The Orioles are now winless this season in games after they have played 17 innings. Call it the Great Boston Marathon Hangover.The Orioles came out pancake-flat Monday, losing to the Texas Rangers, 14-3, in a game in which they gave up 19 hits, got only six, and looked lackluster in every phase.
By the end of Tuesday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had reached the 1,000-win milestone, left-hander Brian Matusz had sidestepped club infamy and designated hitter Nick Johnson had finally exhaled.
The Orioles will all but complete their September roster expansion before Tuesday night's game at Yankee Stadium, bringing back Chris Davis from the 15-day disabled list and calling up four more players from the minor leagues.
We have countless awesome sports photos in the archives here at The Baltimore Sun, and I have decided to share one with you each week in a regular feature called "Throwback Thursday." It¿s All-Star week -- aka the most boring week on the sports calendar -- so I¿m going with an Orioles All-Star memory this week.
He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be long before Derek Jeter is a new lord of New York Yankees lore.
Justin Smoak hit a three-run home run off Jeremy Guthrie in the eighth inning Tuesday to power the Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Orioles. ... Kevin Gregg says he's not worried by his lofty walk totals, but manager Buck Showalter is concerned. ... With several key contributors out of the lineup, the Orioles desperately need the notoriously streaky Luke Scott to get hot at the plate. ... Full payment on Ravens season tickets is due Wednesday, a deadline the franchise feels is necessary to continue operating their business effectively. ... New coach Shawn Nadelen could be the Towson lacrosse program's "Captain America" -- whatever the heck that means.