| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:15 PM
In the days leading up to Brian Matusz's return to the big leagues, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked several times about what he was looking to see from the 24-year-old left-hander.
His answer didn't include mention of the stadium radar gun,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:42 PM
The final, frantic moment of another discouraging and depressing afternoon of Orioles baseball featured pinch runner Blake Davis sprinting around third base and eyeing the Oakland Athletics' catcher and his former Cal State Fullerton teammate, Kurt...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
No. 8 Braves: 23rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Phillies.
Isn't every action supposed to bring an equal opposite reaction?
Frank Wren must not have gotten the message.
While the Red Sox's 7-20 September led to sweeping changes...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:25 PM
The 2012 Major League Baseball season began halfway around the globe in the wee hours of Wednesday morning with a pitch thrown by Glendale's very own Brandon McCarthy.
It was a mixed bag for the right-handed pitcher when it came to firsts, as he was...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 10:26 PM
Jason Vargas put up his second straight strong outing for the Mariners, and this time his offense helped out, as Seattle topped the A's 7-3 on Friday's "Re-Opening Night" for two teams that faced off a week earlier in Tokyo.
Vargas gave up just two...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 9:59 PM
It took 11 days over two continents a half-world apart, but the Mariners found their offense against the A's this weekend, with an 8-7 victory Saturday that completed a two-game series sweep.
Felix Hernandez was the beneficiary of the latest Mariners...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 5:04 PM
Michael Pineda might not be an All-Star -- not yet anyway. But the big Mariners right-hander continued his impressive rookie season with six innings of two-hit ball on Monday, as Seattle edged the A's, 2-1, in a Fourth of July game at Oakland Coliseum....
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:33 PM
Franklin Gutierrez scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by A's shortstop Cliff Pennington in the top of the 10th inning, and the Mariners went on to pull out a 4-2 victory at Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday night.
Seattle pushed across a pair of...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:30 AM
As the Orioles went 5-1 on this week’s six-game homestand, it’s been an eventful week for right-handed reliever Pedro Strop.
Earlier this week, with closer Jim Johnson hospitalized with food poisoning, Strop had the opportunity to step into...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:07 PM
The constant rain falling on Camden Yards presented an inviting opportunity for the Orioles against the Athletics on Saturday night.
If the Baltimore bats could find holes in the soggy outfield, the Orioles could take their chances on the base paths,...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter half-joked recently about how the Orioles never seem to get much publicity on ESPN's Web Gems.
But through the first five innings of a scoreless game against the Athletics here at Camden Yards, the producers of Baseball...