Machado rehabbing with Keys has been missed by Orioles

479px-Manny_Machado_8-10-2012The Frederick Keys have just announced that Manny Machado will be participating in several games this weekend as part of his rehab. Machado will play on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday against both the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Carolina Mud Cats. This is a great opportunity for Machado to receive some play time experience this season before returning to the Baltimore Orioles. Read more about Machado rehabbing with Keys has been missed by Orioles

Machado goes three for four in extended spring training

479px-Manny_Machado_8-10-2012Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will start Friday night for the Frederick Keys.  The game on Friday will be Machado’s first rehab start of the season.  We have been following Machado’s recovery since he went down with his knee injury.

This is a big step for Machado as it seems to be the last and final hurdle that he needs to do before being activated by the Orioles.  Machado’s biggest problem was scare tissue in his knee that made it difficult for him to run.

 

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Orioles lineup and game notes (Blue Jays game two)

Photo From Greg Mac
Photo From Greg Mac

The Baltimore Orioles lost 9 to 3 last night in the first game of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays.  The Orioles bullpen is very worn out even after recalling T.J McFarland.  Matt Wieters is back in the lineup after having two days off, he had a slight sore arm.  J.J. Hardy is also back in the lineup after tweaking his hamstring.  Steve Lombardozzi has been a regular in the lineup, he is off today.

Here is the lineup from Brittany Ghiroli.

 

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Maryland Baseball Falls to WVU

It was a rough night for the Maryland Terrapin’s baseball team in Morgantown, as they fell to West Virginia 14-2. The loss puts Maryland at 24-15 on the year.

It was not the best night for Tayler Stiles. The freshman southpaw from Bowie gave up 7 runs in just 4 innings. This was only the second start for Stiles, but the Terps will need all of their pitchers to throw well if they want to make a run in the ACC Tournament and possibly in the NCAA Tournament.

Offensively, Maryland had seven hits, led by shortstop Blake Schmit, who had two. However, Maryland left eleven men on base. Some credit must be given to West Virginia pitching, but that will hurt any team on any night.

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Wizards in full control of series after game two

wizardsThe Washington Wizards head back to DC with a two game lead over the Chicago Bulls after squeezing out an overtime victory in what can only be described as an ugly game. The easiest thing to do would be to criticize the officiating for their, seemingly biased but mostly just incredibly inconsistent, foul calling. However, I do not believe a team should ever look to the officiating as an excuse for a loss or poor play. No matter how much a Read more about Wizards in full control of series after game two

Redskins Draft Profile: Kyle Van Noy

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Photo via: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=27795280

Kyle Van Noy is a versatile linebacker that Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett could use in a variety of ways, and that’s why Van Noy has been rising on my draft board.

 

Van Noy would be a perfect fit for the Redskins for multiple reasons. First of all, he has the versatility to play inside and outside linebacker. Van Noy could compete for the starting inside linebacker position beside Perry Riley, while also be insurance for the Redskins at outside linebacker should Brian Orakpo walk after 2014
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Orioles lineup vs the Blue Jays game one

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The Baltimore Orioles start a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays.  For the pitching preview go here.  Matt Wieters is out of the Orioles lineup with arm soreness, I do not think it is that serious, Steve Clevenger is starting.  Clevenger has played well for the Orioles in his few appearances.

Here is the lineup from a tweet from the Orioles twitter account.

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And Chris Davis was the winning pitcher (Red Sox series)

558px-Chris_Davis_on_August_10,_2011It was only a few years back. But it’s such a nutty game it’s worth visiting again. It’s a Sunday in early May and the Birds are in Fenway Park. Get this, the starting pitcher is Tommy Hunter. Yes, the same pitcher who closed off the Red Sox in a scary game on Monday.

It’s a game in which JJ Hardy cracks a pair of homers. He will have a 5-hit game. The Orioles take a 5-0 lead in the early innings (just like the last series). And the Red Sox come back at us. Darn game is knotted at 5-5 in the fifth. We will use the likes of Luis Ayala, Darren O’Day, Troy Patton, Petro Strop (Strop it down), Kevin Gregg (good riddens), Matt Lindstrom (White Sox), Jim Johnson (A’s) and finally fireballing  first baseman, Chris Davis. Huh?

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