April 12, 2009
1 Ain't it good?: If Anthony Kim can win the Masters (2 p.m., chs. 13, 9), he should break into a few choruses of "Rock Me Gently" in honor of probably-not-his-cousin Andy Kim. 2 Chew 'em up: Adam Eaton (left) makes his official Orioles debut, against the Rays (1:30 p.m., MASN2), and the O's hope to see Adam eatin' up innings. 3 Almost gone: Watch the Mavericks play the Hornets (1 p.m., chs. 2, 7), because once the playoffs start, you won't see Dallas for long. 4 Prince of a guy: Looking at Prince Fielder (Cubs at Brewers, 8 p.m., ESPN)
April 18, 2009
SAME OLD The Orioles keep scoring runs, and their pitchers keep giving them up. On Friday, the offense scored seven times in the second inning and once more in the fourth only to see the score tied at 8 by the fifth. Orioles pitching has allowed 54 runs over the past five games. QUITE AN INNING In the top of the second, the Orioles scored seven runs on four hits and three walks (two with the bases loaded) and made Brad Penny throw 40 pitches. Nick Markakis landed the big hit off Penny with his second career grand slam, a shot that got over the center-field wall to give the Orioles a 7-0 lead.
September 22, 2007
WASHINGTON -- The Philadelphia Phillies' 48th come-from-behind victory was much easier on the nerves than many of the other 47. Home runs from Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell had the National League East title chasers back in front before the third inning was done. Most Valuable Player contender Jimmy Rollins also homered, and the first four batters in the lineup accounted for all but one hit last night as the Phillies beat the Washington Nationals, 6-3, to keep the pressure on the struggling New York Mets.
April 21, 2009
The Orioles limped out of Boston on the wrong end of a discouraging four-game sweep and a swing of the emotional pendulum - for both the players and the faithful - that was so dramatic it's almost unfair to throw young Brad Bergesen in front of it in Tuesday night's series opener against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards. How dramatic? Consider how you were feeling Friday night when the Orioles took an early seven-run lead against Red Sox free-agent acquisition Brad Penny and how, if you're an Orioles fan, you felt while Boston was blowing open Monday's game against relievers Dennis Sarfate, Radhames Liz and Matt Albers.