jose Bautista had some comments about Buck Showalter: "It's all pretty well planned out and premeditated, and I think they hide behind the way their manager acts and conducts himself on the field. They're going to continue to keep doing that until something comes down from MLB."When asked...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy Buck Showalter’s Fancy Texas Mansion — $2.95 Million

When I look at Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, the first thing that pops to mind isn’t usually, “Now that’s a man who looks like he has impeccable taste.” But hey, when you’re making six figures annually for managing a baseball team, you can just hire people to take care of interior decoration. For instance, take a look through the Dallas home Buck currently...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' early-season schedule is a throwback to the '30s

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles' early-season schedule is a journey into the past, exclusively on East Coast time. Baltimore doesn't play a game outside of the Eastern time zone until June 1, in Houston. Until then, the Orioles won't have to reset their watches or buckle up for a lengthy plane trip. The last teams to play all their games in the Eastern time zone through May...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Shine in the Field Despite Missing Pieces

Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones, right, fist bumps third base coach Bobby Dickerson as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Defense has always been a calling card for the Baltimore Orioles, going back to the days of Brooks Robinson...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

This Buck Showalter commercial will give you chills (Video)

At a time when so many people are saying baseball is dying, Buck Showalter is here to remind us of how great the state of the game is. Showalter, the Baltimore Orioles manager, narrates this fantastic commercial that has been playing throughout the start of the season. It features stars of the game like David...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles pitcher Tillman to start second straight season opener

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Chris Tillman has been selected to start the Baltimore Orioles' opener at Tampa Bay on April 6. Manager Buck Showalter picked Tillman as his opening-day starter for the second consecutive season. Tillman was 13-6 with a 3.34 ERA last season for the AL East champion Orioles. The 26-year-old is set to become the first Baltimore pitcher to start consecutive openers...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy likely to begin season on DL

  Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will likely begin the season on the disabled list because of a strained left shoulder. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that he was optimistic that Hardy wouldn't miss much time. The three-time Gold Glove shortstop was hurt Friday when he collided with second baseman Jonathan Schoop while diving for a ground ball. Everth Cabrera...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Bold Predictions for the Orioles’ 2015 Season

" width="594" height="436" title="">Credit: Cliff McBride / Getty Images North America   We are fast approaching the final two weeks of Spring Training. On April 6, the Orioles will open their season against the Rays as the much discounted defending AL East champs. There are many writing off the Orioles hopes to be the last team standing in the always competitive division. The...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters Could Begin Orioles’ Season On DL After Tommy John Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is “unlikely” to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However, on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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