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Buck Showalter calls out reporter for yawning (Video)

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter called out a reporter for yawning during a press conference which followed the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader against Chicago. "Did you just yawn? There's no yawning in here. Do you drink coffee? (No.) That's your fault."H/T BC. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: impact of Matt Wieters’ return

The Baltimore Orioles may have something to look forward to in the coming week as their starting catcher Matt Wieters plans to return June 4th against the Cleveland Indians. Being two games behind first place of the American League East division, the O’s are looking for a spark that can put them past the leading New York Yankees. Can the 29-year-old Wieters be a key factor for...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles’ development of Wright and Wilson looks good

Normally, starting two rookie pitchers with a combined total of two Major League starts in a double header is a recipe for two tallies in the loss column. That would be the case for most teams, but after years of struggling to develop Major League ready starting pitching, the Baltimore Orioles appear to finally have developed a pair of starters who can be competent pieces in a big...
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Has Matt Wieters lived up to expectations?

Tonight marks six years since the major league debut of Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters. Wieters fielded a bunt and recorded an out on the very first pitch of that game, and when he stepped to the plate for the first time, was welcomed by a standing ovation and enormous applause from the Baltimore crowd. Matt Wieters came into his career with near-messianic expectations, at...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wright battles for win

Baltimore Orioles’ rookie right-hander Mike Wright entered the nightcap of yesterday’s twinbill with the Chicago White Sox with a 0.00 ERA and 14.1 straight scoreless innings to start his career. That flawless earned run average lasted all of one batter. Adam Eaton took Wright deep leading off the game, and the scoreless streak was over. Wright did not make a terrible pitch to...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Delaying Dylan Bundy’s Return to Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 25: Dylan Bundy #49 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 25, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) When the Baltimore Orioles took Dylan Bundy fourth overall in the 2011 draft and was able to make his debut the very next year, it seemed a windfall for the team...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Wilson’s first start is a good one

Tyler Wilson has been on quite the up-and-down journey the past ten days. Wilson, the Baltimore Orioles’ rookie right-handed pitcher, was initially called up last week and made his debut on May 20 against the Seattle Mariners. He got in one more game in the opener of the Orioles’ weekend series in Miami against the Marlins. With bullpen innings piling up for the big club, Wilson...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two Chris Davis Homers Power O’s over Astros

Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis (19) celebrates his two-run home run with Manny Machado (13) in the dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Orioles used a big fourth inning and a plus performance by Ubaldo Jimenez to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Wednesday at Camden Yards. With...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy, Steve Pearce need work on their handshakes (GIF)

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and right fielder Steve Pearce struggled to get on the same page with their handshakes during a rain delay prior to Wednesday's game against Houston. This handshake has room for improvement. #IBackTheBirds pic.twitter.com/pWisApd8SN — Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) May 27, 2015Seems like they couldn't decide whether to high-five, shake hands...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce Have Major Handshake Issues

It’s been a rough first 44 games for the Orioles’ J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce. Combined, both players combine for a WAR of just 0.2 (via FanGraphs) and seven home runs, which probably isn’t what Orioles were hoping for when Nelson Cruz packed up his boomstick and jetted over to Seattle. However, what’s even more concerning is that the duo’s struggles have apparently followed...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis, Adam Jones talk Orioles superlatives

Remember high school yearbooks with their superlatives? Best Dancer, Best Dressed, Best Jokester, etc.? Well Baltimore Orioles stars Chris Davis and Adam Jones answered all of those questions (as it applies to their teammates) and more:  
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles designate De Aza for assignment; Flaherty in lineup

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore outfielder Alejandro De Aza was designated for assignment Wednesday before the Orioles' game against the Astros. Infielder Ryan Flaherty was activated from the 15-day disabled list after a right groin strain. Flaherty was back in the starting lineup Wednesday, playing second base and batting eighth. De Aza, 31, batted .214 with three home runs and seven...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Tillman’s Efforts, Orioles Fall to Astros 4-1

Baltimore Orioles’ Steve Pearce, left, Adam Jones and Manny Machado, right, watch from the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Baltimore. Houston won 4-1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The Baltimore Orioles managed just five hits on Tuesday at Camden Yards, and they fell 4-1 to the Houston Astros. Scott Feldman, a former...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez Dials up the Past

I understand the phrase “playing with house money.” I’ve used it myself a fair amount of times. So as I’m about to suggest the Baltimore Orioles are playing with house money regarding the current Ubaldo Jimenez, I stop. Quite literally they are playing with their own. They have been since February 2014 when they signed him to a four-year contract totaling $50 million. ...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Matusz suspension presents dilemma for MLB

This past weekend was not a pleasant one for the Baltimore Orioles as they lost two of three to the lowly Marlins. Watching the Orioles trying to score runs was painful, as they put up a goose egg in a 13-inning game Saturday. However, the Orioles pitching staff was in the spotlight during that particular game when relief pitcher Brian Matusz was ejected in the extra inning affair...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

For the second time in less than a week, a Major League Baseball pitcher has been handed an eight-game suspension for using a “foreign substance” while pitching. BAL pitcher Brian Matusz has received an 8-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm during Saturday night's game at Miami. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) May 25, 2015   Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 7: AL East Weekly Wrap-Up

Mike Wright had a great week for the Baltimore Orioles I think that through the first few series of all these AL East teams being outside of the division, we can clearly see that the AL East might end up being the worst division at seasons end. All teams in this division outside of the Tampa Bay Rays don’t pitch very well, all teams can hit outside of Tampa, and 3/5 times have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Pitcher Brian Matusz Ejected For Foreign Substance On Arm (Video)

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz ran into a little trouble during extra innings of Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins. It wasn’t because of poor performance, but rather for the possible performance enhancer on his right forearm. Marlins manager Dan Jennings, who earned his first career win Saturday night, didn’t waste any time violating one of the unwritten...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz ejected for having foreign substance on arm

For the second time in three days, an MLB pitcher was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm. On Saturday, the lucky (or unlucky, I guess) recipient of an ejection was Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, following in the footsteps of Brewers reliever Will Smith, ejected on Thursday from the Brewers-Braves game. Matusz retired two batters in the 12th inning of...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Potential New J.D. Martinez

As far as health is concerned, the Orioles have had something of a middle-infield catastrophe, with injuries to J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, and Jonathan Schoop. Injuries sometimes force teams to do creative things, and what we saw Buck Showalter do was push Steve Pearce to second base on the fly. Pearce had never played the […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones Is Up to Something

Monday afternoon, I participated in an Orioles-centric podcast, where one of the things I was supposed to talk about was Manny Machado. I wrote about Machado a couple of weeks ago, and more specifically, I wrote about him suddenly exercising a lot more patience at the plate. From what we understand about plate-discipline statistics, they […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles workers who lost wages during protest will be paid

In late April, Baltimore Orioles employees lost wages for an entire week. Two games were justifiably canceled and one was played in front of an empty Camden Yards stadium, while three others were moved to Tampa Bay where the Orioles acted as the home team. The cancelations were a direct result of civil unrest in Baltimore, from those protesting the death of Freddy Gray at the...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles VP reacts to Baltimore protests with passionate tweets

The city of Baltimore has descended into chaos, and Baltimore Orioles executive vice president John Angelos took to Twitter recently to weigh in. Protests over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray flared in Baltimore over the weekend, forcing fans at Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox to remain inside Camden Yards after the game amid safety concerns. Those events prompted...
Via NESN.com
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB could move Orioles’ home games to another city

MLB may decide to move the Baltimore Orioles’ scheduled home games to another city amid safety concerns in Baltimore due to rioting. Protesters demonstrating Saturday in response to the death of Freddie Gray tried to get the Orioles-Red Sox game canceled. Fans attending the game were locked in Camden Yards after the game until things...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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