| May 20, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Orioles closer Jim Johnson can be depended on to always be at his locker to answer questions anytime he becomes a focal point of a game following a blown save.
Those times have been rare, until recently, as Johnson has blown three consecutive ninth-...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop had allowed just one earned run in his last 13 appearances for a 0.79 ERA in his last 11 1/3 innings heading into Monday night. That’s a dramatic improvement over his early season struggles when he allowed seven earned...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:36 AM
The Orioles won three of four in Oakland, and most of the correspondence I received from fans Sunday was about how they blew the series finale.
That’s a good sign, I guess. You aren’t content with any loss. Been a long time since that was...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:20 PM
The Orioles were not a perfect team in 2012, though it's easy to get nostalgic about their first truly competitive season of this century. They were plugging holes in the starting rotation throughout the summer. They needed several months to assemble an...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:07 AM
DETROIT – Orioles manager Buck Showater is never one to overanalyze his players, so it was interesting to hear him say that right-hander Jake Arrieta was “lucky” that the Orioles’ 5-1 loss to Detroit was being played in Comerica...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop has heard the boos from the Camden Yards crowd this year as he’s struggled to find the form that made him one of the best setup men in baseball for most of last season.
But as Strop walked off the mound Wednesday...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Forget the goofy way he wears his cap — Pedro Strop has bigger issues to deal with right now.
But before Orioles fans jump all over him and the Twitterverse smacks him around like a pinata for days, know this: he's probably not going anywhere....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Orioles are stuck with a struggling Pedro Strop for now.
He is too much of a mess right now to be trusted in high-leverage relief situations. But he is also too talented, he throws too hard for them to slip him by 29 other teams if they tried to...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:48 PM
NEW YORK — Adam Jones called it a routine play. The Orioles center fielder wouldn’t blame it on the cold or the wind or the rain. Regardless of the conditions, he said it was a play he’s made before countless times.
| Sep 8, 2012
| 10:44 AM
[Editor's note: 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
Orioles can't come back on Yankees, lose 8-...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:14 PM
SEATTLE — Orioles set-up man Pedro Strop, who was supremely effective for most of this season, has struggled with his command for a few weeks, leading to speculation that he's getting worn down by the grind and spotlight of a major league season....
| Sep 22, 2012
| 3:57 PM
BOSTON — If you're trying to make sense of the Orioles' otherworldly string of 16 straight extra-inning victories, don't even bother.
"You don't question the things you don't understand,'' manager Buck Showalter said moments after the Orioles shook...