Orioles Insider: Homer-happy Luke Scott
"I haven’t been counting how many hits (he has off Mariano Rivera). I’ve been counting how many balls have actually been [fully] on the plate, instead of being on the corner or just off. I think I’m up to three in 12 or 13 at-bats, which is pretty impressive," Scott said. "You know what pitch is coming, but 13 at-bats, I can count three balls that have been at least one full ball on the plate in the strike zone."
Bergesen's start moved up to Tuesday | orioles.com: News
"The Orioles will shuffle their rotation for their upcoming series with the Red Sox, moving up Brad Bergesen from Wednesday to Tuesday and leaving Wednesday's starter unannounced."
Orioles: Control problems fluster Chris Tillman - baltimoresun.com
"Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman said his confidence is fine; he knows he can pitch in the major leagues. The frustrating part, he said, is he is not throwing strikes consistently — and that's getting him into serious trouble with professional hitters." That would be a problem.
Andino's late production not lost on O's | orioles.com: News
"The 26-year-old versatile infielder received his second start at third base this season on Sunday, with struggling rookie Josh Bell pushed to the bench. Showalter said that Bell -- who has 50 strikeouts and only two walks in his first 144 at-bats -- will still get playing time, but for now Andino will get an opportunity to show what he can do."
Showalter relates to Girardi's concern | orioles.com: News
"I do know you have to pitch a lot of their guys in and he's had pretty good numbers, comparatively speaking, against Jeter, so I don't think it would be anything intentional," Showalter said of Guthrie, who has 14 hit batters and trails only Yankees starter A.J. Burnett, who has hit 16. "But I understand how Joe would feel that way. I'd probably feel the same way."
Steve Melewski: The O's instructional league roster
"Here is the list of the 15 players that will take part in the O's instructional league workouts at Camden Yards that begin on Monday. The camp will run for two weeks. The coaches and instructors attending include Brian Graham, Mike Bordick, Don Werner, Denny Hocking, Milt May and David Stockstill."
Joe Posnanski " Posts My Annual Gardy Rant "
Why JoePos thinks Ron Gardenhire is the best manager in MLB.
Cubs' Tyler Colvin hospitalized after hit by splintered bat : CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"Cubs rookie Tyler Colvin is at a Miami hospital, being treated for a puncture wound to the left side of his chest, suffered when he was struck by the splintered head of a bat while running the bases in today's game against the Florida Marlins." Colvin will now miss the remainder of the season.