SQ Winter Blueprint: Baltimore Orioles

2015 Summary In essence, the Orioles were unable to translate the momentum of a division-winning season into 2015. Career-years from pitchers Bud Norris and Chris Tillman in 2014 were encored with inflated ERAs and the inability to throw strikes, including Norris being designated for assignment on July 31. The O's failed to replicate the production of Nelson Cruz, who signed a...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles and the Red Sox,-Two Diappointing Teams

Last April, in the Boston Globe picks for the 2015 season, the Orioles and Sox, who are playing each other this weekend, were selected to finish first and third respectively. Though both teams have had some late- season success, their combined winning percentage is a disappointing .471. The Sox prediction reads in part “A potent lineup, with the addition of Hanley Ramirez...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles at Rays game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Two years removed from leading their respective teams in wins, the Baltimore Orioles' Chris Tillman and Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Moore are struggling to find their way. As both try to snap four-game losing streaks, the Orioles hope to give a boost to their shrinking playoff hopes Thursday night when they open a four-game...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles-Rays Preview

Two years removed from leading their respective teams in wins, the Baltimore Orioles' Chris Tillman and Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Moore are struggling to find their way. As both try to snap four-game losing streaks, the Orioles hope to give a boost to their shrinking playoff hopes Thursday night when they open a four-game series at Tropicana Field. Tillman emerged as one of Baltimore...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles And Sox Heading In Opposite Directions At End

(Getty Images)As they meet for a three-game set at Camden Yards, the Red Sox and Orioles are heading in different directions. The Carmine Hose (winners of 7 of their last 10) sit just one game behind the Birds. And, despite winning their last two series (against Toronto and the Yankees), the Orioles have been in a disappointing tailspin for a while now. When they were making the...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

LORD OF THE CROWNS: RETURN OF THE ACE? Yordano “Ace” Ventura K’s 11 as Royals rebound.

Kansas City, Mo. – After a 1 hour and 35 minute rain delay, Ace Ventura (with the win now 9-7) not only took the mound, but he owned it. He struck out a career high 11 batters (9 via curveball) in just 6 innings while walking 4 and allowing only 2 hits as the Royals got back in the win column 5-3 over the Baltimore Orioles Thursday afternoon in front of 31,155 screaming fans. The...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Clevenger hits 3-run homer to lead Orioles past A's 4-2

BALTIMORE (AP) Steve Clevenger hit a three-run homer, Chris Tillman won his seventh straight decision and the Baltimore Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 4-2 victory Monday night. Clevenger, who was called up Friday from Triple-A Norfolk, got his first homer since June 29, 2012. He also had a career-high four hits in Baltimore's 18-2 victory Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' Tillman inching towards return to Baltimore

Chris Tillman skipped his last start with the Baltimore Orioles because of a sore ankle, but is slowly working his way back:The injury hasn't been worthy of a stint on the disabled list.The Baltimore Orioles could definitely use Tillman back in the starting rotation. Heading into Wednesday's games, they sat in third place in the AL East, with the suddenly-hot Toronto Blue Jays and...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman continues to show Orioles can count on him

It is July 30th, and the Baltimore Orioles’ Opening Day starter, Chris Tillman has an 8-7 record and a 4.35 ERA. Uh oh, right? Well, not exactly. Last night, Tillman turned in his third consecutive outstanding start following the All-Star break. In his three starts against the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Atlanta Braves, the tall right-hander has allowed just one earned...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tillman allows 4 hits as Orioles beat Braves 2-0 for sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. Tillman (8-7) was lifted after giving up a two-out double to Cameron Maybin in the ninth. The right-hander had retired 13 straight batters to that point. Zach Britton...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. Chris Tillman was having a nightmare season through May, racking up seven losses and an ERA that refused to dip much below six. It took another eight starts, but he finally has his ERA under five and his record evened. The Baltimore Orioles right-hander enters Friday night's series opener at Tampa Bay as the hotter pitcher...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles-Rays Preview

Chris Tillman was having a nightmare season through May, racking up seven losses and an ERA that refused to dip much below six. It took another eight starts, but he finally has his ERA under five and his record evened. The Baltimore Orioles right-hander enters Friday night's series opener at Tampa Bay as the hotter pitcher in a matchup with the Rays' Chris Archer while both teams...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Tillman Turning a Corner

Looking at Chris Tillman’s performance this season, it doesn’t seem like there is any reason to consider adding him in just about any format, but his July performance has changed the script to some degree. In the 18.2 innings he’s pitched in the month, he has a 20.0 K-BB% and a 50% ground ball rate. That has resulted in a 1.61 FIP, 2.89 xFIP, and 1.93 ERA. His start Saturday...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Plan of attack

The Baltimore Orioles ended the first half of the season the same way they started it, with a .500 record. The Orioles have been missing the synergy from past seasons and can’t seem to get everything to mesh together at the same time. However, the Orioles have not been playing poorly and are still very much in contention for a playoff spot. Making moves in free agency could provide...
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tillman allows leadoff single, no more hits, O's top Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Chris Tillman gave up a leadoff single and not much else as the Baltimore Orioles pitched a combined one-hitter, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Saturday night. Ian Kinsler cleanly singled to right-center field to open the bottom of the first. Victor Martinez walked later that inning, but Detroit didn't manage a single baserunner after that. Tillman (7-7) retired...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman Looks to get Back on Track Against the Washington Nationals

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman throws to the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman, has had an up and down season this year after he was expected to be the front man of this rotation coming into the season. Coming...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The real cause of Chris Tillman’s struggles

The numbers this season for Baltimore Orioles’ right-hander Chris Tillman are unsightly at best, ugly at worst. Tillman was handed the ball on Opening Day this year, and for good reason. Over the prior three seasons, he had pitched to a 38-16 record. Tillman was as close to an ace as the Orioles had, and he did not disappoint on Opening Day, allowing only one earned run in 6.2...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Doubleheader on tap for Indians, Orioles

Chris Tillman is cashing in on a run-support binge. Now set to pitch with two extra days of rest, the fortunate right-hander will start the second game of a split-admission doubleheader against the visiting Cleveland Indians on Sunday after Saturday's game was postponed due to rain. Tillman (5-7, 6.22 ERA) is 3-0 with a 6.98 ERA in his last four starts. The only game he didn't win...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles return home to face Cleveland Indians

The Baltimore Orioles are coming off of an eight-game road trip in which they finished 5-3, and picked up series wins in both Toronto and Boston. They now sit at 38-34 on the year, a season-high four games above .500. Now, the Orioles return home for a seven-game homestand, which will start with three games this weekend against the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles took two out of three...
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur appears in relief as Phillies are routed in series finale against Orioles

View image | Final: Orioles 19, Phillies 3 WP: Chris Tillman (5-7, 5.58 ERA) LP: Jerome Williams (3-7, 6.43 ERA) Baltimore, MD - History was made tonight at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the series finale between the Philadelphia Phillies (22-44) and the Baltimore Orioles (33-31) in more...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: The status of the starting rotation

The month of May was not kind to the Baltimore Orioles. They went 13-16, and were just 10-10 during a 20-game stretch that included 17 home games. Chris Tillman, previously thought of as the ace of the team’s pitching staff, was a dreadful 0-5 over the course of the month. Rookie pitcher Mike Wright was one of the lone bright spots for the team during May, as he went 2-1 with an...
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles look to reverse losing ways in Cleveland series

After avoiding a sweep in Houston on Thursday with a 3-2 win over the Astros, the Baltimore Orioles will travel north for a three-game series in Cleveland with the Indians. The Indians are 26-27 on the year, and are coming off of a series win on the road against the Kansas City Royals. The Orioles are hoping to use their victory on Thursday afternoon as momentum to finally right...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman Hasn’t Been Himself on the Mound

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman throws to the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Coming into the 2015 the Baltimore Orioles were hoping to keep their success going from the 2014 season where they went 96-66 and won the American League East before getting swept by the Kansas City...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

What Will the Orioles’ Starting Rotation Look Like in 2016?

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton) Many believed that, by this point in time, Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman would be pitching every fifth day for the Orioles. But Bundy’s UCL reconstruction surgery and the organization’s hesitations to insert...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Tillman’s Efforts, Orioles Fall to Astros 4-1

Baltimore Orioles’ Steve Pearce, left, Adam Jones and Manny Machado, right, watch from the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Baltimore. Houston won 4-1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The Baltimore Orioles managed just five hits on Tuesday at Camden Yards, and they fell 4-1 to the Houston Astros. Scott Feldman, a former...
Via The Sports Journal
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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