The Daily Grind: Night Card (8/28/14)

Well the Chicago Cubs were hammered by the Cincinnati Reds, so it’s time to move on to the night card. Tread carefully, because right now I’m in full fade mode.  The aces I’m playing are getting shelled and the chuckers I’m fading are throwing gems. Chicago White Sox (J. Danks) vs Cleveland Indians (C. Carrasco) John Danks has been struggling all year, but has really hit...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: August 28

Welcome back to the Daily Fix here at The Fantasy Fix. It’s baseball time over at DraftKings. For those who aren’t yet Daily Fantasy baseball players at DraftKings head over there via this link and join. They will double your initial deposit up to $600. I will again skip the early games and focus on the late slate for the contests starting at 7:05pm eastern. Follow me on Twitter...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Baltimore Orioles still own a comfortable lead in the AL East, but they haven't been playing their best of late. The Orioles try to avoid back-to-back home losses for the first time in two months Thursday night as they close a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. After getting swept by the lowly Cubs over the...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs top Orioles 7-2

Chris Coghlan finally solved Bud Norris with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run second inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on a soggy Saturday at Wrigley Field. The game was delayed because of rain for more than three hours. Justin Grimm (4-2) pitched 3 1-3 hitless innings after a long rain delay as the last-place Cubs won their second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coghlan helps Cubs beat Orioles 7-2

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Coghlan finally solved Bud Norris with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run second inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on a soggy Saturday at Wrigley Field. Justin Grimm (4-2) pitched 3 1-3 hitless innings after a long rain delay as the last-place Cubs won their second straight against the AL East leaders. Logan Watkins...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros minor leaguer Josh Hader named California League Pitcher of the Year

Lanky Class AA Corpus Christi lefthander Josh Hader, who has drawn comparisons to Chris Sale since he was acquired in the deal that sent Bud Norris to the Orioles last year, was named the 2014 California League’s Pitcher of the Year for his impressive showing at Class A Lancaster before he was promoted earlier this month. Hader, was 9-2 with a league-best 2.70 ERA and 112 strikeouts...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Under-owned pitchers

The fantasy baseball playoffs are just around the corner; depending on how the league is set up, the playoffs should be starting in the next two or three weeks. With that in mind, it’s imperative that a fantasy owner scours the waiver wire trying to find hidden gems. Here are a few pitchers that I believe are criminally under-owned: Bud Norris – Baltimore Orioles SP 2014 has...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

3 striking reasons the Orioles can win it all!

Photo Credit: washingtonpost.com One of the most tired sports cliches is that a team must approach their season one game at a time. While focus is important in any facet of life, every fan revels in the opportunity to hope for the best. Currently, Oriole playoff ticket order forms are being sent out, which should stir up lots of emotions among the fan base. As Oriole fans plot out...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Markakis' catch helps Norris win 11th in 8-2 victory

The game was slipping away from Bud Norris. The Orioles were up by just a run in the bottom of the seventh and Conor Gillaspie hit a long drive to right field. Nick Markakis ran back, leaped and took a two-run home run away from Gillaspie and kept the Orioles lead intact. Norris leaped on the mound and watched as his teammates scored five runs in the eighth and make the final a...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Daily Grind: Chicago’s Guide to Handicapping MLB (8/19/14)

Yesterday started out well with the Cubs under 7 being an easy win.  However, the night session crashed quickly.  The Play of the Day was over after the first inning when Atlanta tee’d off on Vance Worley for 6 first inning runs.  Bud Norris continued to throw well post All Star break and the White Sox bullpen melted down again for the 2nd loser of the night.  Here is a recap...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

O’s Fly Into Town for Three Game Set

The White Sox brief homestand continues this week with a three game set against the first place Orioles. The Sox took two of three from the Blue Jays over the weekend after winning the rubber match on Sunday afternoon. The Sox are now 59-65 on the season and 31-29 at home. By comparison, last year the White Sox won their 59th game on September 16th. The Orioles come in with a record...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Chicago White Stacks

Well that's a new one. No player. Nope. Not giving you a pitcher. Ok, I kinda am. Sale is da bomb dot gov. But you don't need me to tell you that. Unless, of course, you haven't paid attention to this sport we call baseball for the last three years, then maybe you need my insight on the guy that coulda been AL Cy Young if it weren't for a DL stint. And heck...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Gonzalez still a possibility to start for Orioles Wednesday

Bud Norris will start Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox followed by Chris Tillman on Tuesday, but the club is still listing “to be announced” as Wednesday’s starter. Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who was sent to Triple-A Norfolk Aug. 9 to make room for starter Ubaldo Jimenez, can return to the majors Tuesday and is probably the favorite to start Wednesday. However...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fail: Watch Boomer & Carton mock that Yankees announcing fool John Sterling

Boomer & Carton break down John Sterling's horrific call of, with Martin Prado batting, Carlos Beltran stealing home and Chase Headley stealing 2nd base, followed by Headley also scoring. (Combined with a throwing error by third baseman Manny Machado and a throwing error by pitcher Bud Norris.)That's followed up by Jerry Recco joining Ron Darling by creating a new word...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 118: Orioles power the way to the win

New York Yankees 3 — Baltimore Orioles 11 Early offense blown away by late game long balls in series opener. Brett Gardner led off the game in a great way, hitting a triple to left center field just beyond the reaching center fielder Adam Jones. Derek Jeter would hit a ground ball that scored Gardner and the Yankees took the early lead against Orioles starter Bud Norris. The Baltimore...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 118 lineup: 8/11/14

Rich Schultz/Getty Images The Yankees begin a huge series against the Baltimore Orioles which will likely determine New York’s chances at a division title. After putting up 10 runs last Friday night, the Yankees scratched together just one over their next 18 innings. They hope the offense wakes up tonight in support of starter Chris Capuano. Bud Norris gets the ball for the O...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Orioles (8/11/14)

Rich Schultz/Getty Images The Yankees travel to Baltimore to take on the first place Orioles in an important divisional series. Chris Capuano (0-1, 2.84 ERA) will be on the mound for the Bombers and Bud Norris (9-7, 3.68 ERA) will go for the O’s. Capuano took a no decision his last time out, but he still out-dueled Justin Verlander. In 6 2/3 innings, he allowed just one unearned...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees-Orioles Preview

The New York Yankees' offense has picked an inconvenient time to be mired in a slump as the club heads into a prime opportunity to make up ground in the AL East race. New York looks to bounce back against Baltimore starter Bud Norris as it begins a crucial three-game series against the first-place Orioles at Camden Yards on Monday night. The Yankees (61-56) had won six of seven...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels lose Skaggs, but win the game in extras

After losing the first two games against Baltimore, the Angels played the third and final game of the series, looking to avoid being swept by the Orioles.Tyler Skaggs and Bud Norris were the starters.Throughout the first five innings, both Skaggs and Norris were dominant. But, Skaggs was pitching a no-hitter through four innings.Unfortunately, Skaggs had to exit the game with two...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles activate Bud Norris, designate Julio DePaula for assignment

The Baltimore Orioles have activated right handed pitcher Bud Norris from the 15-day disabled list. Norris, 29, has made 14 starts entering Tuesday’s contest against the Washington Nationals. He owns a 3.62 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP on the season. In order to make room for Norris on the roster the Orioles designated reliever Julio DePaula for assignment. The 31-year-old DePaula is expected...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Bud Norris to start Tuesday

The Baltimore Orioles exploded for six runs in the 11th inning last night to defeat the Washington Nationals by the score of 8-2. Manny Machado went 5-for-6 with a home run. Chris Davis, Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy also homered for the Orioles, who are now 49-40, first in the American League East. Bud Norris, who was just activated from the disabled list yesterday, will start...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Bud Norris will start Tuesday or Wednesday

The Baltimore Orioles split a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, winning the second game by the score of 7-4. At 47-40, the Orioles have a one-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East. Kevin Gausman goes in the series finale today. On the injury front, Bud Norris appears to be ready to come off the disabled list and will start on Tuesday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Bud Norris hopes to return Monday

The Baltimore Orioles got a solid outing from starter Bruce Chen on Thursday in the Orioles 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers. Chen allowed just two runs on six hits in six innings to pick up his 8th win of the season. The win improved the Orioles to 46-39 on the season, first in the American League East. Ranked 20th in the Major Leagues in team ERA, the Orioles should get a boost...
Via MLB Injury News
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Bud Norris likely to need rehab

Baltimore Orioles starter Bud Norris continues to be bothered by a groin strain, diagnosed by an MRI as reported by Sports Injury Alert’s Raymond Bureau.  The strain has kept him from pitching since his last start on June 21st.  He is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on July 7th, but his return depends on how he progresses in his recovery.  #450629108 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Wanted Bogie & Others For Norris In '13

Jeff 'Monty Hall' LuhnowFor the most part, Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow is considered one of the brighter minds in baseball. However, based on his silly 'Fantasy League' demands for acquiring Bud Norris last year, you really have to wonder. According to a leaked report from Anobin.com (apparently the sports version of WikiLeaks or Edward Snowden), Luhnow texted Red...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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