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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | June 20, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - -Rookie left fielder Nolan Reimold spent the first couple of weeks after his mid-May promotion impressing the Orioles with his power. Lately, he has opened some eyes with his patience. Reimold, who was often questioned in the minor leagues for his pitch selection, had drawn walks in seven straight games entering Friday night's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. During that span, he struck out only once. "He has had some of the most impressive at-bats that we've taken as a team all year, and under some really difficult circumstances," said Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
The Orioles' trade with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday that added left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the bullpen was received with positive reviews in the clubhouse, both for what he does on the mound and what he won't be doing anymore. Miller, a tough setup man who can get both right-handed and left-handed hitters out, was 3-5 with a 2.34 ERA in 50 appearances for the Red Sox. The Orioles, however, don't need to see Miller's statistics to know how good he is, since he has retired them with regularity.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1998
The Orioles scored five runs in the early innings off the hottest pitcher in the major leagues on Wednesday night. Then they sat back and waited to see if those runs would hold up.That wasn't the intent, of course, but the Orioles did not score another run until the Anaheim Angels had come back from a four-run deficit to turn the game around and set the Orioles up for a disheartening, 7-6 defeat in the decisive game of a three-game series at Edison International...
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
NEW YORK -- Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who hit 25 home runs last year, doesn't have any this year and his 15 RBIs are well off pace from his 76 in 2013. Hardy's .289 batting average is above his career mark of .256 entering this year, but his 69 hits have been exclusively doubles or singles through his first 239 at-bats. He said initially his power stroke might have been diminished while he worked through back spasms early this season, but that doesn't explain why he had one RBI in June heading into Friday night's game.
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May 20, 2006
Good morning -- Albert Pujols -- You'd better pick up that batting average. You're falling behind Barbaro in the Triple Crown race.
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September 8, 2002
The numbers .244 Jeff Conine's batting average with runners in scoring position. 23-41 Jason Johnson's record as an Oriole. 12 Rookies on the expanded Orioles roster. 4-1 Sidney Ponson's record since the All-Star break. .312 Jerry Hairston's batting average since the All-Star break.
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September 21, 2003
The numbers 12 Ties in franchise history after 1-1 draw Thursday with Yankees. .188 Melvin Mora's batting average after the All-Star break. 17 Saves for Jorge Julio in 19 opportunities since the All-Star break. 2.98 ERA for Eric DuBose in his past four starts. .636 Brian Roberts' career batting average against Mike Mussina.
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July 6, 2002
.406 Batting average in 1941; last player to hit .400 .344 Career batting average, ninth all time 1,798 Runs, 14th all time 521 Home runs, tied for 12th all time 1,839 RBIs, 12th all time 2,019 Walks, third all time .483 On-base average, first all time .634 Slugging average, second all time
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November 23, 2006
On Gary Matthews Jr.'s agreeing to terms with the Los Angeles Angels A [.263] career [batting average] gets you that? At what point does [Orioles owner Peter] Angelos say I've got to get out of this ridiculous industry and sell the team?
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By Jeff Zrebiec - Jeff Zrebiec | June 5, 2009
Very little has gone right this season for Oakland (21-30), which enters Friday's series opener with the Orioles mired in last place in the American League West, mostly because of a punchless offense. Heading into Thursday, the A's ranked last in the AL in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage, extra-base hits and batting average with runners in scoring position. Outfielder Matt Holliday, acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies before the season, is starting to heat up, going 8-for-19 with three doubles, a homer and five RBIs in his past five games.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
J.J. Hardy has, in some senses, had the luckiest season he's had at the plate since he joined the Orioles, and his batted ball percentages are almost identical to his career averages. So, how are the Orioles nearing the All-Star break without seeing their All-Star caliber shortstop hit a home run? The folks at Fangraphs went deep on the topic last week , and came up with a few explanations. But first, let's look into some of the positives of Hardy's season so far. All along, as the wait for his first home run has continued, Hardy's batting average has been cited as something of a saving grace for his season.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
BOWIE -- Sometimes, numbers can deceive. Just ask Double-A Bowie catcher Michael Ohlman, whose .211 batting average looks like a disappointing letdown from a .313 average and Carolina League Player of the Year honors at High-A Frederick last season. But Ohlman, 23, was hitting just .181 a month ago, and the Orioles' 11th-round pick in 2009 has found his footing since then -- both at the plate and behind it. He had a six-game winning streak snapped after going 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against Richmond at Prince George's Stadium.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Opposing pitchers just can't stop Glynn Davis. The center fielder for High-A Frederick ranks third among qualified players in the Carolina League with a .316 batting average and is seventh in OPS at .826. He has recorded a hit in each of the Keys' last six games. Signed by the Orioles in 2010, Davis has become a dangerous leadoff hitter this year. The 22-year-old has upped his batting average from .234 last season, but he's most dangerous when he gets on base. Since 2011, the outfielder has 90 stolen bases, and has been thrown out just 29 times.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Matt Wieters' bat has sizzled coming out of the All-Star break, but the Orioles' catcher said he doesn't think the four days of rest over the break has anything to do with it. Since the break, Wieters was 10-for-21 with four extra-base hits (two homers and two doubles), six runs and four RBIs entering Thursday's series finale in Kansas City. He also carried four consecutive multi-hit games into the final game of the team's seven-game road trip. During the streak, which is the longest of his career, he has raised his batting average 16 points to .247.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas - Chris Davis has admitted that coming to Baltimore - and leaving a Texas Rangers team which he grew up loving and struggled to live up to expectations with - was an important part in his development into one of the best players in baseball this season. But Davis entered Saturday 1-for-17 with 11 strikeouts and just one RBI in five games against his former team this season. Since coming to the Orioles in a trade from the Rangers on July 30, 2011, Davis is 4-for-38 with one homer, one RBI and 23 strikeouts against Texas (including last year's wild-card game)
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By Daniel Gallen, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Relievers usually don't throw regular side sessions because they're on call daily, but Patton said he wanted to start after struggling with command of his fastball. In the eighth inning of Thursday night's win over the Washington Nationals, Nate McLouth broke his bat and hit a pop fly into shallow right field that fell between second baseman Danny Espinosa and right fielder Roger Bernadina . McLouth rounded first base and sprinted to second without hesitation, reaching safely for a one-out double.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2011
Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds apparently will break his string of three straight seasons with 200 strikeouts or more, but he said Tuesday that he has made no conscious effort to avoid that dubious plateau. "I don't ever think about that," he said. "I've done it three times, so it doesn't ever cross my mind as long as I feel I am doing what I should be doing at the plate. " Reynolds entered Tuesday night's game with 192 strikeouts, and he joked beforehand that it was too early to assume that he wouldn't get eight strikeouts in the final two games of the season.
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By From Sun staff reports | May 10, 2011
The Harford Tech baseball team had 19 hits in defeating No. 15 Digital Harbor, 15-6, in six innings Monday, but the host Rams still managed to make history. Needing a hit in his final at-bat to set the state record for single-season batting average, Nathan Pitts Jr. hit a two-run home run to right-center field on the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the sixth inning. The hit raised his average to .721. No. 2 Archbishop Spalding 16, Mount St. Joseph 4: Derrick Wells hit a grand slam in the third inning as the host Cavaliers beat the Gaels.
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