Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was picked third overall in ESPN's "franchise player draft," in which 30 ESPN analysts picked which Major League Baseball player they would start their franchise with.
In baseball circles, especially among pitchers, a visit to Los Angeles Angels team doctor and renowned orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum was often seen as a prelude to surgery and a lengthy disabled list stint.
Jason Hammel was rocked for a season-high seven runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings as part of a 17-hit Tampa Bay hit parade Friday, but a furious Orioles late-inning rally fell just short in a 12-10 loss to the Rays in front of an announced 38,061 at Camden Yards.
Now, the burning question is: How does Manny Machado compare with the sport's elite young players — specifically, the reigning rookies of the year Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper?
Orioles left fielder Nate McLouth entered Thursday's game with 11 stolen bases, second most in the American League. McLouth credits Manny Machado's patience at the plate hitting behind him with allowing him to be aggressive on the basepaths.
With the opportunity to end their three-city, 11-game West Coast road trip with a series win in Anaheim, the Orioles overcame an early two-run deficit to beat the Angels 8-4 on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
The Orioles earned a good win in Anaheim on Saturday afternoon. I¿ll admit that given the huge momentum swing that took place in the late innings at Angel Stadium, I thought it would surely end in an Orioles loss.
Right-hander Zach Clark first taste of the major leagues lasted just one appearance, but given the long road it took to get there, the UMBC product wasn¿t surprised by the news that he had been designated for assignment before Saturday¿s afternoon game against the Angels at Angel Stadium.
The Orioles dropped a 4-0 decision to the Angels on Friday night, but the uncertain returns of first baseman Chris Davis (right knee) and right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (thumb blister) were more pressing.
The Orioles' 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night might have come at a greater price. First baseman Chris Davis, hobbled off the field in the fifth inning with what the team initially diagnosed as a right knee injury.
Backed by eight shutout innings from right-hander Chris Tillman in his first career start back home in Orange County, the Orioles beat the Angels 5-1 at Angel Stadium to take the first game of this four-game series.
Chris Tillman's homecoming was a memorable one as he turned in one of his most dominating starts of his big league career, allowing just three hits over eight scoreless innings to lead the Orioles to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of this four-game series.
As a veteran of eight minor league seasons, right-hander Zach Clark has endured plenty of excruciating bus rides during his career. He had never been on a cross-country flight, however, until he flew to Seattle on Tuesday.
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton was hoping to get more than one start to show the organization that he had regained the form that made him one of the club's most promising pitchers a few years ago. He is going to have to do that again at Triple-A.