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By Joe Strauss | April 1, 2000
Highlights and lowlights from last night's 5-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. UP -- Sidney Ponson: Surrendered three runs in five innings. The first was a fluke. The third was a bomb. Now about that 9-3 groundout. DOWN -- Albert Belle: The right fielder (0-for-3) is a game away from leaving spring with only two homers. UP -- Buddy Groom: Left-hander continues to improve one inning at a time. DOWN -- NL dimensions: There's no better way to expose the Orioles' lack of speed.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2003
While Orioles shortstop Deivi Cruz has bulked up his average after a slow start, he's battling a different kind of slump. Before last night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Cruz was responsible for the last six errors committed by the Orioles, including two during Thursday's loss in Toronto. Manager Mike Hargrove held him out of the lineup, giving Melvin Mora the start at shortstop and keeping Cruz - whose 10 errors tied third baseman Tony Batista for the team lead - among the reserves.
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By Joe Strauss | May 7, 2000
Buddy Groom - UP - Is this the same guy Art Howe wouldn't let get within 60 feet, 6 inches of a right-handed hitter? Left-handers haven't had a chance against him. The Thrill - DOWN -Will Clark's rigorous off-season conditioning couldn't save him from Tuesday's hamstring pull and 10th DL stay of his career. Stuck on three RBIs in 60 at-bats despite league-leading on-base percentage. No-trade leverage - UP - Mike Mussina quashed all rumors of a July trade by saying he wouldn't waive his blanket no-trade clause.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | May 7, 2003
The only thing worse than starting a season 4-25 is getting swept by a team that starts a season 4-25, and after another loss to the Detroit Tigers, the Orioles are staring that possibility right in the face. Dmitri Young had two home runs, two triples, a single and five RBIs last night, as the Tigers overcame another eighth-inning comeback by the Orioles and pulled out a 7-6 victory before 22,906 at Camden Yards. Young would have hit for the cycle had he not decided to stretch a double into a triple, when he delivered the game-winning hit in the ninth inning.
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By Roch Kubatko | March 21, 2001
Rating the players **** Brook Fordyce: Slams a ball off the scoreboard in right field after a run-scoring single in his first at-bat. Also shows he won't be such an easy mark behind the plate this year. Runners beware. Chris Richard: Just another typical afternoon for Richard, who looks poised for a breakthrough season. *** Brian Roberts: Enters the game just in time to make a huge impact. If Ed Rogers is the next A-Rod, who's this guy? * Sidney Ponson: Doesn't come close to building on his last appearance, when he limited Montreal to one unearned run and two hits in five innings.
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August 12, 1992
BaseballAmerican League -- Suspended Toronto Blue Jays P Todd Stottlemyre for five games for making contact with umpire Jim Joyce and shouting obscenities during an Aug. 5 game.Orioles -- Traded SS Juan Bell to the Philadelphia Phillies for IF Steve Scarsone, who was assigned to Triple-A Rochester. Designated P Jim Lewis (2-5, 4.70 ERA at Rochester) for assignment.Detroit Tigers -- Recalled and activated P Eric King from injury rehabilitation at Triple-A Toledo. Optioned P Buddy Groom (0-5, 5.82 ERA in 12 appearances)
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2001
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Johnson quietly celebrated a realized goal yesterday by taking a 20-minute jog in 100-degree heat inside Kauffman Stadium. Dripping wet and searching for his breath, Johnson allowed himself satisfaction from achieving the 10-win season many would have thought preposterous as he entered spring training, after his 1-10 calamity in 2000. Johnson's latest victory came in Monday's 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals in a game the Royals led 3-0 and mashed 15 hits. Johnson lasted 5 2/3 innings before handing the game to relievers B.J. Ryan, Willis Roberts, Alan Mills and Buddy Groom.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2002
PHILADELPHIA -- Through the interleague years, the Orioles have learned to appreciate Veterans Stadium for its consistency. It rains every day they're here, the same clusters of gnats congregate in the odorous dugout, and the same jeers greet whichever of the home team's marquee players falls out of favor. The Orioles also expect those same fans to change their bitter stances when the subject of their disapproval produces in the clutch. In an odd way, it's Philadelphia's way of staying consistent.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2001
Preferring experience to experimentation with the closer's role, the Orioles apparently are willing to give free agent Jason Isringhausen a four-year contract despite previous reservations over deals of that length for a pitcher. Syd Thrift, the Orioles' vice president of baseball operations, indicated that an offer could come today for Isringhausen, who is coming off a 34-save season with the Oakland Athletics. To stay in the running for him, the Orioles likely would have to include a fourth year to a total package worth around $28 million.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2001
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Another winter most likely will bring more changes to the Orioles' bullpen, perhaps with a veteran closer being added to the mix. There promises to be a shakeup after each season, though last year produced more of a tweaking than a complete overhaul. Take another look at the second-half numbers, however, and the bullpen doesn't appear to be such a liability. Before last night's meltdown against Tampa Bay, Orioles relievers had posted a 3.69 ERA over the second half, including 3.16 in August.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2003
Baseball teams play 162 of these things, so it's dangerous reading too much into Opening Day and the Orioles' 13-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians. Yesterday, a lot of fans around the country awoke to a baseball hangover. Red Sox Nation was screaming, "Closer by committee, my butt!" Yankees fans were still coming to grips with those images of Derek Jeter writhing in pain. Mets fans were wishing Tom Glavine had stayed in Atlanta, and Cincinnati fans were thinking, "New ballpark, same old Reds."
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2002
When the Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox in 14 innings on Saturday night, they mobbed Brook Fordyce for producing the game-winning hit, with teammates practically pummeling him in excitement over a job well done. Instead of basking in his own glory, Fordyce said the main credit belonged to the pitching staff, especially the bullpen, which had tossed eight scoreless innings. "That's why we're here with a victory," Fordyce said. In some ways, that game was a microcosm of the Orioles' season, with the bullpen serving as the backbone for the team's success - albeit pretty quietly.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2002
PHILADELPHIA -- Through the interleague years, the Orioles have learned to appreciate Veterans Stadium for its consistency. It rains every day they're here, the same clusters of gnats congregate in the odorous dugout, and the same jeers greet whichever of the home team's marquee players falls out of favor. The Orioles also expect those same fans to change their bitter stances when the subject of their disapproval produces in the clutch. In an odd way, it's Philadelphia's way of staying consistent.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | June 11, 2002
There was no Cal Ripken, and no Tony Gwynn. The schedule makers who finally changed interleague play this season waited one year too long for that. So last night's game at Camden Yards offered a showcase of two franchises trying to establish new identities for their fans, knowing they can't replace the irreplaceable. If there's one team that can identify with the Orioles' challenges this year without Ripken, it's the Padres, who are moving on without Gwynn, who made San Diego his home and never left during what surely was a Hall of Fame career.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2001
Preferring experience to experimentation with the closer's role, the Orioles apparently are willing to give free agent Jason Isringhausen a four-year contract despite previous reservations over deals of that length for a pitcher. Syd Thrift, the Orioles' vice president of baseball operations, indicated that an offer could come today for Isringhausen, who is coming off a 34-save season with the Oakland Athletics. To stay in the running for him, the Orioles likely would have to include a fourth year to a total package worth around $28 million.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2001
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Another winter most likely will bring more changes to the Orioles' bullpen, perhaps with a veteran closer being added to the mix. There promises to be a shakeup after each season, though last year produced more of a tweaking than a complete overhaul. Take another look at the second-half numbers, however, and the bullpen doesn't appear to be such a liability. Before last night's meltdown against Tampa Bay, Orioles relievers had posted a 3.69 ERA over the second half, including 3.16 in August.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2002
When the Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox in 14 innings on Saturday night, they mobbed Brook Fordyce for producing the game-winning hit, with teammates practically pummeling him in excitement over a job well done. Instead of basking in his own glory, Fordyce said the main credit belonged to the pitching staff, especially the bullpen, which had tossed eight scoreless innings. "That's why we're here with a victory," Fordyce said. In some ways, that game was a microcosm of the Orioles' season, with the bullpen serving as the backbone for the team's success - albeit pretty quietly.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2003
Baseball teams play 162 of these things, so it's dangerous reading too much into Opening Day and the Orioles' 13-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians. Yesterday, a lot of fans around the country awoke to a baseball hangover. Red Sox Nation was screaming, "Closer by committee, my butt!" Yankees fans were still coming to grips with those images of Derek Jeter writhing in pain. Mets fans were wishing Tom Glavine had stayed in Atlanta, and Cincinnati fans were thinking, "New ballpark, same old Reds."
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2001
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Johnson quietly celebrated a realized goal yesterday by taking a 20-minute jog in 100-degree heat inside Kauffman Stadium. Dripping wet and searching for his breath, Johnson allowed himself satisfaction from achieving the 10-win season many would have thought preposterous as he entered spring training, after his 1-10 calamity in 2000. Johnson's latest victory came in Monday's 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals in a game the Royals led 3-0 and mashed 15 hits. Johnson lasted 5 2/3 innings before handing the game to relievers B.J. Ryan, Willis Roberts, Alan Mills and Buddy Groom.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2001
The Orioles experienced their most searing pain of an otherwise overachieving season last night, collapsing in a 10-inning, 7-6 loss to the New York Mets. An oddly unbalanced bullpen surrendered six runs after starting pitcher Sidney Ponson left under confusing - if not conflicting - circumstances, and the club's most indispensible position player is possibly headed to the disabled list after suffering a dislocated shoulder. A game the Orioles controlled for six innings took 3:57 to end badly with Mets center fielder Tsuyushi Shinjo scoring catcher Mike Piazza with a two-out, opposite-field single off reliever Buddy Groom (1-2)
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