| May 12, 2014
| 9:38 PM
In the eighth inning, Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer off Orioles right-hander Bud Norris.
Kinsler admired his shot for a moment – it got out in a hurry – and ran around the bases. It wasn’t the fastest...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Ian Kinsler broke up a tight 2-1 game in the eighth inning with a two-run homer to left field. Kinsler took his time admiring the homer and then rounded the bases in 24 seconds, not a stroll but not a sprint either.
We’ll never know for sure,...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Orioles bench coach John Russell stands on the top dugout step, elbows resting on the padded railing in front of him. The tanned, rugged face of an eternal boy of summer is expressionless. His calculating eyes are masked by a pair of reflector sunglasses....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The annual Silver Slugger Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. tonight on MLB Network, and the Orioles should be well represented.
The awards are decided by a vote of major league managers and coaches, and lean heavily toward run-production numbers....
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For Tuesday’s paper, I wrote a piece about the upcoming amateur draft and the fact there is an unusual abundance of high school catchers available this year.
And I wrote about whether the Orioles would consider grabbing one in the first round even...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Just met with Orioles manager Buck Showalter prior to tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota.
Here are some highlights:
Brian Roberts is back in the Orioles lineup Thursday after fouling a ball off his ankle in the sixth...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz, competing for the fifth starter’s spot, took a step backward Sunday, allowing five runs in four innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Matusz was staked an 8-0 lead in the first inning, but allowed two runs in...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The Orioles play in Bradenton again this afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates – that’s the 723rd game between the two teams this spring (I’m only slightly exaggerating).
Here’s the Orioles' lineup: Alexi Casilla 6, Lew Ford...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Right-hander Jake Arrieta turned in the longest big league outing this spring for an Orioles starter, fluctuating between unhittable and utterly shaky Thursday evening.
In the Orioles' 11-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Arrieta allowed two homers in...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:17 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. – Tommy Hunter had a solid outing the last time he took the mound Wednesday, but he was disappointed with his lack of command.
That wasn’t a problem on Monday night, when Hunter absolutely breezed through six scoreless innings...
| Jun 19, 2011
Forget Paul Maholm's 3-7 record. He has compiled a 3.12 earned-run average over 89 innings, holding opponents to 70 hits.
With limited options expected to become available on the trade market next month, Maholm is having the kind of season that could...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:22 PM
There were options had the Orioles wanted to skip Jeremy Guthrie's start or, at the very least, push it back a couple of days to make sure the right-hander had recovered from a back strain.
But Guthrie wanted the ball, and Orioles manager Buck...