| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis was back in the Orioles' clubhouse Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery on his left thumb on Tuesday morning.
Markakis was surprisingly upbeat talking to reporters, still optimistic that he could...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:10 PM
L.J. Hoes was at home in Mitchellville watching a Tom Selleck baseball flick Tuesday around noon when his phone rang.
A week after his Triple-A season ended, Hoes received notice to come to Baltimore — and be there in two hours or so.
"I got the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Before former club president Andy MacPhail discusses how he personally feels about the Orioles' playoff run this season, a year after he stepped down from his post, he rattles off a checklist.
"First and foremost," he said, "there are just a lot of...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Assuming all goes well in Sarasota in the next two days, designated hitter Jim Thome and left-handed reliever Troy Patton will be back with the Orioles for Friday’s series opener in Boston.
They are expected to fly into Boston on Thursday and re-...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:05 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Orioles and Rangers announced their rosters for tonight’s one-game American League wild-card playoff at Rangers Ballpark.
Not a lot of surprises. Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have 10 relievers to pick from tonight...
| 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 27, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Normally, they would be wearing their blue-and-gray school uniforms. But on Thursday, most of the students at St. Philip Neri School in Linthicum dressed in orange and black as they welcomed three Orioles players who congratulated the school for capturing...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:30 AM
[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
Gonzalez and Orioles beat Red Sox, 4-2
Schmuck: Will Red...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Left-handed reliever Troy Patton’s five-week recovery from a sprained right ankle took much longer than he expected, but he was finally reactivated from the disabled list before Friday’s game.
Patton, who sprained his ankle while walking...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:36 PM
On the first anniversary of the Orioles' memorable Game 162 walk-off win over the Boston Red Sox, it was evident how much these teams have gone in opposite directions.
In some ways, that night a year ago marked a rebirth of baseball in Baltimore as the...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The Orioles had every right to strut out of Fenway Park on Friday night after the bullpen pitched eight scoreless innings in a 6-4 extra-inning victory over the banged-up Boston Red Sox, but there's a cloud inside that silver lining.
Trust me, I...
| May 4, 2012
| 10:01 PM
BOSTON – The clock crept on midnight at Fenway Park – and most of the announced sellout crowd of 37,223 – was likely dozing off.
But it was the Orioles bullpen that put the Red Sox bats to sleep Friday night, throwing eight shutout...