Of course, every series in meaningful coming down the stretch in a season where playoff baseball is on the line, but at present, the Orioles are in direct competition with this weekend's opponent, the Detroit Tigers, for the second wild card spot. After two straight series wins, one hopes the O's can continue their recent winning ways. Ubaldo is looking decent, YoGa is...YoGa and Kevin Gausman hasn't allowed a run in 19 innings (that's good). On top of all that, Chris Tillman is coming off of the DL for this weekend's series. Yes, there's a full slate of NFL games this weekend, but these games mean something. Buckle up?
Powerful Orioles Don't Need Elite Starting Pitching to Get to October | Bleacher Report "Five innings is not a quality start. It's not a good start. But when an Orioles starter has finished exactly five innings this season, the O's are an astonishing 20-12."
After mechanical fixes, Orioles getting the most out of Ubaldo Jimenez at the right time - Baltimore Sun Your annual update on Ubaldo's mechanical fixes. Maybe we should start calling him El Jaguar.
Orioles Star Might Be Throwing Shade at Tim Tebow on Twitter | 12up
Adam Jones: vaguebooker extraordinaire or social media wizard? Or...both?
The Case for Manny Machado for American League MVP | FanGraphs Baseball
Perhaps gaining on on the Zach Britton for Cy Young articles in terms of volume...
Which free agents should Orioles re-sign? | CSN Mid-Atlantic I throw the question out to you, Chatters.
On this day in 1928, Urban Shocker passed away. In 1921, Shocker won 27 games and pitched 326 innings for the Browns, but, generally, his 1919-1924 are among the best for a pitcher in franchise history. On this day in 1999, Cal Ripken Jr. broke the all time record for GDPs in a 6-5 win over the Twins. Albert Belle drove in a run in that game to his career streak of seasons with 100 RBI to nine. Brian Roberts became the fourth major leaguer to reach the 50 double plateau three times, though his doubling ways couldn't save the Birds in a 7-5 loss to the Red Sox.
The perfectly adequate Todd Zeile celebrates a birthday today.Jim Corsi, Kurt Ainsworth, Rhyne "Baby Rhino" Hughes, Michael Bowden and Joey Terdoslavich also celebrate birthdays today.