Today in Tribe History: September 29, 2013

2013 – The Cleveland Indians clinch the American League Wild Card spot with their tenth straight win, a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The win pushed the Indians’ record to 92-70 and left them just one game in back of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central at season’s end. They will host the winner of a play-in game between the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays, as both...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Sweep O’s in Final Game at Fenway

The Red Sox came into the final game of the season at Fenway Park looking to sweep the Orioles.  The Sox had rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles.  The Sox offense got out to an early lead and that is all that Owens would need as he kept the O’s off the scoreboard in his almost 8 innings of work.  In the whole series the Orioles weren’t able to...
Via Fenway West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimenez gets 100th career victory, Orioles beat Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) Ubaldo Jimenez pitched six gritty innings to earn his 100th career win and added an RBI single as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night in the rain-delayed opener of a series between teams fighting to remain in the playoff race. The 31-year-old Jimenez (12-9) won his third straight decision for Baltimore, which began the night trailing...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Big games in DC, Toronto and Houston

A look at what's happening around the major leagues Tuesday: --- BELTWAY SERIES The Orioles and Nationals try to get in the opener of their interleague series after rain washed out Monday's game. Ubaldo Jimenez, starts for Baltimore, which entered 5 1-2 games back in the AL wild-card race. Gio Gonzalez follows up a start in which he struck out a career-high 12. Washington trailed...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles-Nationals series opener postponed due to rain

WASHINGTON (AP) Monday night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals has been postponed because of rain. The clubs will make up the game Thursday, a mutual off day, at 4:05 p.m. The three-game series with playoff implications now opens Tuesday night. Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (11-9) was scheduled to face Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez (11-7). Baltimore...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Dustin Pedroia Is Ubaldo Jimenez’s Nemesis (Video)

When Ubaldo Jimenez has nightmares, he sees Dustin Pedroia. The Boston Red Sox’s second baseman owns a .333 career batting average against Baltimore Orioles starter Jimenez, and after an off day Monday, NESN’s Tom Caron thinks Pedey might be ready to put on a laser show. Think you know better than TC? Visit DraftKings and challenge him. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to win...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 144 Preview: Red Sox at Orioles

When you're a pitcher in the big leagues, being compared to a Hall of Famer is always a good thing. But when you're compared to a Red Sox legend as well, people really start to notice around here. Tonight's Red Sox starter is Joe Kelly (10-6 4.60) and he's trying to tie Pedro Martinez's record of 9 straight victories which was done in the historic 1999 season. Kelly proclaimed he...
Via RedSoxLife
24 days ago  |  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...
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Erasmo Ramirez and Identifying Ideal Strike-Stealing Pitches

Talking to Erasmo Ramirez is refreshing. He always has a smile on his face. Life is fun for him — especially now. He’s having the best season of his career in Tampa Bay. It turns out that changing the use of his slider has been a big part of that success. And certain aspects of his slider may provide a roadmap for other pitchers that should make the same move. His best pitch...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Noah Syndergaard vs Ubaldo Jimenez (8/19/15)

Related Posts: Game Chatter: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Jacob deGrom (5/6/15) Gut Reaction: Mets 5 Orioles 1 (5/6/15) Game Chatter: Noah Syndergaard vs Clayton Kershaw (7/3/15) Game Chatter: Noah Syndergaard vs. Ian Kennedy (6/2/15) Game Chatter: Sean O’Sullivan vs. Noah Syndergaard…
Via Mets360.com
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 19

It's a pretty lean slate on this baseball Wednesday, but we've still done all the requisite work to find you the very best matchups. Check 'em out: Nathan Karns (TBR) vs. Dallas Keuchel (HOU) 8:10 p.m. ET Karns emergence has been key for a Rays rotation that comes into today second in the AL in starter ERA at 3.59—behind Oakland at 3.21. Perhaps most amazingly, that's been...
Via The Sports Post
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores for Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *...
Via Fangraphs
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The roller coaster ride continues for Ubaldo Jimenez

When Ubaldo Jimenez has been good this year for the Baltimore Orioles, he’s been very good. When the 31-year-old right-hander has been bad…well, look out. With last night’s victory in the books, Jimenez ran his record on the year to 9-7 and lowered his ERA to 3.79. In his nine victories, Jimenez has thrown 60.2 innings and allowed just 13 earned runs, good for a 1.93 ERA. On...
Via Baseball Essential
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez, Manny Machado drive Orioles past Angels, 5-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ubaldo Jimenez yielded two hits over eight innings, and Manny Machado had four hits and scored two runs in the Baltimore Orioles' 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Machado and Caleb Joseph homered, and Jonathan Schoop drove in two runs in the Orioles' third win in five games. Kole Calhoun broke up Jimenez's no-hit bid with a two-out...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Orioles vs. Wild Card

After a wild walk-off victory on Wednesday sealed a series win against the Indians the Halos will take the field Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles in a potential playoff preview. Both teams find themselves in similar situations in this weekends’ three game set in a variety of ways. Game one of the series will showcase two young pitchers with top of the rotation potential...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Norris makes Tigers debut Sunday

Ubaldo Jimenez struggled against the Detroit Tigers in his first start after the All-Star break but a return to Camden Yards -- where he's often performed well -- helped quickly put an end to his second-half funk. He'll get to face the Tigers again Sunday (12:30 pregame, 1:35 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit) this time in Baltimore, and there's a chance he could avoid facing J.D...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Norris makes Tigers debut Sunday

Ubaldo Jimenez struggled against the Detroit Tigers in his first start after the All-Star break but a return to Camden Yards -- where he's often performed well -- helped quickly put an end to his second-half funk. He'll get to face the Tigers again Sunday (12:30 pregame, 1:35 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit) this time in Baltimore, and there's a chance he could avoid facing J.D...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers-Orioles Preview

Ubaldo Jimenez struggled against the Detroit Tigers in his first start after the All-Star break but a return to Camden Yards - where he's often performed well - helped quickly put an end to his second-half funk. He'll get to face the Tigers again Sunday this time in Baltimore, and there's a chance he could avoid facing J.D. Martinez in the Orioles' attempt at an eighth win in nine...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez hit hard early, Orioles lose to Yankees 9-3

NEW YORK (AP) Adam Jones was over another tough loss in New York about a quickly as Chase Headley's first-inning drive soared past the All-Star center fielder. Jones had no chance at catching Headley's three-run double off Ubaldo Jimenez, and the Orioles never recovered n a 9-3 loss to the Yankees on Thursday. New York swept the three-game series, dropping seven out of first in...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Midseason Power Rankings: Where do the Orioles Stand?

The MLB all-star game has come and gone.  With the players back on the field, it’s time for business.  With the end of the all-star break, we at TopSportsReport decided it’d be a good time to evaluate where every team stands.  For that reason, we have released our mid-season power rankings.  As part of the article, there are also bold predictions for each team moving forward...
Via TopSportsReport
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles look to turn things around against White Sox

The Baltimore Orioles are coming off of a very disappointing home series which saw them lose of three of four games to the Texas Rangers. For the Orioles, who hadn’t lost a series since they dropped three of four to the Astros to start the month of June, the series loss to Texas was a major kill to the momentum which the team had built up. Looking to return to winning ways, the...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies can change the future by being active at trade deadline

  For years the Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone, with the Colorado Rockies being irrelevant. With the exception of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade on July 30th, 2011, the Rockies have done next to nothing around the deadline. Similarly to the offseason, the Rockies seem to ignore this important date on the calendar. For a draft-and-develop organization, that is a...
Via BSN Denver
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez Proving His Worth

Heading into this season, not unlike most seasons over the past few years, not much was expected out of the Baltimore Orioles from the statistics-based community at FanGraphs. Despite winning at least 85 games in each of the past three seasons with two playoff berths and the division title in 2014, just seven of the […]
Via Fangraphs
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles record franchise win No. 5,000, Showalter weighs in

The Baltimore Orioles recorded win number 5,000 (since moving to Baltimore in 1954) with a win in the first game of their double-header on Sunday:Ubaldo Jimenez tossed eight shutout innings in their 4-0 victory. After the game, things got a little real in the postgame press conference with Buck Showalter:Since it took 61 years to accomplish this milestone, he may be right.Photo credit...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez throws eight shutout innings in Orioles win

Ubaldo Jimenez threw eight scoreless innings in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles won the game 4-0 after Jimenez allowed just four hits and struck out seven. The quality start moves Jimenez to 7-3 on the season with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. He owns a 89/27 K/BB ratio on the season and has another favorable match-up against the Chicago White Sox for Friday...
Via Tireball.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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