Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox Pitching Matchups: 4/18-4/21

Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Friday, April 18 @ 7:10 PM Chris Tillman, RHP (1-1, 0.84) vs John Lackey, RHP (2-1, 3.86) TV: NESN+, MLB Network, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Saturday, April 19 @ 1:35 PM Bud Norris, RHP (0-1, 3.75) vs Felix Doubront, LHP (1-2, 6.75) TV: NESN, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Sunday, April...
Via Sox and Dawgs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

What a difference a year makes

This offseason Ubaldo Jimenez was one of the most sought after free agent pitchers. He had a superb year after a couple of bumpy seasons upon leaving the Rockies for Cleveland. In three starts so far this season he has been something beyond awful in Baltimore. Ricky Nolasco defined upper middle class pitching for the last six seasons, but his first two starts this season were terrible...
Via Brush Back Pitch
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Not time to hit the panic button on De La Rosa

It is not that pitching has always been the Colorado Rockies Achilles’ heel. As an organization the Rockies have just simply always had to work differently with pitchers than other franchises. Pitching at altitude has mentally derailed many young Rockies prospects. Young, promising, pitchers have often been know to wilt under the unique circumstances of pitching at Coors Field...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Briefly Considered: Ubaldo Jimenez at Different Velocities

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez produced his third consecutive poor start for the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, recording just three strikeouts against 27 opposing batters while posting a single-game xFIP of 5.23 (box). It was also the third consecutive start for his new club in which Jimenez produced an average fastball velocity below his 2013 average of […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Ball Girl Makes An Unfortunate Great Play

Ballgirls don’t need much skill to be successful at their jobs in the major leagues. They have to field ground balls and make sure they give the ball to the youngest fans that they see. Additionally, ball girls must be alert to what is actually happening on the field. Unfortunately for one Orioles’ ball girl, she found herself rather embarrassed after completely ignoring an umpire’s...
Via The MLB Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle, bats power Blue Jays past Orioles

Long bombs bursting in air. Slumps turned inside out. Breathtaking defensive plays in the field. “We won it with force,” boasted Brett Lawrie, who did indeed have much to swagger about for the part he played in an 11-3 trouncing of the Orioles. And look here, an absurdly miniscule 0.86 ERA for Mark Buehrle, the slop-ball pitcher who’s now 3-0 just barely two weeks into the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Series Loss to Baltimore

The Yankees first home stand got underway Monday, with a disappointing three-game series against division rival Baltimore. The Bronx Bombers kicked off the home opener in fashion, celebrating Derek Jeter’s final season. Unfortunately, it was all down hill from there. Here’s our series review: Results: Yankees lose series 2-1 Runs scored: 13 Runs allowed: 21...
Via YanksinExile.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles (4-5) – Yankees (4-5) Series Review

Photo: www.stamfordadvocate.com Ubaldo Jimenez opened the series for the Orioles on Monday, making his second start for the team since signing a 4 year, $50 million contract in February in Derek Jeter’s final home opener at Yankee Stadium. After a rough start against Boston, Ubaldo Jimenez continued his early season struggles against New York as Baltimore lost 4-2. Jimenez allowed...
Via DC Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles striking out so far with Ubaldo Jimenez

Photo: www.ewallstreeter.com You can place this in the “way too early to tell” category, but the early returns for the Orioles 4 year, $50 million investment in Ubaldo Jimenez have been poor to say the least.  After Monday’s loss to the New York Yankees, Jimenez has dropped to 0-2 on this young season, with some eye opening stats to go along with his record.  Against New...
Via DC Sports-Kings
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York - Baltimore Series Preview

The first series of the season didn’t go too well. The second series went much better. How will the third series go? Here’s our preview for the upcoming square off with the Baltimore Orioles, which gets underway this afternoon . . . The teams: Baltimore Orioles (2-4, T-4th in AL East) @ New York Yankees (3-3, 2nd in AL East) The games: Monday, 4/7 –...
Via YanksinExile.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Home Opener (4/7/14)

After a long cold winter, baseball is finally back in the Bronx. Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 3.00 ERA) gets the home opener honors against Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1, 6.00 ERA.) Kuroda gets the ball for the home opener after being one of the team’s most reliable starters in 2013. He got the season off to a good start on April 2, holding the Astros to two runs over six innings, but couldn’t...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli, Lackey help Red Sox to first victory

  Mike Napoli and the Red Sox continued their success against Ubaldo Jimenez at Camden Yards in game 2 of the season, ruining his first home start in an Orioles uniform and collecting their first victory of the young season. Mike Napoli and David Ortiz provided the offense, both contributing 2-run homers and Napoli later added a 2-run single.    John Lackey was cruising along...
Via CLNS Radio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sox Offense Brings Them the First Win of 2014

The Red Sox spent yesterday hanging out at The White House, but today it was back to work against the Orioles.  It was John Lackey vs. new acquired O’s pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez.  Lackey had himself a strong start and unlike Lester, he got some run support form the Sox bats.  The Sox were able to officially get their first win of the 2014 season. The Sox cracked the scoreboard...
Via Fenway West
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Live: Boston Looks To Spoil Ubaldo Jimenez’s Debut With O’s

8 a.m. ET: The Boston Red Sox didn’t kick off the 2014 season how they would have liked to, falling 2-1 to the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day. But on Wednesday, the Red Sox will look to secure their first win of the season in the second game of a three-game set with their American League East rivals. After a fun day off visiting the White House on Tuesday, Boston will return...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 1, 2012

Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez starts a bench-clearing brawl when he plunks former teammate Troy Tulowitzki in the elbow in the 1st inning of a Cactus League game. The Rockies are convinced the gesture is intentional, as there is some bad blood ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orbiting Cleveland: Discussing the Masterson case

t's now been over a week since news broke that the negotiations between the Cleveland Indians and Justin Masterson fell through. It's been a polarizing topic for Indians' fans since then as many seem to believe a deal should have gotten done. The IBI's Jim Pete, Michael Hattery and Steve Orbanek also have some thoughts on the topic, and they share them this week...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Knowing the competition: Cleveland Indians

Nick Swisher has 9 consecutive 20+ homer seasons heading into 2014. (Photo courtesy of buckeyeplanet.com) Threat Level: 7 The Indians were an overachieving bunch last year and a big reason why was how well Ubaldo Jimenez pitched. However, Jimenez did not resign with the Tribe and now they have a pitching staff comprised of pitchers all under 30. They could all gel and pitch well...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado not ruling out Opening Day

The Baltimore Orioles are hoping that their star second-year infielder Manny Machado will be able to play on Opening Day, and Machado hasn’t ruled that possibility out yet. He has been struggling in his recovery from injury recently, but certainly is still hoping to make a full recovery prior to the seasons beginning. It will be interesting to see where he’s at in a week from...
Via Sports-Glory
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Four Horsemen of the Baltimore Orioles

It isn’t at all difficult to discern what the Baltimore Orioles need in order to become successful in 2014. They need a healthy Manny Machado, the offense to continue to come through like it has in the last couple of years, and for their pitching to jump from one of the more inconsistent units in the league to a staff at is middle-of-the-road, at the very least. When it’s all...
Via The Outside Corner
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The two biggest weaknesses of the Baltimore Orioles

There’s not too much to say about the Baltimore Orioles – their offseason activity was non-existent until late in the winter, when they made two of the best signings of any team by inking both Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez to below market deals. But adding that pair of players to a young core that includes Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Chris Davis, and a currently injured...
Via The Outside Corner
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain washes out Twins-Orioles game

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Baltimore Orioles had two games scheduled for Monday -- and didn't play a single inning. Hours after rain canceled Baltimore's 1 o'clock game against Philadelphia in Clearwater, the 7 p.m. game between the Twins and Orioles was washed out. The second game was called off not long after Orioles manager Buck Showalter selected Chris Tillman to be his...
Via Fox Sports North
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez makes O's debut vs Phils

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched two perfect innings in his debut with the Baltimore Orioles in their 15-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Jimenez, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Orioles on Feb. 19, struck out three. "I feel good, but I know I'm not 100 percent like most of the pitchers are right now. They're probably...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Preview: Baltimore Orioles

While the Baltimore Orioles spent most of the offseason watching other teams make a splash in free agency they stayed away from the fray until recently. It wasn’t until the second half of February that the Orioles signed free agent starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $50 million contract. While Jimenez was one of the best pitchers in the American League the second half...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana market – who’s left?

Ervin Santana is relatively close to being the same pitcher as Ubaldo Jimenez. To Santana’s frustration, then, Jimenez landed a four year, $50 million payday from the Baltimore Orioles, yet Santana might have to wait until the middle of the season to sign somewhere. With Santana’s reported refusal to drop his asking price despite the fact it is March, it is looking more and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking ahead at how the future sets up for the Indians

The start of the 2014 season is still about a month away. While the focus is on this coming season and ultimately whether it will be a successful season or not for the Indians, there is always an eye looking toward the future of the franchise. This offseason, the Indians had to fill holes on the roster left by the departures of Ubaldo Jimenez, Scott Kazmir, Joe Smith and Chris Perez...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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