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Josh Willingham

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  • With newfound confidence, Brian Matusz aims for a starting role

    With newfound confidence, Brian Matusz aims for a starting role
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Brian Matusz's roller-coaster season had landed him in Triple-A Norfolk last August, and he was walking along the city's harbor in the shadows of majestic naval battleships with his father, Mike. Days earlier, the Orioles left-...
  • Orioles travel to Fort Myers to face Twins

    Orioles travel to Fort Myers to face Twins
    The Orioles will head south to Fort Myers today to play the Twins for the second time this spring. The Twins will have a lineup that includes Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau, so they’re playing a number of regulars. As for the...
  • Orioles right-hander Jair Jurrjens struggles with control vs. Twins

    Orioles right-hander Jair Jurrjens struggles with control vs. Twins
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After struggling mightily with his control in an ugly one-inning start Thursday, Orioles right-hander Jair Jurrjens acknowledged that lingering flaws in his mechanics are rooted from nagging problems with his right knee. Jurrjens, who...
  • Hunter has strong start in Orioles' 6-2 win over A's

    Hunter has strong start in Orioles' 6-2 win over A's
    The Orioles' second win at The Coliseum since 2008 featured another solid start from one of the rotation's newest members, a shutdown relief appearance from a much-maligned lefty, and two clutch hits from the bottom of the order. Tommy Hunter survived...
  • Matusz has uneven outing in Orioles' 8-4 loss to A's

    Matusz has uneven outing in Orioles' 8-4 loss to A's
    In the days leading up to Brian Matusz's return to the big leagues, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked several times about what he was looking to see from the 24-year-old left-hander. His answer didn't include mention of the stadium radar gun,...
  • Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's

    Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's
    The final, frantic moment of another discouraging and depressing afternoon of Orioles baseball featured pinch runner Blake Davis sprinting around third base and eyeing the Oakland Athletics' catcher and his former Cal State Fullerton teammate, Kurt...
  • Britton, bullpen struggle as Orioles lose another to Twins, 6-4

    Britton, bullpen struggle as Orioles lose another to Twins, 6-4
    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton came into his first major league start of the season full of confidence, ready to show he could become a stabilizing piece of a starting rotation in disarray. It was a long-awaited start for both Britton and the Orioles...
  • Hunter delivers just what the Orioles needed in 2-1 victory over Twins

    Hunter delivers just what the Orioles needed in 2-1 victory over Twins
    MINNEAPOLIS — Tommy Hunter arrived in Minnesota with a chance for redemption. The Orioles right-hander had been sent to Triple-A Norfolk twice this season, but when the club needed a spot starter, Hunter was dispatched to the Midwest. Hunter knew...
  • Reynolds delivers the clutch hit as Orioles salvage split with Twins

    Reynolds delivers the clutch hit as Orioles salvage split with Twins
    MINNEAPOLIS – Orioles manager Buck Showalter calls the month following the All-Star break the true dog days of summer. It’s the critical time of the baseball season when the game is a matter of survival through injuries and fatigue, the time...
  • Orioles make Opening Day memorable with 4-2 win over Twins

    Orioles make Opening Day memorable with 4-2 win over Twins
    Weeks before the annual ritual of jogging down the orange carpet in front of a sellout crowd — before the loud ovation Nick Markakis received during his pre-game introduction — there was the isolation of those back fields in Sarasota. Doing...
  • Hunter guides Orioles to 8-2 win over Twins

    Hunter guides Orioles to 8-2 win over Twins
    There will be no early proclamations, no wild “Curse of the Andino” celebrations on the field after two impressive wins to kick off the 2012 season. These Orioles have been through this before — plenty of times — a quick start...
  • O's pitchers have new motto: Can you top this? (UPDATE)

    O's pitchers have new motto: Can you top this? (UPDATE)
       Orioles manager Buck Showalter talks a lot about "passing the baton," but he usually is referring to hitters having the patience to take a walk and trust the next guy in the lineup to keep a rally going.     Apparently, it also applies to the starting...