Orioles Insider - baltimoresun.com http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/?track=rss Headlines from baltimoresun.com en ©2014, baltimoresun.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:13:00 -0400 Buck Showalter, Tommy Hunter bemoan shrinking strike zone in Orioles' loss By Eduardo A. Encina http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-buck-showalter-tommy-hunter-bemoan-shrinking-strike-zone-in-orioles-loss-20140724,0,755049.story?track=rss LOS ANGELES &ndash; The glare that Buck Showalter shot home plate umpire Hal Gibson III as the Orioles manager exited the visiting dugout during the eighth inning to pull Brian Matusz spoke volumes. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:13:00 EDT How the Orioles fared through 100 games in seasons they made the playoffs By Dean Jones Jr. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-how-the-orioles-fared-through-100-games-in-seasons-they-made-the-playoffs-20140723,0,6188642.story?track=rss A look at the club's record this year compared to previous successful years in history<br/><br/>The Orioles play the Seattle Mariners in their 101st game of the season tonight at Safeco Field. Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is scheduled to pitch against Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, and first pitch is set for 10:10 p.m. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:30:00 EDT Manny Machado misses second straight game because of lower back spasms By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bs-sp-orioles-notebook-0724-20140723,0,7588246.story?track=rss Third baseman still considered day-to-day, but he said it's 'getting better'<br/><br/>ANAHEIM, Calif. &mdash; Manny Machado remained out of the starting lineup Wednesday, a day after he was a last-minute scratch when he experienced lower back spasms during batting practice before the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:09:00 EDT Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez throws bullpen session, does agility drills Wednesday By Eduardo A. Encina http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-ubaldo-jimenez-throws-bullpen-session-does-agility-drills-before-wednesdays-game-20140723,0,7513553.story?track=rss ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez took a step forward in his recovery from a right ankle sprain that has kept him on the disabled list since July 13, retroactive to July 8. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:36:00 EDT Orioles receive Group B draft pick in competitive balance lottery and other notes By Eduardo A. Encina http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-orioles-receive-group-b-draft-pick-in-competitive-balance-lottery-20140723,0,4740731.story?track=rss ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The competitive balance draft pick the Orioles received last season proved to be a valuable asset at the trade deadline. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:56:00 EDT Jonathan Schoop has given Orioles big homers, still looking for consistency at the plate By Eduardo A. Encina http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-jonathan-schoop-has-given-orioles-big-hits-but-is-still-looking-for-consistency-at-the-plate-20140723,0,6533653.story?track=rss ANAHEIM, CALIF. &ndash; Jonathan Schoop&rsquo;s batting average might not be where he&rsquo;d like it, but the Orioles second baseman has had a flair for big hits in critical times. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:29:00 EDT Orioles learn the hard way about blinding light at Angel Stadium of Anaheim By Eduardo A. Encina http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-orioles-learn-about-angel-stadiums-blinding-light-the-hard-way-20140722,0,6855275.story?track=rss ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When the Orioles go on the road, detailed scouting reports tell them intricate details about not only opposing players but also visiting ballparks. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:14:00 EDT Using Nelson Cruz at DH allows Orioles to keep his bat in lineup late in games By Eduardo A. Encina http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-using-nelson-cruz-at-dh-allows-orioles-to-keep-his-bat-in-lineup-late-in-games-20140722,0,7017037.story?track=rss ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nelson Cruz, who has spent the year splitting time in left field with Steve Pearce and David Lough, made his seventh consecutive start at designated hitter Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:00 EDT Manny Machado is 'day-to-day' after being scratched Tuesday with back spasms By Eduardo A. Encina http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-orioles-third-baseman-manny-machado-starched-from-starting-lineup-with-lower-back-tightness-20140722,0,4061833.story?track=rss ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was scratched just before the first pitch of Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels with a sudden case of lower back tightness. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:39:00 EDT Orioles option right-hander Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk By Eduardo A. Encina http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-orioles-option-righthander-preston-guilmet-to-norfolk-20140722,0,7804633.story?track=rss ANAHEIM, Calif. &ndash; The Orioles optioned right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk in order to make roster space for right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who started Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:32:00 EDT