The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Matt Taylor, who blogs about the Orioles for Roar From 34.
Chris Tillman had a rocky outing Saturday night in his first start of the season, which came hours after he was activated from the 15-day disabled list. The Baltimores Orioles right-hander lasted just 3 2/3 innings and allowed five earned runs.
After struggling throughout the day with runners on base, first baseman Mark Reynolds gave the O's the key they needed, a looping two-out single off Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak in the eighth to propel the Orioles to a 4-3 comeback win.
Lefty Zach Britton issued a career-high six walks and couldn¿t get out of the fifth inning, contributing to the Orioles blowing a three-run lead to the Twins in a 6-4 loss in front of an announced 32,202.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is making a push to become a starter in the All-Star game. According to the most recent tally announced by Major League Baseball, Jones has moved from fifth to fourth among AL outfielders with 1,959,207 votes ¿ that¿s roughly 35,000 behind Toronto¿s Jose Bautista, who has 1,996,940.
Matt Wieters' selection to next week's All-Star Game was sweet, sweet redemption for the young catcher, who was labeled as one of the biggest busts in baseball history by Baseball Prospectus before the start of the season -- just his third in the major leagues.
Somehow, I was able to track FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal down Monday night for a phone interview as he was on his way to an airport somewhere on the West Coast. We talked about a lot of things, from the Orioles' farm system and the Buck Showalter effect to the young pitching staff