Tag Archive: Zach Britton

Aug 06

A Mets and Yankees game plus the Orioles's stay in first place

I remarked to my boys that this was my third Mets Stadium. Of course, I’m an Orioles fan for life but took a trip when small to Old Polo Grounds to see the Mets play in 1963 or so. All I recall was Pirates outfielder Donn Clendenon hit a homer that hit a woman in …

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Watch: Orioles win game on challenge

Jul 24

Brother Lo's big hit: beating the Angels this week

No other way to describe the 1979 Orioles season than it was pure magic. Just one win in the last three games and it would have been perfect. So after breezing to the regular season title, the Orioles had to take on the California Angels to make it to the World Series. And that West …

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Jul 21

Cuellar's lost gem and losing two of three vs the A's

Speaking of gems, Mr. Mike Cuellar was one such gem. We (Orioles) stole him from Houston in a trade. And this special pitcher took the mound on Oct. 9, 1973. It was game three of the American League playoffs against the powerful Oakland Athletics. This best of five series was knotted at 1-1. Jim Palmer …

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Jul 17

First-place Orioles at the all-star break

I see there is a photo Manny Machado in the most recent Sports Illustrated. Can’t wait to read the article on our first-place team in the AL East. So it made me curious how did our great teams do in the past at the All-star break”?  Our first World Champion team (1966) was in a …

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Jul 07

That Bucky Dent homer and beating Boston this week

That 1978 Boston Red Sox club was loaded. Jim Rice had an incredible year leading the AL in homers (46), RBI’s (139), hits (213), triples (13) and also at-bats and games. Fred Lynn, Dwight Evans and Carlton Fisk all hit 20 or more homers. And that was the season that needed an extra game to …

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Jul 04

Beating Yu Darwish and now the first-place Birds

It’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 …

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Jun 30

Losing three of four from the Rays? Not good

What happened to our momentum? We are talking about a team that has nearly 50 losses before the All-Star break. That’s the Tampa Bay Rays. The same team that we swept back in May. So there was a doubleheader scheduled on Friday. And we did nothing with Rays pitcher, Alex Colome (suspended for 50 games). …

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Jun 22

Big comeback in 1964; and the almost sweep in New York

Ah, the 1964 baseball season. The last great hurrah from the Yankees. Just maybe Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were on their last legs. New York won the most games in the American League (99) and had a winning record over every AL team except the Orioles. That was year that the great Brooks Robinson …

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Jun 21

Yankees Top Orioles 5-3 in Walk-Off Fashion

The New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 in a tense game Friday night. The Orioles lose despite entering the bottom of the 9th inning with a 3-1 lead over New York, as Orioles closer Zach Britton implodes, giving up 4 runs in the final inning.

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