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...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  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...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain; schedule pushed one day ahead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Game 3 of the AL Championship Series has been postponed because of rain. The game was pushed back from Monday to Tuesday at 7:07 p.m. CDT. Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Orioles against former Baltimore pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. Game 4 was rescheduled Wednesday at 3:07 p.m. CDT, and both managers said they could bring back their Game 1 pitchers on regular rest: James...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City 8, Baltimore 6, 10 innings; 10 October 2014 (Kansas City leads the ALCS 1-0)

Photo: The first game of the ALCS was an epic affair, with both teams flaunting a lot of their strengths in the series opener. While there were early signs of a blowout, the Orioles demonstrated their resiliency, and fans witnessed six extra outs to determine the game’s outcome. In the end, Kansas City defeated Baltimore 8-6 in 10 innings, but the roller coaster...
Via DC Sports-Kings
12 days ago  |  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 clash...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  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 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' running game will be key vs. Orioles in ALCS

BALTIMORE — You may hear “Nick Hundley vs. Kansas City Royals baserunners” is a key matchup within the American League Championship Series. That is an oversimplification. The truth is that the Baltimore Orioles, as a group, will be charged with controlling the Royals’ speed on the bases — not merely Hundley, who manager Buck Showalter said probably will start behind the...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles tab Chris Tillman for Game 1 of ALCS vs. Royals

The Baltimore Orioles announced Thursday that right-hander Chris Tillman will get the ball for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Camden Yards. The 26-year-old enjoyed a solid outing in Game 1 of the Division Series against the Detroit Tigers, allowing two earned runs on four hits and one walk while fanning six over five...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ALCS Preview: Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles

And then there were two. The Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles took identical paths to the American League Championship Series, sweeping their way past their opponents to give them a few days off prior to the ALCS beginning. What that has done is allowed key regulars to get a few days off and allowed the team to reset rotations to get them just how they want them for the best...
Via Pine Tar Press
14 days ago  |  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 Network...
17 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Game One Recap: Tigers Embarrassed, Lose 12-3

The Detroit Tigers headed into this game, and this series, as slight favorites over the Baltimore Orioles. By the time game one was done, Detroit was kadsghakdsghad. Here is how it all went down in Baltimore this evening. Chris Tillman was able to get off to a fast start for the Orioles bu striking out the side in the first inning, all on swings and misses. Tillman was consistently...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles tickets 202% above regular season average for ALDS Games 1 & 2

The Baltimore Orioles enter the ALDS fresh off cruising through the AL East by a dozen games, while the Tigers fought hard to earn their fourth straight AL Central title en route to the playoffs. With the opening of the MLB postseason, this best-of-five series is make or break for two of the best teams in the American League. According to TiqIQ, the season average for Baltimore Orioles...
Via Oriole Post
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A countdown to recap the Orioles’ 96 win season

Photo: The Orioles wrapped up the regular season with a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, and head to the postseason with an impressive 96-66 record. Before the ALDS begins on Thursday, Oriole fans can spend a few days appreciating the team’s run to the 2014 AL East title. In many ways, baseball is a game that can be defined by numbers. In the case of the Baltimore...
Via DC Sports-Kings
25 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  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

Orioles' Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of American League Division Series

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series next week, manager Buck Showalter officially announced Tuesday. Tillman, 26, will make his postseason debut when he pitches Oct. 2 at Camden Yards against an opponent that hasn't been determined. It was evident that Tillman would start the playoff opener once Showalter said the pitcher...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles RHP Tillman will pitch playoffs opener

NEW YORK (AP) The Baltimore Orioles say Chris Tillman will pitch their playoff opener next week. Manager Buck Showalter made the announcement before the AL East leaders 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 last 20 starts. The Orioles will open the best-of-five AL division series a week from Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 155: Red Sox look to make it 2 in a row against the O's

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox will be looking to make it 2 in a row against the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles tonight in Camden Yards. The Sox will send Rubby de la Rosa (4-7, 4.31 ERA) to the mound tonight against Orioles ace Chris Tillman (12-5, 3.29 ERA). This game is meaningless on paper because the Orioles clinched the division already...
Via RedSoxLife
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 148: Cannot close out the finale

New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 3 A pair of former Yankees come through in the ninth to break hearts again. Hiroki Kuroda took the mound looking to keep the slimmest of hopes alive for the Yankees. After a very easy first inning, the Yankees offense would have a flash of power. Against Chris Tillman, Martin Prado would hit a home run just out of the reach of Alejandro De...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 15, 2014  |  1 Comment

Game 145: Red Sox look for W on Pedro's bobblehead night

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016) Contributing WriterThe Red Sox continue their 3 game set tonight against the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles, who have opened up a 10-game lead in the division with less than 3 weeks to go in the season. They'll send Anthony Ranaudo (3-1, 4.63 ERA) to the mound tonight against Chris Tillman (11-5, 3.40 ERA), who has been on a roll since the...
Via RedSoxLife
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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