| May 31, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Alfredo Simon pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Jake Arrieta during Monday's 4-3 loss to the Mariners, and his return has boosted an Orioles bullpen that has been a big disappointment in 2011. But the circumstances surrounding Simon's absence...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:00 AM
I can’t say that the Orioles have been a disappointment this season. Outside of their recent road trip, a lousy one for sure, they are who we thought were, so I’ll let them off the hook. But a handful of individuals have struggled, including...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 9:29 PM
The Orioles got some rare good news on the injury front Friday as starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was diagnosed with a muscle strain in his back after an MRI and a consultation with team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens.
"This was about as good as one could...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 3:08 PM
When he was demoted to the minor leagues May 28 for the fourth time in less than two full seasons, Brad Bergesen was given two specific things to work on: limiting his pitch count and improving his slider.
The 25-year-old right-hander apparently made...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Knowing how little Jeremy Guthrie likes to come out of starts, the Orioles were concerned when the right-hander exited his last outing after five scoreless innings because of back discomfort. As it turns out, Guthrie won't even miss a start.
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:22 PM
There were options had the Orioles wanted to skip Jeremy Guthrie's start or, at the very least, push it back a couple of days to make sure the right-hander had recovered from a back strain.
But Guthrie wanted the ball, and Orioles manager Buck...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:10 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates wore throwback uniforms on Tuesday night to honor the 40th anniversary of the club’s 1971 World Series title.
The new duds provided plenty of inspiration to Pittsburgh’s slumping offense.
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Baltimore is blessed with a bunch of talented sports bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. I often link up to these local writers in my morning Coffee Companion posts, but instead of just exchanging anti-social links with them,...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 8:56 PM
Since coming off the disabled list early this month, left-hander Brian Matusz hasn't looked like the pitcher that stormed through the minors two years ago and gave Orioles' fans so much hope for the future.
That optimism has been replaced by a...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Brian Matusz got slapped around again on Saturday night, allowing nine hits, three homers and six earned runs before manager Buck Showalter had seen enough and removed the Orioles starter in the fifth inning. In his past three outings -- all Orioles...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:38 PM
Lance Berkman swung, smashing the 90 mph fastball up the middle "about as hard as I could hit it."
As Berkman dashed from the batter's box in the first inning of that Houston Astros-Pittsburgh Pirates game April 24, 2010, the baseball hurtled back toward...