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J.J. Hardy

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  • Morning thoughts on Jimenez, Joseph, Hardy, Flaherty and Lough

    Morning thoughts on Jimenez, Joseph, Hardy, Flaherty and Lough
    The Orioles tried to give Ubaldo Jimenez some work in a pressure-free situation Sunday afternoon, allowing the struggling right-hander to work the ninth inning with a seven-run lead. But Jimenez would last just five batters after loading the bases and...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy leaves Monday's game with lower-back spasms

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy leaves Monday's game with lower-back spasms
    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy left Monday’s 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins with lower-back spasms, but he hopes to be back in the lineup for Tuesday’s series opener against the Cincinnati Reds at Camden Yards. Hardy left the game before...
  • Orioles' J.J. Hardy says he's ready to play, but he's not in lineup Tuesday night

    Orioles' J.J. Hardy says he's ready to play, but he's not in lineup Tuesday night
    J.J. Hardy didn’t start Tuesday night, but both Hardy and Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the veteran shortstop will be back in the lineup Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds. “I expect J.J. to start [Wednesday]. How’s that?&...
  • Fans' concern after sweep 'means you've raised expectations,' Buck Showalter says

    Fans' concern after sweep 'means you've raised expectations,' Buck Showalter says
    After Monday’s 9-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays that snapped a three-game losing streak, several Orioles talked in postgame interviews about how they felt like fans were panicking. Center fielder Adam Jones, shortstop J.J. Hardy and left fielder...
  • Orioles struggle offensively in 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night

    Orioles struggle offensively in 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night
    Just about every time the Tampa Bay Rays have been mentioned to Buck Showalter in the past month, he can't help but talk about Drew Smyly, the left-handed starter the Rays received from the Detroit Tigers in last month's blockbuster deal that included...
  • Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday

    Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday
    Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday,...
  • Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday

    Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday
    The Orioles’ sweep by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend raised all kinds of red flags. But four days back home against the Tampa Bay Rays allowed the Orioles to get back to one of the things that has carried them to the top of the...
  • Orioles have had preliminary extension talks with Nelson Cruz

    Orioles have had preliminary extension talks with Nelson Cruz
    While Nelson Cruz has previously made it clear that he would like to make Baltimore his long-term home, Cruz said for the first time Friday that he and the Orioles have had preliminary discussions about keeping him in an Orioles uniform beyond 2014. The...
  • Struggling Chris Davis comes through in grand fashion for Orioles in 9-1 win over Twins

    Struggling Chris Davis comes through in grand fashion for Orioles in 9-1 win over Twins
    While Chris Davis’ season has been a struggle at the plate, there’s no question the Orioles first baseman still can change a game with one swing of his bat. Davis is hitting just .189 this season, but regardless of his place in the club's...
  • Getting help from old and new sources, Orioles hold on for 3-2 win over Minnesota

    Getting help from old and new sources, Orioles hold on for 3-2 win over Minnesota
    During this first-place run, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is continually asked about the resiliency of his club, primarily the way it has been able to bounce back after absorbing injuries to key players. And he usually delivers the same answer: The...
  • Orioles can overcome Machado being out for the rest of the season

    Orioles can overcome Machado being out for the rest of the season
    With news that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is having surgery on his right knee and will be lost for the season, two questions immediately arise. How will this affect Machado long-term and how will this affect the Orioles short-term? Frankly,...