Chris Tillman Named Orioles Opening Day Starter

In a move that will surprise no one, Chris Tillman has been tabbed the Opening Day starter for Buck Showalter‘s Orioles for the second consecutive season. Tillman has set himself apart in the Orioles rotation the past three seasons with a 38-16 record and 3.42 ERA since joining the Orioles rotation full-time in the second half of the 2012 season. Tillman will take the ball in Toronto...
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  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
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tillman to start second straight opener for Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) 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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman: Weekly Pitcher Spotlight

This week’s spotlight is on a likely Opening Day starter who is flying well under the radar. Chris Tillman of the Baltimore Orioles has evolved into the current staff leader of the defending AL East champions, but over the last two seasons he has gone mostly unnoticed. The 2015 season could be a very important one for Tillman, and if he can continue his upward progression,...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tillman strong in Orioles' 6-4 win over Pirates

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Chris Tillman allowed one run in four innings and Adam Jones hit his first home run of the spring in the Baltimore Orioles' 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Tillman, who was last season's opening day starter and is likely to get the call to start at Tampa Bay on Apr. 6, struck out five and didn't walk a batter in his second Grapefruit League start...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The 2014 season brought the Baltimore Orioles their first AL East division title since 1997 as well as their second playoff appearance in the last three seasons. Nelson Cruz was the piece that the team was missing in 2013, as he recorded a league-high 40 home runs and a career-high 108 RBI’s. Four Orioles starters (Chris Tillman, Bud Norris, Wei-Yin Chen, and Miguel Gonzalez) had...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tillman sharp as Orioles lose to Phillies 1-0

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Chris Tillman pitched two scoreless innings in his first appearance of the spring as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Monday. Tillman, who has won 29 games over the past two seasons, was the last of Baltimore's starters to pitch. He allowed one hit, struck out one and walked one. Tillman was the opening day starter in 2014, and is...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Pitching Outlook 2015 (Part 1)

Chris Tillman Orioles – Photo Credit – Keith Allison                             MONTH (GP) (W)      (L) SP/RP ERA         Team BA March (1)            1              0 April (23)             11           12           4.74/4.03            .265 May (30)              15          15    ...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 600: If You Love Your GM, Should You Set Him Free? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Gabe Kapler and Chris Tillman, then discuss the Orioles` dilemma about whether to let GM Dan Duquette leave (with help from The Good Wife).
Via Baseball Prospectus
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #145: Chris Tillman | SP | BAL

Chris Tillman is an uninspiring fantasy player that you usually settle on rather than covet on draft day. In 2015, some might expect a breakout from Tillman for a variety of reasons: He’s going into his age 27-season This will be his third full season in the majors He had a truly stunning second half last year In fact, take out the month of May and Tillman was damn good the...
Via Baseball Professor
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles, Chris Tillman Have Mutual Interest In Contract Extension

The Baltimore Orioles and starting pitcher Chris Tillman have mutual interest in a contract extension, according to a report by Roch Kubatko of Masn Sports. “There are a few candidates for that,” GM Dan Duquette added. “We haven’t spent much time on that, but contract discussion is always a good time to explore that.” Tillman is arbitration-eligible for the first time this...
Via Baseball Essential
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles and Chris Tillman have interest in extension

The Orioles and starting pitcher Chris Tillman have mutual interest in a contract extension. Tillman, 26, is arbitration eligible for the first time this winter. He will not be able to hit free agency until 2018 but tht has not stopped the two sides from expressing interest in a contract extension after the right hander has gone over the 200 innings mark in each of the last two...
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles rumors: What’s next after Cruz and Markakis?

Baltimore Orioles fans have been dealt two large blows in the past week, losing free agent outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis to the Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves, respectively. These two core members of the 2014 Orioles team, which won the AL East and advanced to the ALCS, both chose to go elsewhere for a more lucrative paycheck. The loss of two players of high caliber—Cruz...
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Baltimore Orioles

The AL East was expected to be a dogfight between the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays this year. Instead, the Baltimore Orioles shocked them all and ran away with the division. So how exactly did they go about making everyone look so stupid for overlooking them? Preseason Prediction: The Orioles face a pretty tall task if they’re going to contend for an AL East division title. They...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ALCS Game 3 Postponed; Chris Tillman, James Shields Could Start Game 4

The American League Championship Series is getting a little shaken up. Game 3 between the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles was postponed Monday due to rain in Kansas City and will be played Tuesday. Game 4 has been pushed to Wednesday, and a makeup game will take place on Thursday if necessary. However, the scheduling changes might affect the starting rotation. With Game...
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ALCS Game Thread: Royals vs Orioles, 8:00 PM (Game 1)

Photo Courtesy of CBS Game 1 Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Oct. 10, 8:00 PM, TBS James Shields (14-8, 3.21) vs. Chris Tillman (13-6, 3.34) The Orioles and Royals open up the highly anticipated American League Championship Series tonight in Baltimore. It’s being hailed as a “celebration” by many as these two teams that have won so little in recent memory...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals at Orioles: Game 1 of ALCS info, pitchers and lineups

The Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles will face each other in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night. Starting in the ALCS for the Royals will be “Big Game” James Shields while the Orioles send Chris Tillman to the mound. Date Time Matchup Network Gm 1 Oct. 10 8 p.m. ET KC vs. BAL TBS Gm 2 Oct. 11 4 p.m. ET KC vs. BAL TBS Gm 3 Oct. 13 8 p.m...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman, James Shields Match Up in Game 1 of ALCS

After two days off, baseball is returning Friday night with the first game of the ALCS. The Baltimore Orioles will send Chris Tillman to the mound while the Kansas City Royals will counter with James Shields. It’s a matchup of postseason unbeatens, as the Royals beat the Oakland Athletics in the wild card game before sweeping the top seeded Los Angeles Angels, while the O’s...
Via Baseball News Source
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How Chris Tillman Keeps Runners From Running

Chris Tillman‘s 2014 has a pretty great storyline. Approaching the end of July, Tillman had an average ERA and below-average peripherals, with 51 walks to go with 83 strikeouts. That’s not at all what the Orioles were looking for, and then all of a sudden Tillman turned his year around. Over the dozen starts he […]
Via Fangraphs
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles vs. Royals: ALCS Schedule, game times and starting pitchers

The American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles will get underway on Friday from Camden Yards. Below is the schedule date for the ALCS games with coverage being provided by TBS. Game 1 – Fri, Oct 10 Royals @ Orioles TBD KC –  James Shields  BAL – Chris Tillman (?) Radio: KC: KCSP 610, Royals Radio...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Use Eight Run Eighth to Pull Away from Tigers

The Baltimore Orioles downed the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards in the first game of the ALDS. A solid outing from Chris Tillman, four good innings from the bullpen, key home runs from Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy and a huge 8th inning led to a 12-3 victory. Cruz started the scoring with a two run shot against Tigers starter Max Scherzer. Leadoff hitter Nick Markakis singled, and...
Via Baseball News Source
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

ALDS Game 1 Picks

Baltimore (C. Tillman) vs Detroit (M. Scherzer) Detroit travels to Baltimore for game 1 of the ALDS. Max Schrerzer will be on the mound for Detroit. He will be opposed by Chris Tillman for the Orioles. Scherzer has a 3-1 record with a 3.92 ERA against Baltimore. He owns a 3.49 ERA on the road. Post All Star break he has gone 7-2 with a 2.87 ERA. In his last 4 starts as a road favorite...
Via Sports Mockery
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles-Blue Jays Preview

The Baltimore Orioles' starting rotation isn't exactly littered with household names, but it certainly has gotten the job done for the AL East champs. Chris Tillman has been the staff's workhorse, which is one reason why manager Buck Showalter will give him the nod when the postseason begins. Tillman makes his final tuneup start before the playoffs as Baltimore visits the Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles righty Chris Tillman will pitch team's playoffs opener

  Chris Tillman is all set to pitch Game 1 of the American League playoffs next week for the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Buck Showalter made the announcement before the AL East champions played the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Tillman is 13-5 with a 3.26 ERA. He has given up three runs or fewer in his past 20 starts. The Orioles open the best-of-five AL division series a week...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles prepare for 2014 postseason

Sometimes you just need a little help from your friends. The Baltimore Orioles found that out last night as they clinched home-field advantage with a Chicago White Sox win over the Detroit Tigers. While the Orioles have exceeded expectations this season on their own, the White Sox secured that games one, two, and five of the ALDS will be played at Camden Yards. After clinching the...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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