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  • Getting to know Orioles pitching coach Dave Wallace

    Getting to know Orioles pitching coach Dave Wallace
    Dave Wallace Age: 66 Birthplace: Waterbury, Conn. Resides: Wrentham, Mass. Most recent position: Atlanta Braves' minor league pitching coordinator (2010-2013) Major league pitching coach experience: Los Angeles Dodgers (1995-1997), New York Mets...
  • After years away from the majors, Dave Wallace lends Orioles arms a helping hand

    After years away from the majors, Dave Wallace lends Orioles arms a helping hand
    SARASOTA, Fla. — When the Orioles first contacted Dave Wallace in October about their pitching coach vacancy, the 66-year-old baseball veteran took pause. Wallace already had a nice job as the minor league pitching coordinator for the Atlanta...
  • Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts finishing season strong

    Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts finishing season strong
    While Brian Roberts could be playing his final games in an Orioles uniform this weekend, the veteran second baseman has made it clear that he wants to remain with the team in 2014. And as the season nears a close, Roberts is building a solid case to...
  • O's rally in eighth inning to defeat Red Sox, 6-5

    O's rally in eighth inning to defeat Red Sox, 6-5
    When the Oakland Athletics lost in Seattle early Saturday evening, the night's contest between the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards technically became meaningless shortly after the first pitch. The Orioles were eliminated from postseason...
  • Talking aces, Orioles and growing your own playoff pitchers

    Talking aces, Orioles and growing your own playoff pitchers
    Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason. My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...
  • Jim Johnson sets save record and Orioles grind out 4-2 win over Red Sox

    Jim Johnson sets save record and Orioles grind out 4-2 win over Red Sox
    BOSTON — Orioles closer Jim Johnson often refers to his teammates as a bunch of grinders, a group of blue-collar players who pay little attention to individual accolades and instead focus on doing the unnoticed essentials that lead to winning....
  • Postgame news and notes: Andino goes for CT scan

    Postgame news and notes: Andino goes for CT scan
    The Orioles were an out away from making a clean getaway on Friday night when Red Sox pitcher Mark Melancon drilled O’s second baseman Robert Andino in the side of the head with a pitch. Andino left the game and underwent concussion testing. He also...
  • Down the Stretch (Sept. 21)

    Down the Stretch (Sept. 21)
    [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 Peter...
  • One year after 'Curse of the Andino,' second baseman downplays anniversary

    One year after 'Curse of the Andino,' second baseman downplays anniversary
    A year ago Friday, Robert Andino etched his name into Orioles lore with a ninth-inning sinking liner to left that escaped the glove of Boston’s Carl Crawford, plated Nolan Reimold with the game-winner, extinguished the Red Sox’s playoff...
  • Orioles first baseman Chris Davis named AL Player of the Week

    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis named AL Player of the Week
    -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was named American League Player of the Week on Monday following his history-making start to the season. It is the second consecutive player of the week honor for Davis, who ended the regular season last year...
  • Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week

    Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles. 14-9 -- Baltimore’s record in series-opening games this season. The Orioles lost Monday night’s series opener against the...
  • Orioles fall to Red Sox, 5-0, in series finale

    Orioles fall to Red Sox, 5-0, in series finale
    The Orioles entered this weekend with the opportunity to knock the Boston Red Sox out of first place in the AL East. And even though the Orioles – following a 5-0 shutout loss to Boston on Sunday afternoon – allowed the Red Sox to leave...