Here are your standard recaps of last night's 3-2 win: Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, MLB.com. Also, when I was looking for links I kept seeing great headlines for the White Sox series loss to the lowly Orioles, such as "Sox staggering home after forgettable series," "Sox get sand kicked in face by AL weaklings," "Dark times for the Chicago White Sox," and "White Sox Can't Solve O's Spectacular Pitching." (that last one is from fellow SBN blog, South Side Sox)
Steve Melewski: Roberts talks about his game-winning homer
"When things are starting to go well, you don't get down quite as much when, either you lose a lead or maybe you don't score early and you get behind. The atmosphere is a little different. We all believe we are going to be in the game at the end and you give yourself a chance to win at the end and that's all you can ask for."
Orioles Insider: Tatum's return adds depth, helps
Whatever you may think of Buck Showalter and everyone's reaction to him, you gotta respect that he was like, "Get rid of one of these bullpen arms and get Tater up here, STAT."
History shows the Tampa Bay Rays will be busy on the MLB waiver wire
People who write about the Rays are still drooling over Luke Scott, but acknowledge he probably wouldn't make it all the way to them on waivers. But could Mark Hendrickson be a match?
Buck's take on Matusz
Showalter talked about Matusz before tonight's game and, as is his way, had some good quotes. My favorite: "[Q]uit giving the opposition too much credit. Like I told Bergy the other day, I'd like to put you in their advance meeting and you'll come out of there thinking you're Cy Young."
Ripken Complex is Taking Shape
The Ripken brothers continue to honor their father by building youth baseball fields, this time in Fredericksburg.
Orioles’ Brian Roberts Hosts 5th Baseball Bash on August 22
Last night's hero talks about his upcoming bash and why he likes it to be a little different than typical charity events.
Around the BlogO'sphere
Nolan Reimold To The Rescue?
Dempsey's Army talks up Reimold's recent improvement and hopes he can compete for the first base job next year.
Jay Gibbons, 2003 Topps Finest #24
Orioles Card O the Day "celebrates" Jay Gibbons' return to the majors.
Right Side Foundation 5K Run & Walk; Photos and Thoughts
Oriole Post covered Nick Markakis' 2nd annual 5K, held on Saturday in Patterson Park. Lots of good casual pics of the O's who attended. Also, he doesn't mention it here but I heard somewhere that Matt Wieters' wife won the female 20-29 category. That was weird to me, sort of in the way that family members of radio DJs can't win their contests.
Around the Majors
Struggling Mariners Fire Manager Wakamatsu
Don Wakamatsu is the fifth manager to get sacked in 2010.
Sox's Castro named in fan's broken-bat lawsuit
So this guy is suing MLB because they don't keep people safe from broken bats. He's also suing Luis Castillo for being at the plate when the bat broke and Ramon Castro for owning the bat, because they had so much to do with it. God bless America, y'all.
As Garret Anderson exits, Jay Gibbons comes on the scene
Just in case you missed it, on Sunday Jay Gibbons made his first major league appearance since 12 August 2007.
Reds get OF Edmonds from Brewers
The Reds just traded for Jim Edmonds. I didn't even know Jim Edmonds still played baseball, and here he is getting traded to a contender.
Rays win 6-3, Price picks up 15th win
24 year old David Price earned his 15th win of the season last night, setting a new Rays record for wins in a season. You know, just in case you forgot that the Rays have 1) only been around for 14 years and 2) were bad for most of them.
Reds 2B Brandon Phillips: 'I hate the Cardinals'
"I’d play against these guys on one leg. We have to beat these guys. All they do is (complain) and moan about everything, all of them. I really hate the Cardinals. Compared to the Cardinals, I love the Chicago Cubs. Let me make this clear: I hate the Cardinals." Hee!
In the Minors
Norfolk Tides 9, Indianapolis Indians 1
The Tides had 15 hits and six walks in the win. Matt Angle four hits and a walk, including a double and triple, Robert Andino had two triples, Brandon Snyder had two doubles, and Scott Moore hit a home run. Chris Tillman allowed one run in 6.2 innings while striking out nine and walking just one.
Frederick Keys 6, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3
Zach Clark gave up just five hits in seven innings, while the offense was led by Ronnie Welty (single, double, walk, RBI, 2 R), Miguel Abreu (three hits, four RBI), and Buck Britton (two hits and a walk).
Lexington Legends 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 4
Shorebirds starter Patrick Kantakevich gave up three runs in six innings, but reliever Aaron Swenson coughed up three more in two innings. Will Startup was perfect, though! That's my boy. 3B Tyler Kelly had three hits and a walk and catcher Justin Dalles hit his fourth HR of the year.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 1, Mahoning Valley Scappers 4
The Ironbirds pitchers had a pretty good game, allowing three earned runs and striking out six, but the offense was held to just four hits and three walks on the night
Joe Mahoney Interview
Video of Bowie 1B Joe Mahoney talking to Jim Hunter and Rick Dempsey before last night's game.
Minors Moniker Madness
They're in the home stretch, but the competition for who has the best name in the minors is pretty funny. Players still in the game: Gookie Dawkins, Seth Schwinenhammer, Bubbie Buzachero, Shooter Hunt, Rowdy Hardy, Sequoyah Stonecipher, Mark Hamburger, and Brett Butts.