Reliever Matt Lindstrom¿s finger injury ¿ right now it is being called a ligament sprain in his right middle finger -- was something that caught even Buck Showalter a little by surprise, the manager said after Friday¿s game.
The Orioles have placed right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom on the disabled list with a right middle finger injury in order to make 25-man roster space for tonight's starter, left-hander Dana Eveland.
The Orioles hit home runs in their first three at-bats ¿ getting solo shots from Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis in the first inning ¿ part of a five-homer game in a 6-5 win in Game 1 of the doubleheader.
Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold is scheduled to undergo an epidural injection in his sore neck, but it appears very doubtful that he¿ll be ready to come off the disabled list as soon as he becomes eligible Wednesday.
Orioles designated hitter Chris Davis pitched two scoreless innings as the O's beat the Red Sox in 17 innings. Adam Jones' three-run homer in the 17th gave the Orioles a 9-6 edge over Boston and their first series sweep at Fenway Park since 1994.
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.
In Friday's 5-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Orioles starter Jake Arrieta stumbled early and couldn't pitch deep, the second consecutive time he has failed to get through the sixth. But it was plate umpire Jeff Kellogg's tackle of a fan that was the biggest hit of the night.
Over the past three nights, the Orioles bullpen might have had its finest moments of this young season. Without closer Jim Johnson, who spent the last three nights hospitalized with flu-like symptoms and a bacterial infection, the other relievers sparkled in his absence.
On Wednesday night, Jason Hammel shut down a Blue Jays lineup that has scored the fourth-most runs in the American League, dancing mid-90 fastballs through the strike zone and missing Toronto bats all night, leading the Orioles to a 3-0 win at Camden Yards.
Right-hander Jason Hammel tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts, allowing just two earned runs on six hits as the Orioles beat the White Sox, 5-3, Thursday to win their second straight road series. After winning three of four on Chicago¿s South Side, the Orioles head west to Anaheim to complete a three-city, 10-game road trip that began with two wins in three games in Toronto.
The Orioles play in their final Grapefruit League game today against the Rays. After today, the Orioles will play three more exhibition games, including the first two at Ed Smith Stadium against Florida Southern on Monday night and then State College of Florida on Tuesday afternoon.
Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen became the first Orioles starter to throw five innings this spring and was one wind-aided home run ball away from a scoreless effort against the Red Sox¿s split-squad team Saturday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
Orioles pitcher Willie Eyre was back in action after a scare involving his 3-year-old daughter. The right-hander's youngest child is OK after falling into a swimming pool and being taken to a hospital.