| May 23, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Cole Hamels didn’t hit any Washington batters this time, and the Nationals hitters barely touched Hamels.
Hamels pitched eight scoreless innings, finishing up by retiring Bryce Harper on a grounder as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-long...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The Orioles head into free agency — which starts in earnest Saturday with free agents permitted to negotiate with all 30 teams for the first time this offseason — in a much different situation than this time last year.
| Aug 26, 2012
There's only one thing to ask about what Larry Lucchino and the Red Sox front office have done to Theo Epstein's legacy in Boston:
Does he have to give back the two World Series rings?
Have you ever seen an airplane drop down low from the clouds and...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 6:29 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It's a good news, bad news scenario.
Let's get the bad news out of the way first.
Few players are as familiar with the challenges of moving from second base to third base as Placido Polanco.
The 14-year veteran has won Gold...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:45 AM
[Editor's note: Down the stretch is a new daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason intensifies.]
About last night
Orioles thrash Jays 12-0, pull into a...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Earlier this year, when Jake Arrieta was named the Orioles' youngest Opening Day starter since Mike Mussina, he talked about the magnitude of the honor and the leadership responsibility it carried.
Feeling fully recovered from August elbow surgery,...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Jim Thome drove in four runs against his former team, including a long homer to pad Philadelphia's lead, and the Phillies hung on for a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
John Mayberry also had four RBIs, including a...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Joe Blanton pitched his second complete game of the season and Jim Thome homered for the second day in a row to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Blanton (6-6) gave up seven hits and...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:06 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Blanton threw seven effective innings, Jimmy Rollins homered for the fourth time in five games and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Monday night.
Blanton (7-6) allowed three runs — two...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 5:33 PM
It's OK to be disappointed in Cliff Lee.
Even being flat-out ticked off is fair.
The $120 million-dollar man has not done his part.
You might be tempted to argue that the offense is to blame for him having gone this long without getting a win.
| Jul 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In his role as the Triple-A manager in the Phillies organization, Ryne Sandberg talks often to his players about opportunity.
It's always there, he says. And when it opens the door, be prepared to burst through it.
Wednesday's signing of Cole Hamels...