| May 30, 2014
| 11:34 PM
The once-in-a-lifetime performance remained a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Five days removed from the first no-hitter of his career, Josh Beckett didn't throw a second.
Beckett looked considerably more human in the 2-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:45 PM
The trouble with an outstanding performance is trying to follow it. Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” and called it a career. Steam never could follow up “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” which was a genuine American...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The annual Silver Slugger Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. tonight on MLB Network, and the Orioles should be well represented.
The awards are decided by a vote of major league managers and coaches, and lean heavily toward run-production numbers....
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:01 PM
MIAMI — For a brief moment, it looked like beer league softball.
Well, relatively speaking.
But early-game offense soon subsided and the Miami Marlins mini hot streak came to an end. Pittsburgh out-hit the suddenly, but briefly slugging hosts 7-...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:44 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Estrada and Milwaukee are probably glad that May concluded Friday. The Brewers finished the month 6-...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For Tuesday’s paper, I wrote a piece about the upcoming amateur draft and the fact there is an unusual abundance of high school catchers available this year.
And I wrote about whether the Orioles would consider grabbing one in the first round even...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:00 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 10-6 victory Monday night.
Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who knocked...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:44 PM
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija was in the news near the end of camp when Theo Epstein told a reporter the right-hander dumped his girlfriend last year to prove he was committed to becoming a starter.
If Samardzija continues to dominate the way he did...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Just met with Orioles manager Buck Showalter prior to tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota.
Here are some highlights:
Brian Roberts is back in the Orioles lineup Thursday after fouling a ball off his ankle in the sixth...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz, competing for the fifth starter’s spot, took a step backward Sunday, allowing five runs in four innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Matusz was staked an 8-0 lead in the first inning, but allowed two runs in...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The Orioles play in Bradenton again this afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates – that’s the 723rd game between the two teams this spring (I’m only slightly exaggerating).
Here’s the Orioles' lineup: Alexi Casilla 6, Lew Ford...