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  • 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’...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chris Davis' milestone 100th homer was yet another against a lefty

    Chris Davis' milestone 100th homer was yet another against a lefty
    Chris Davis slugged his way to another milestone Sunday, pulling his 100th career home run into the right field seats, but lost in the shuffle was another trend that shows how well the Orioles first baseman has been hitting this year. The home run,...
  • Orioles had held Boston scoreless for 18 innings before Red Sox rallied

    Orioles had held Boston scoreless for 18 innings before Red Sox rallied
    Through the first two games of this four-game series with Boston, the Orioles pitching staff kept a potent Red Sox lineup in check. Boston tallied 12 hits in 74 at-bats in the two Orioles wins for a paltry .181 average and four runs. Despite the...
  • Dad-to-be Gonzalez pitches Orioles to a series victory over Boston on Father's Day

    Dad-to-be Gonzalez pitches Orioles to a series victory over Boston on Father's Day
    One quality that has made Miguel Gonzalez such a valuable pitcher to the Orioles has been his ability to block out distractions. When on the mound, the Orioles right-hander is rarely rattled, and that’s why he’s pitched so well in his brief...
  • Orioles pregame notes on Reimold, Chen, Wada, Lester

    Orioles pregame notes on Reimold, Chen, Wada, Lester
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter provided the following updates during his pre-game session: Nolan Reimold (hamstring) has progressed to the point that he should be able to go on a minor league rehab assignment when the Orioles head on the road June 17....
  • Pedro Strop bothered by boos, says fans care about results, not players

    Pedro Strop bothered by boos, says fans care about results, not players
    While most players don't acknowledge being affected when they're the target of fan angst, Orioles reliever Pedro Strop admitted Thursday that he was bothered by the loud chorus of boos he received as he walked off the mound during Wednesday's 9-5 loss...