May 03

Watch: Cruz’s triple-deck home run

May 03

The case for Matt Wieters

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By Andy Hefty, Guest Blogger

Glen Saint Mary, FL – For some time, there has been controversy over whether Orioles Catcher Matt Wieters should get what he wants when it’s time to negotiate a new contract. For the Orioles front office, I have five words:

Give him what he wants.

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May 02

A Head to Head Weekend Against the Phillies

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25)The Nationals will take on the Phillies this weekend for the first series against them in 2014. Two exciting factors to pay attention to this weekend:

Pitching match-ups: Tonight we will see both team’s ‘big guys’ on the mound, Stephen Strasburg and Cliff Lee. Neither has had perfect start, but no worries there; both are still throwing the same quality stuff that we are all used to. Stras is currently 2-2 with a 4.24 ERA and Lee is 3-2 with 3.29. Tomorrow we have Tanner Roark  vs. AJ Burnett, both of which completely tore up April in nearly every outing. Then we’ll see Gio Gonzalez up against Cole Hamels on Sunday.
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May 02

Orioles lineup game one versus the Twins

Photo: Greg Mac

Photo: Greg Mac

The Baltimore Orioles start a three game series with the Minnesota Twins tonight.  To prepare the Orioles optioned Evan Meek and recalled Brad Brach the full story can be found here.

Nick Markakis hit his first two home runs last night, one in each game of the double-header, he is leading off.  Steve Pearce also played well in both games and is starting at first base again.

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May 02

Norfolk Injury Update

353px-Kevin_Gausman_(cropped)Kevin Gausman, the Norfolk Tides’ ace and Orioles pitching prospect, has been starched tonight’s start due to illness. Gausman was diagnosed with an intercostal muscle strain after experiencing chest pains Thursday.
Gausman was slated to be called up to the Orioles on Friday to help in the bullpen after Thursday’s double header against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Friday was supposed to be Gausman’s day to pitch in the rotation. According to the Norfolk Tides Twitter account, Gausman will be placed on the disabled list, retro 4/30, to make room for infielder Steve Lombardozzi on the roster.

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May 02

Missed the Crow’s big hit/Two game sweep of Pittsburgh

Photo: Greg Mac

Photo: Greg Mac

Of course we have played the Pittsburgh Pirates before. Had a 2-0 lead in the 1971 World Series and lost it in seven. It was a similar tale in 1979 when the Orioles blew a 3 games to 1 lead. Oh that hurt. So here’s a short story in my upcoming book, “Tales from Orioles Nation.”

Kind of funny that I got a full apology nearly 30 years later. It’s the 1979 World Series and I’m alone in my Georgetown DC house. The roommates are gone and of course the wonderful Orioles are on television facing the evil Pirates and we are trailing 6-3 heading to the eighth inning of game four in Pittsburgh. But the O’s are threatening and Pittsburgh is forced to bring in ace reliever Kent Tekulve.

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May 02

Orioles option Meek recall Brach

The Baltimore Orioles have optioned pitcher Evan Meek to triple-A Norfolk and are going to recall pitcher Brad Brach from Norfolk. The Orioles taxed their bullpen yesterday while playing a double-header and need a fresh arm.

Meek started the season off pitching strong but lately he has struggled and his era has rose to 6.94, which is not good. Brach has not pitched that great in Norfolk but he will give the Orioles an extra arm. Brach has a 4.85 era while pitching in 12 games for the Tides.

Here is the Orioles press release on Meek.

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May 02

Watch: Wieters walk off homer

May 02

Watch: Markakis’ second homer

May 01

Stinson outrighted to Norfolk, Patton reinstated

The Baltimore Orioles have outrighted Josh Stinson to Triple-A Norfolk and reinstated Troy Patton.  Stinson has already cleared waivers.

I was not impressed by Stinson and he was used mostly in garbage time.  Stinson had a 7.15 era in seven games for the Orioles.

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