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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Lew Ford dominates Atlantic League, moonlights as coach

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Lew Ford, best known for his time with the Minnesota Twins, is dominating the independent Atlantic League. Ford has spent the past few years bouncing between Triple A and the indy leagues, but everywhere he goes a .300 batting average follows. Ford last saw MLB action for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, and...
Via The GM's Perspective
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles 7, Twins 1

Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer, Lew Ford drove in three runs and Steve Johnson pitched four scoreless innings to help a Baltimore Orioles split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday. Ford, a non-roster outfielder, is batting .483 this spring. Wieters is hitting .500. J.J. Hardy, who was 1 for 21 entering the game, also had a home run. Johnson, one of several pitchers competing...
Via Fox Sports
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Wieters, Ford, Johnson lead Orioles over Twins

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer, Lew Ford drove in three runs and Steve Johnson pitched four scoreless innings to help a Baltimore Orioles split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday. Ford, a non-roster outfielder, is batting .483 this spring. Wieters is hitting .500. J.J. Hardy, who was 1 for 21 entering the game, also had a home run. Johnson, one...
Via Fox Sports North
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles scouting the independent leagues hard

The best place for an Independent Baseball fan to hang out this month—at least aside from a major league spring training site where many a hopeful is playing—might be at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex on the south side of Sarasota, FL.            At one time, this same site hosted the Kansas City Royals’ innovative Baseball Academy.  Now, it is the Baltimore...
Via The Sports Bank
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Lew Ford

In part seven of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Lew Ford... the fightin' forgotten man! "'Before the 2012 season, the last time Lew Ford played in the Major Leagues was in 2007. The last time Lew Ford had even 300 plate appearances in the Major Leagues was in 2005. So when the Orioles signed him to add some outfield depth...
Via Camden Crazies
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Lew Ford to get championship ring

The delightful story of Lew Ford’s journey from the Atlantic League in April and May to the parent Baltimore Orioles in late July to the American League Postseason in October still has, dare we say, “a nice ring” to it for Independent Baseball as the major league season marches to a conclusion.             Pardon the reach for a pun, but the Long Island Ducks, with...
Via The Sports Bank
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

AL Division Series Game One: Yankees 7, Orioles 2

It was a hard-fought battle for eight innings...until Jim Johnson opened the floodgates in the ninth, leading to a 7-2 win for the Yankees over the Orioles in game one of their ALDS, giving the Yankees a 1-0 series lead. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees, and quite frankly, he was awesome. Sabathia threw 120 pitches for the Yankees, with 80 strikes in those 120, completing 8...
Via The Outside Corner
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

AL Division Series Game One: Yankees 7, Orioles 2

It was a hard-fought battle for eight innings...until Jim Johnson opened the floodgates in the ninth, leading to a 7-2 win for the Yankees over the Orioles in game one of their ALDS, giving the Yankees a 1-0 series lead. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees, and quite frankly, he was awesome. Sabathia threw 120 pitches for the Yankees, with 80 strikes in those 120, completing 8...
Via The Outside Corner
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

AL Division Series Game One: Yankees 7, Orioles 2

It was a hard-fought battle for eight innings...until Jim Johnson opened the floodgates in the ninth, leading to a 7-2 win for the Yankees over the Orioles in game one of their ALDS, giving the Yankees a 1-0 series lead. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees, and quite frankly, he was awesome. Sabathia threw 120 pitches for the Yankees, with 80 strikes in those 120, completing 8...
Via The Outside Corner
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

AL Division Series Game One: Yankees 7, Orioles 2

It was a hard-fought battle for eight innings...until Jim Johnson opened the floodgates in the ninth, leading to a 7-2 win for the Yankees over the Orioles in game one of their ALDS, giving the Yankees a 1-0 series lead. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees, and quite frankly, he was awesome. Sabathia threw 120 pitches for the Yankees, with 80 strikes in those 120, completing 8...
Via The Outside Corner
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles pick up outfielder Pearce for second time

The Baltimore Orioles claimed outfielder Steve Pearce off waivers after the New York Yankees designated him for assignment, MLB.com reported Saturday. Pearce, 29, is not eligible for the postseason if the Orioles make it, but he adds depth the last few games of the regular season. Outfielder Lew Ford is out with a groin injury. The Orioles actually acquired Pearce from the Yankees...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles pennant race especially exciting to Lew Ford

This isn’t Lew Ford’s first pennant race.  Far from it.  He was part of the Minnesota Twins teams that played in the American League Division Series in ’03, ’04 and ’06, and was a regular outfielder in the middle of those years when they were ousted by the New York Yankees in four games.            But the 36-year-old with a slightly receding hairline, who...
Via The Sports Bank
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cruel fate

The Orioles won last night with the help of a blown call at first base. They are, once again, tied for first in the American League East. It should be a happy day, but last night leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Like waking up on a Sunday after a night of mixing cheap beer with cheaper cigarettes and bad liquor; sure it was fun but you feel bad about it in the morning. A win might...
Via Oriole Post
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles' 5-4 win over Yankees proves costly with loss of Markakis

BALTIMORE—The Baltimore Orioles scored another dramatic victory Saturday night, one that helped them into a first-place tie with the Yankees. But it proved very costly. Backed by home runs from Mark Reynolds, Lew Ford and J.J. Hardy, the Orioles defeated the Yankees 5-4. But Baltimore lost right fielder Nick Markakis for a minimum of six weeks with a broken left thumb. Markakis...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees Game 139: Controversy Clouds Ending

New York Yankees 4 — Baltimore Orioles 5   A controversial call ends a big night in a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.   CC Sabathia struggled in tonight’s game as he gave up 5 runs on 8 hits, including 3 home runs. In the 2nd inning, the man that has hurt the Yankees all season, Mark Reynolds, got to the Yankees ace. For Reynolds, this was his 7th home run against the Yankees...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

O's top Yankees, move back into tie

The Orioles continued their long-ball onslaught against the Yankees, hitting three home runs off CC Sabathia in a 5-4 victory Saturday night that moved Baltimore back into a tie atop the AL East with New York. Mark Reynolds, Lew Ford and J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who have won 11 of 15 overall and nine of the last 13 against the Yankees. With a victory Sunday, Baltimore...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles 5, Yankees 4

The Orioles continued their long-ball onslaught against the Yankees, hitting three home runs off CC Sabathia in a 5-4 victory Saturday night that moved Baltimore back into a tie atop the AL East with New York. Mark Reynolds, Lew Ford and J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who have won 11 of 15 overall and nine of the last 13 against the Yankees. With a victory Sunday, Baltimore...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles 5, Yankees 4

BALTIMORE -- Backed by home runs from Mark Reynolds, Lew Ford and J.J. Hardy, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Yankees 5-4 on Saturday night to once again move into a first-place tie with New York in the American League East. Ford and Hardy both knocked in two runs, and Reynolds homered for the seventh time this season against the Yankees (78-61). The Orioles beat New York starter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles Lose in Toronto; A Huge Weekend Against the Yankees...

The Orioles, as we all know, lost last night to the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4. All in all, they had a successful road trip, going 6-2; however, last night, you expected the Orioles to sweep their rivals to the north. It’s weird to believe it, but I did think it was going to be done for a bit. Miguel Gonzalez grinded through his start on the mound; alas, he ran into trouble in the...
Via Oriole Post
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 8/29/12

I don’t say this enough… Like us on Facebook! PR tip for the future: If you are ever accused of running a facility with institutional bullying, always, ALWAYS say that you hadn’t heard of it, say you will look into it, say you feel horrible that the child felt that way, and NEVER accuse the person of lying. Joe Mauer, like 75% of the players in the league, was placed on waivers...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles 6, White Sox 0

Chris Tillman allowed one hit over seven innings, Nick Markakis drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles defeated Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 6-0 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Lew Ford homered for the second time in two nights and Adam Jones hit his 100th career home run for the Orioles, who moved a season-high 14 games over .500 (71-57) and remained...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 8/28/12

Read the links, or else. Some of the worst NFL tattoos. Any surprise that the team with the most is Pittsburgh? Novak Djokovic was proposed to at the US Open by a little boy. It raises more questions than it answers. UCLA did not defeat Oregon, despite what you may have heard SCOREBOARD. MLB Baltimore 4, Chicago 3 – Lew Ford homered off of Francisco Liriano in this game. Mind blown...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Tuesday Morning Cram Session, 8/28

Yesterday, the Atlantic published a study by Seth Amitin that suggested that baseball announcers, as a group, speak differently about foreign-born Latino players in the game than they do about American or Canadian players.  According to Amitin, “The analysis reveals that foreign-born players—the vast majority of whom are Latino—are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes...
Via The Platoon Advantage
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

McLouth's 2-Run Shot Late Propels Orioles; Where are the fans?

The Orioles on Monday night earned their 70th win of the season – quite an amazing accomplishment based on what many predicted in the winter. They beat a tough, gritty Chicago team that is leading American League Central and have won their third game in a row. Two role players – Nate McLouth and Lew Ford came up huge on the night. Considering both guys were in baseball wilderness...
Via Oriole Post
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

McLouth lifts Orioles past White Sox

Nate McLouth hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, Lew Ford also connected and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the White Sox 4-3 on Monday night, ending Chicago's six-game winning streak. It was the franchise-record 13th consecutive one-run win for the Orioles, who trailed 2-1 in the sixth and 3-2 in the eighth. After the White Sox went up 3-2 in the eighth against...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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