Orioles make first round of callups

wpid-2014-08-01-17-46-27-1637083122.jpegThe Baltimore Orioles have started making their first round of September callups. Unlike past seasons the Orioles have only recalled veteran players that will add depth to the Orioles. The Orioles have recalled Kevin Gausman, who is starting today and Evan Meek. The Orioles have selected the contract of Joe Saunders and Kelly Johnson has reported to the club.

Meek and Saunders have both struggled this season but they will add depth to the bullpen. Saunders might get a start during the doubleheader with the New York Yankees. I would be very careful if I was the Orioles about starting Saunders, he has been hit around this season. Read more about Orioles make first round of callups

Beating Yu Darwish and now the first-place Birds

wpid-2014-06-13-00-18-48-1116174156.jpegIt’s easy to forget that well-traveled Joe Saunders pitched a big game for Baltimore in 2012. It was the strange one-game playoff game in 2012. Clearly the Orioles were a big underdog in Texas on Friday Oct. 6th. The Japanese sensation Yu Darwish would pitch for Texas. But what the heck, we were back in the playoffs. And the O’s scored first. Nate McClouth reached on an error by Michael Young and JJ Hardy’s hit up the middle gave us a quick 1-0 lead.

And Saunders gave us some good pitching. It was 1-1 in the sixth when Adam Jones’ fly ball brought in the go-ahead score. It was soon 3-1 O’s when the new Nationals outfielder, McClouth delivered a run-scoring hit. Manny Machado and McClouth drove in runs in the two-run ninth. Jim Johnson had a shaky save the O’s had stolen one in Texas. Read more about Beating Yu Darwish and now the first-place Birds