| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:12 AM
When discussing the teams competing for the second AL wild-card spot, you can say they all deserve each other right now.
Of the Rays, Orioles, Yankees and Indians, none of them have been able to pull away from the pack. All four teams are within 3 ½...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:25 PM
A major league pitcher sat on one end of a couch at a downtown hotel earlier this month, turning toward an inconspicuous 20-year-old on the other side.
“I have a question,” said C.J. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels left-hander. “How...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:18 PM
Angels, Rangers in ALCS
Los Angeles Times
The top four teams in the American League are, in no particular order, the Yankees, Tigers, Rangers and Angels, and I would be stunned if all four, under the new five-team playoff format, didn't...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:00 AM
So the Orioles lost three straight to the Yankees and suddenly the 3-0 start against the Minnesota Twins doesn’t mean much.
For fans who have had this record on constant spin for 14 seasons, there is no discernible difference from this start...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:55 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Buck Showalter often mixes gut feelings with statistical data to make his managerial calls on a case-by-case basis.
On Thursday, Showalter chose his instincts over statistical wisdom, selecting 31-year-old left-hander Joe Saunders...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:36 AM
For the second consecutive year, the Orioles have three players that are finalists for the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, which are given to the best defensive players at each position in each league.
This year, catcher Matt Wieters is up for his...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Steve Pearce has a wish for his old Orioles teammates.
"Hopefully, they can win the [American League] wild card," said Pearce, whom the Orioles waived in July and is now with the New York Yankees. "I really tried not to look back and think about that....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:44 PM
One of the big discussions in the press box before Friday’s game was whether Jason Hammel will be an All-Star.
Not whether he is worthy – he has been the Orioles’ best starter this season – but whether he’ll be named to...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Brian Matusz had already allowed 11 hits through five innings of work Tuesday night, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter wanted to see if he could scrape one more inning out of his left-handed starter.
Showalter believed Matusz earned the right to go out...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:56 PM
Angels hitting their stride
The Angels got off to a terrible start, but when you go out in the offseason and sign one of the game's all-time best hitters and add a high-quality starter to a team that's already got a very...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:02 AM
Despite a struggling offense, holes within their starting rotation and losing 13 out of their past 19 games, the Orioles went into this week’s all-star break still clinging to the second wild-card spot.
If the season ended today, the Orioles...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:21 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Miguel Gonzalez takes long road to O's pennant chase