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  • Maybe everyone was just too optimistic about the Orioles

    Maybe everyone was just too optimistic about the Orioles
    Maybe everybody just expected too much after the Orioles went on that free-agent spending spree in spring training and opened the season with such promise. The Las Vegas sports books picked the Orioles as barely a .500 team before the season, and a...
  • After successful surgery, Matt Wieters to begin rehab 'right away'

    After successful surgery, Matt Wieters to begin rehab 'right away'
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Catcher Matt Wieters underwent successful Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery, performed by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, on Tuesday afternoon. Wieters will miss the rest of this season,...
  • Tommy Hunter, Darren O'Day debate who's better at catching HRs in bullpen

    Tommy Hunter, Darren O'Day debate who's better at catching HRs in bullpen
    Orioles right-handed relievers Darren O'Day and Tommy Hunter have been good friends for years. They even have vacationed together in the offseason. But there is a friendly rivalry brewing between the two, caused by bullpen-homer-gate. In the fifth...
  • Orioles' Matt Wieters to undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow Tuesday

    Orioles' Matt Wieters to undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow Tuesday
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In recent days, the Orioles feared that the possibility of losing catcher Matt Wieters for the season was becoming closer to reality. Still, the club clung to any shred of optimism that the two-time All-Star and two-time American...
  • Orioles handed third consecutive loss after Astros collect 3-1 win

    Orioles handed third consecutive loss after Astros collect 3-1 win
    HOUSTON — Believe it or not, this might not be the best time to play the Houston Astros. Yes, they still have the worst record in the American League, but bad teams with surging confidence are still dangerous, especially when an opponent leaves...
  • Thoughts and observations from Orioles' loss to Astros on Thursday

    Thoughts and observations from Orioles' loss to Astros on Thursday
    HOUSTON -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn't searching for excuses after the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday night. He made it clear that the replay challenge he lost on a close play at the plate wasn't the reason his team lost....
  • Delmarva closer Jimmy Yacabonis yet to allow a run in 20 innings

    Delmarva closer Jimmy Yacabonis yet to allow a run in 20 innings
    It's one of the more impressive streaks in all of baseball, and yet I'm terrified to write about it for fear of retribution from the baseball gods. But this has gone on for too long to continue ignoring it. Low-A Delmarva reliever Jimmy Yacobonis has...
  • After losing no-hit bid in sixth, Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez loses to Astros, 2-1

    After losing no-hit bid in sixth, Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez loses to Astros, 2-1
    HOUSTON — Buck Showalter rarely admits to having any frustration inside his clubhouse, but after the Orioles' offense went absent for a second straight night a 2-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Friday night, Showalter couldn’t deny that his...
  • Orioles don't expect a resolution on Manny Machado's suspension this weekend

    Orioles don't expect a resolution on Manny Machado's suspension this weekend
    Whatever roster moves the Orioles make this week or next will be independent of what happens with third baseman Manny Machado, since it looks like his situation won’t be resolved soon. Machado is appealing the five-game suspension handed down by...
  • Orioles thoughts: No runs and no wins for Ubaldo Jimenez, plus Manny Machado and Friday's replay

    Orioles thoughts: No runs and no wins for Ubaldo Jimenez, plus Manny Machado and Friday's replay
    It happens seemingly every year on almost every team: One starting pitcher never gets any run support. For the Orioles this year, Ubaldo Jimenez is that guy. In 11 of his 14 starts, the Orioles have scored three or fewer runs. In six of those, they...
  • Fatherhood a game-changer for 3 of area's biggest stars

    Fatherhood a game-changer for 3 of area's biggest stars
    Ravens receiver Torrey Smith still has trouble getting his arms around the moment when his new son was placed in them two months ago. "Words really can't describe it," he said. "It's really a miracle. I've heard people say it, but I never really...
  • It's time for Orioles hitters to be accountable

    It's time for Orioles hitters to be accountable
    It might be good baseball etiquette to give a tip of the cap to the pitcher who tied your lineup in knots, as manager Buck Showalter has done after his club's last two losses, but no one seriously believes that Astros starters Brad Peacock and Brett...