Aug 14

Navy football is back, boys

It seems as though not too long ago, that my best friend and I were freezing at the NCAA Military Bowl game,
imagebetween Pittsburgh Panthers and Naval Academy Midshipmen. Today was a different story as one other friend and I were sweating whilst sitting in the shade at 9am, watching the Navy open practice. Not only was the weather different, but what I saw on the field was different as well.

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Jul 30

Nationals Close on Melancon

Story by Andy Tabor

Photo by John Dawson

Mark Melancon will join the Nationals Sunday.

Mark Melancon will join the Nationals Sunday in San Francisco.

The Washington Nationals have traded for Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Mark Melancon. Going the other way is reliever Felipe Rivero and minor league pitcher Taylor Hearn.

Melancon will join the Washington Sunday in San Francisco as the team finishes their four game series with the San Francisco Giants.

In the past week, incumbent Nationals’ closer Jonathan Papelbon has two losses in addition to a blown save. Papelbon was then yanked after allowing a hit while only retiring one out in the ninth inning against the Giants Thursday night.

What role Papelbon will have with Washington will be determined in the coming days. There is a chance the team looks to trade or cut bait with the player who last season infamously choked left fielder Bryce Harper.

Melancon has spent the past four seasons with the Pirates earning three all-star appearances while keeping his ERA under 2.3 in each season. This season, Melancon sports a 1.51 ERA with 30 saves out of 33 opportunities. The eight year veteran has appeared in six postseason games, all with Pittsburgh, and is 1-0 yet has a 6.45 ERA.

An interesting wrinkle in the deal is that the Pirates will reportedly send cash to the Nats along with Melancon. This could be utilized to re-sign Melancon, who is slated to become a free agent after the 2016 season.

Jul 25

Orioles lineup: 7/25/2016

The Baltimore Orioles start a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies.  The Orioles are coming off a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians.  Nolan Reimold is in the lineup after hitting a pinch-hit two-run walkoff home run last night.

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Jul 25

Orioles lineup: 7/25/2016

The Baltimore Orioles start a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies.  The Orioles are coming off a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians.  Nolan Reimold is in the lineup after hitting a pinch-hit two-run walkoff home run last night.

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Jul 25

Orioles lineup: 7/25/2016

The Baltimore Orioles start a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies.  The Orioles are coming off a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians.  Nolan Reimold is in the lineup after hitting a pinch-hit two-run walkoff home run last night. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Ubaldo Jimenez on the Trade Block

Ubaldo Jimenez Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has been rumored to be on the trade block. The Orioles are currently reportedly in talks with the San Diego Padres to send Jimenez out of town. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Orioles lineup: 7/22/2016

The Baltimore Orioles play the Cleveland Indians tonight in the first game of a three-game series.  The Orioles lost their last series against the New York Yankees but won the final game.   Read the rest of this entry »

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