Home Runs lead Nationals to Comeback Win

100px-Washington_Nationals_logo_svgWell the Washington Nationals offense has finally caught up to them on their first west coast road trip of the year. With a pair of solo home runs in the top of the ninth from Danny Espinosa and Kevin Frandsen along with earlier bombs from Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore the Nationals were able to pull off a six to five comeback win against the Arizona Diamondbacks to give them their first win on their west coast road trip. Read more about Home Runs lead Nationals to Comeback Win

Orioles Fall to the Tigers 4-1

The Baltimore Orioles fell to the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Monday night, as starter Bud Norris pitches his longest outing as an Oriole (7 2/3 innings). Norris started off the game pitching extremely well. The 6’0” right-hander struck out four out of the first nine batters he faced in the game.

Norris, however, quickly ran into trouble in the fourth inning. The Orioles starter gave up a leadoff walk to Ian Kinsler, a single to Miguel Cabrera, a double to Victor Martinez, and finally a sacrifice fly to Austin Jackson in the inning.
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Why The O’s Are Winning, Part 3

Part 3, Good Acquisitions

The chatter during the offseason this year was rather scathing.  It was easy to lose track of message boards, comment sections, and twitter feeds bellyaching that Dan Duquette was letting too many opportunities fall by the wayside.  But when you look at the very end of the “hot stove” season, you find some great transactions.  Examples: Read more about Why The O’s Are Winning, Part 3

Nationals vs Diamondbacks 5/12 Lineup and Preview

100px-Washington_Nationals_logo_svg It is time for the Washington Nationals to turn over a new leaf. The Nationals are coming off of getting swept on the road to the Oakland Athletics and being outscored in that series 21 to 4. They in fact have lost six of their last eight ball games and currently have three starting position players on the disable list and are halfway through their first big west coast series as they have three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks remaining before heading back home.
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Orioles recall Preston Guilmet

The Baltimore Orioles have announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet from triple-A Norfolk. Guilmet is the corresponding move since they Orioles have optioned T.J. McFarland after last nights loss to the Houston Astros.

Guilmet has four saves for the Tides but carries a big 5.65 era.  Guilmet was acquired earlier this season from the Cleveland Indians.

Here is the Orioles press release.

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Ravens sign 17 undrafted free agents

The Baltimore Ravens have had a history of signing good undrafted free agents.  Right after the draft the Ravens got on the phone and started calling guys that did not get drafted.  Last season Marlon Brown made a huge splash for the Ravens and became one of the Ravens biggest play makers and lead the team in touchdown receptions.  Other notable undrafted free agents that have made the Ravens roster have included the likes of Bart Scott, Jameel McClain, Josh Bynes, and LaQuan Williams.

Here is the Ravens press release with the 17 undrafted free agents.

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Orioles lineup game one versus the Tigers

Photo: Greg Mac
Photo: Greg Mac

The Baltimore Orioles are starting a three game series with the Detroit Tigers tonight. The weather looks like it could rain but this game will probably get played. The Orioles lost for the first time in three games against the Houston Astros last night and look to get back on the winning track. The Tigers will not be easy for the Orioles.

The Orioles have Bud Norris on the mound tonight and he has pitched very well for the Orioles this season, with a two and two record and 3.82 era.

Here is the lineup card from Baltimore Orioles tweet.

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