| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:40 PM
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
BOSTON RED SOX (95-67, 2nd)
MANAGER: Terry Francona (6th season)
PAYROLL: $130 million
X-FACTOR: If John Smoltz has one more comeback left in that Hall of Fame arm, he should make for quite a midseason addition.
BEST CASE: Mike...
| Apr 7, 2009
It went as well as even the most optimistic Orioles fan could hope, from the pounding of the New York Yankees' new $161 million ace, to the booing of the former savior turned archenemy, to the debut of their all-glove shortstop who proved adept with his...
| Apr 9, 2009
It was both historic and unspectacular.
It also was enough for Koji Uehara and his Orioles teammates to feel satisfied with the right-hander's indoctrination to major league baseball, a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees.
"The Yankees have a great...
| Apr 10, 2009
The momentum the home team built in beating the New York Yankees in the first two games of the series started to seep away in the third inning Thursday when A.J. Burnett struck out Aubrey Huff on a wicked curveball with the count full, the bases loaded...
| Apr 12, 2009
One hit, a grand slam by Melvin Mora in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night, led to an anticlimactic 6-0 win for the Orioles and propelled them to a second consecutive series victory to start a season for the first time in 11...
| Apr 13, 2009
| 9:40 PM
When the top of the fourth inning finally ended on Monday and the Orioles' offense had flexed its muscles one more time in this young season, Koji Uehara jogged out to the mound and offered congratulatory fist bumps to Ty Wigginton and Aubrey Huff.
| Apr 18, 2009
The Orioles learned long ago that no lead is safe against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, but they had plenty to feel good about after the top of the second inning Friday night. They had a seven-run advantage and their ace, Jeremy Guthrie, on the...
| Apr 19, 2009
They're not looking for seven shutout innings or a complete-game, 10-strikeout masterpiece. The bar has been lowered so significantly already this season that Orioles manager Dave Trembley and pitching coach Rick Kranitz would probably settle for one of...
| Apr 20, 2009
When Koji Uehara walked off the mound after becoming the first Orioles starter this season to get through the seventh inning, Dave Trembley waited at the top step of the dugout and gave him a hug.
Uehara had just delivered the exact outing the Orioles...
| Apr 21, 2009
| 9:23 PM
It started with boos as the fans saw Orioles manager Dave Trembley point to his bullpen and realized Brad Bergesen's successful major league debut was now officially over.
But when Trembley took the ball from Bergesen and the 23-year-old pitcher...
| Apr 22, 2009
| 4:52 AM
It started with boos as the fans saw Orioles manager Dave Trembley point to his bullpen and realized Brad Bergesen's successful major league debut was over.
But when Trembley took the ball from Bergesen and the 23-year-old pitcher started accepting...