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Baltimore Orioles: The starting pitching problem

Orioles pitcher Wei-Yen Chen has been the teams best starter thus far   For the Baltimore Orioles starting pitching staff this season, the unreliable play has been about as hit or miss as an actual pitch. While each starter has showed that they are capable of pitching 8 or 9 quality innings, they have also showed they can not even last into the 2nd inning. The Orioles are fortunate...
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tillman goes distance in Orioles' 4-0 win over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Tillman tossed his first career shutout, Nelson Cruz drove in two runs and the Baltimore Orioles grinded out a 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Tillman (4-2) scattered five hits and a walk while striking out three. His dominant outing came one night after Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers combined to beat Kansas City 2-1. Chris Davis...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles pitcher Tillman finally fulfilling promise

In 2013, Chris Tillman finally fulfilled the promise the Baltimore Orioles believed he had. Tillman rewarded the Orioles' patience by winning 16 games and becoming an All-Star. ''He graduated to another level last year,'' manager Buck Showalter said. In one of the best trades in team history, Baltimore acquired Tillman, Adam Jones and George Sherrill from the...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles end nine-game homestand against the Oakland Athletics

The Baltimore Orioles trail the Oakland Athletics by three games for the second American League Wild Card spot. On Friday the two teams begin a three-game series in Baltimore. (Photo credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America) For the Baltimore Orioles it has been “Crush time” virtually all season. Now, it’s crunch time. The Orioles have three series, 10 games left...
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The emergence of Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Tillman

Acquired from the Seattle Mariners in 2008, the Baltimore Orioles are beginning to see a young star in starting pitcher Chris Tillman. (Photo credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America) A lot of times in sports when trades are made they’re usually met with knee-jerk reactions. Observers tend to live in the present and judge the trade based on how it affects the team right now...
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman, Orioles’ Bullpen Silencing Critics As Baltimore Continues to Be Thorn in Red Sox’ Side

So much for those pitching woes. The Orioles, a team whose 2012 success was due in large part to their bullpen’s dominance, have received inconsistent pitching for much of this season. You wouldn’t know it by watching Baltimore’s back-to-back wins over Boston, though. Chris Tillman turned in an excellent outing on Friday. He twirled six shutout innings en route to earning his...
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Tillman put on DL with abdominal strain

The Baltimore Orioles put right-hander Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left abdominal muscle. The move announced Thursday is retroactive to March 22, which allows Tillman to pitch in the Orioles' fifth game of the season on April 6 against Minnesota. Tillman was scratched from his scheduled March 10 start because of abdominal soreness and has pitched...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Chris Tillman

In part nine of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Chris Tillman... the fightin' returning fastball! "'When the Orioles acquired Chris Tillman from the Mariners in the Erik Bedard trade, he was considered a top prospect. Mid 90s fastball, big curve, good numbers in the minors at a young age. Tillman continued that minor league...
Via Camden Crazies
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles' Tillman leaves game with elbow stiffness

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman left Sunday's game against the Yankees after three innings because of stiffness in his right elbow. Tillman's velocity was down and he issued a walk in each of the first two innings, with Chris Dickerson belting a two-run homer in the second. The severity of the injury was not immediately known, but losing Tillman for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman Is A Different Pitcher

Chris Tillman impressed everyone in his first outing of the season on July 4th.  The Baltimore Orioles gave him a start after he pitched to a 3.63 ERA with 92 SO in 89.33 innings at AAA Norfolk this year. Let’s start by talking about what Tillman used to look like…. I had never been overly impressed with the right-hander in the past. His fastball flies exceptionally straight...
Via 60ft6in
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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