Tag Archive: Matt Wieters

Jun 16

The case for Matt Wieters — revisited

In my first post with Maryland Sports Blog, I had five simple words for the Baltimore front office regarding Matt Wieters: Give him what he wants. I stand by that comment.  Nowhere in Major League Baseball will you find a more complete catcher.  He’s a top-notch hitter.  He fields the ball cleanly.  Would-be base stealers …

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Jun 16

Wieters done for season, needs Tommy John surgery

The Baltimore Orioles will have to go the rest of the season without their starting catcher Matt Wieters.  Wieters saw doctor James Andrews today and had an MRI on his elbow and it has been determined that he will need Tommy John surgery.  Wieters who is known for his strong throwing arm that has won …

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May 11

Clevenger playing well for the Orioles

Finding a good backup catcher is difficult, the Baltimore Orioles have had a lot of trouble with backup catchers the past few seasons.  Enter Steve Clevenger who has brought stability to the Orioles backup catcher position. The Orioles acquired Clevenger last season in the Scott Feldman trade with the Chicago Cubs.

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May 10

Orioles Overview Week: 5 and 6

It seems like the period of “just wait and see” is over for the orioles. The Orioles bats have shown up, and the pitching has been there at times. The Orioles are 8-3 over the last 2 weeks and are on a 4 game winning streak. The Orioles sit atop the AL east at 19-14, …

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May 07

Orioles Grind Out 5-3 Win Over Rays

The Baltimore Orioles took game one of a three game series against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night. Orioles starter Chris Tillman picked up his first quality started since beating the Toronto Blue Jays on April 11th. The team’s Opening Day starter threw 6+ innings, while only giving up five hits and three runs. Nelson …

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May 02

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

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 …

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May 02

Watch: Wieters walk off homer

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Apr 26

Orioles Overview: Week 4

Another frustrating week goes by for the Orioles. The Orioles did get to above .500 for the first time this season other than opening up the season with a win. This week it was the pitching that could not get it done.

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Apr 25

Watch: Wieters solo homer versus the Blue Jays

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Apr 23

Orioles lineup and game notes (Blue Jays game two)

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 …

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