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A few Orioles notes and Angels lineup

The Orioles won last night's series opener against the Angels in Anaheim despite striking out 15 times. It's not recommended, though it's also not unprecedented. According to the Orioles, they've won each of the last two nine-inning games in which they've fanned 15 or more times. It also happened against the Rays at Tropicana Field on Oct. 2, 2012. The Orioles have been involved in ... read more

Gonzalez hoping hot streak extends beyond break

Miguel Gonzalez has gone eight innings in each of his last two starts, allowing only three earned runs and being left without a decision. He'll gladly take the length tonight. A win would be nice, too. Gonzalez is making his first start since being optioned before the break. The Orioles will officially recall him later today, around the time they post the lineup. Gonzalez is ... read more

Jones receives Heart & Hustle Award

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced today that Adam Jones is the Orioles' recipient of the 2014 Heart & Hustle Award, which honors active players who "demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." The Heart & Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on ... read more

Which Orioles would make good managers?

Another roster move is coming from the Orioles as they recall Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk to make tonight's start against the Angels. Reliever Preston Guilmet could be optioned. In order to keep pace with the daily batch of trade rumors as we approach the non-waiver deadline, I'll just point out that the Orioles have scouts spread all over the country checking on available starters ... read more

Two-homer night for Jones (O's win 4-2)

Adam Jones leads the Angels 4-2 tonight in Anaheim. Jones has belted a pair of two-run homers, both scoring Nick Markakis ahead of him. His second blast in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie. Angels starter Matt Shoemaker retired 15 in a row before Markakis doubled in the sixth. Shoemaker started off Jones with a fastball, threw him a changeup and followed it with ... read more

Markakis takes errorless streak to Anaheim (Jones homers, game tied)

The Orioles lead the all-time series against the Angels, 345-290, going 184-129 in Baltimore and 161-161 in Anaheim. Does anyone remember when Nolan Ryan no-hit the Orioles, back when he pitched for the California Angels? I'm old enough to recall it vividly. It happened on June 1, 1975. Ryan walked four and struck out nine while tossing the fourth no-no of his career. Wayne Garland ... read more

Orioles and Angels lineups

The Orioles recalled right-hander Bud Norris from Double-A Bowie to start tonight's game. To make room for Norris on the roster, the Orioles optioned catcher Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk. Clevenger appeared in two games for the Orioles after being recalled on July 12. For the Orioles Nick Markakis RFF Steve Pearce LF Adam Jones CF Nelson Cruz DH Chris Davis 1B J.J. Hardy SS ... read more

A few notes on Hardy

I'm back home this afternoon after a nice visit with family in Ocean Pines. My fridge is filled with leftovers, the lineup including chicken piccata with angel hair pasta, chicken cacciatore with noodles, roast beef, mashed potatoes with sour cream, soft shell crabs and crab cakes. The beef stroganoff never made it into the cooler - I emptied that container in a few days - ... read more