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  • Manny happy returns

    Manny happy returns
    When the Orioles promoted Manny Machado last August to play third base, they felt the 20-year-old's impact immediately. His defense solidified one of the club's weaknesses, and the stability he provided at the position was instrumental in the Orioles'...
  • Great expectations rest on Orioles third baseman Manny Machado -- including his own

    Great expectations rest on Orioles third baseman Manny Machado -- including his own
    Another day, another inquiring mind wanting to know what it's like to be baseball's next big thing. Manny Machado is ushered into the large conference room at the Orioles' Ed Smith Stadium training complex, his attention quickly drawn to the portraits on...
  • In making defensive play of the game Wednesday, Manny Machado's mind was on his last mistake

    In making defensive play of the game Wednesday, Manny Machado's mind was on his last mistake
    When rookie third baseman Manny Machado was charging Evan Longoria's slow grounder in the ninth inning of the Orioles' 3-2 win Wednesday, the 20-year-old said that intincts took over. By now you surely know what happened. By Thursday morning, fans in...
  • McLouth, Machado deliver the Orioles a 3-2 walk-off win over Rays

    McLouth, Machado deliver the Orioles a 3-2 walk-off win over Rays
    Orioles rookie Manny Machado has spent his brief time in the big leagues making difficult plays at third base — like the slow roller down the line — appear routine. But the dazzling plays he'd already made in his short time as a big leaguer...
  • Wednesday night's win really was O-mazing

    Wednesday night's win really was O-mazing
    Every time the Oriolesarrive at what I like to call a “critical juncture” in the season, they seem to do something that reinforces the notion that they are on a special mission to change the face of baseball in Baltimore. Maybe Wednesday...
  • Manny Machado's flip gets a little love from ESPN

    Manny Machado's flip gets a little love from ESPN
    In the top of the ninth inning last night, with the Tampa Bay Rays threatening to break a 2-2 tie, rookie Manny Machado made a sparkling play at third base to help closer Jim Johnson get the Orioles out of the jam. Evan Longoria hit a dribbler down the...
  • IronPigs' Brundage mum on Tuesday starter

    IronPigs' Brundage mum on Tuesday starter
    If, as expected, the Phillies summoned David Buchanan from Triple-A to take the injured Cliff Lee's turn in the rotation tonight against Houston, the IronPigs will need sometime to start the 11:35 a.m. series finale against Durham at Coca-Cola Park....
  • Durham, Omaha coming to Coca-Cola Park

     
    The Durham Bulls and the Omaha Storm Chasers are coming to town. Durham won its fourth Governors' Cup championship since 2002 Saturday night, riding a combined two-hitter from Merril Kelly and three relievers for a 7-0 win over host and defending champion...
  • ELARTON FINDS A HOME ...

     
    Catching up with some news after after a long holiday break ... * When the IronPigs season ended, veteran Scott Elarton said he was hoping he'd get the chance to continue his comback in 2013. Minnesota has provided that opportunity. Elarton, who had a...
  • ANOTHER EX-IRONPIG FINDS A JOB. ...

     
    It took a while, but another ex-IronPig has found a job. Kyle Hudson, who hit .253 in 79 games last year after coming over from Tampa Bay in a trade that put popular outfielder Rich Thompson in the major leagues, has signed on with Baltimore, the team...
  • Defense hasn't rested for IronPigs in June

     
    The IronPigs currently own the International League's highest batting average in June, hitting .282. Their ERA of 4.01 for the month is sixth-best in the IL and has reduced their season's mark by nearly half-a-run to 4.4.73. But just as important to...
  • No Thompson, but Cervenak returning this weekend

     
    IronPigs fans missed out on the return of one of their all-time favorites this week when Rich Thompson suffered a season-ending foot injury earlier this month for Durham. But barring anything too bizarre over the next 48 hours, another Coca-Cola Park...