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April 24, 2007
What is your fondest memory of playing in Oakland? Just getting in the playoffs. That's why we play this game. Getting to the playoffs and having a chance to do something in the playoffs is probably the best memory you can get.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | August 31, 2008
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz didn't want to hear about Rocco Baldelli's game-winning ninth-inning double, or the Tampa Bay Rays' latest walkoff victory. In fact, Kranitz was in no mood for just about anything, including excuses from a pitching staff that is struggling to execute the most fundamental part of its job. In a deflating 10-9 defeat yesterday that ended when Carlos Pena scored all the way from first base on Baldelli's one-out double off Rocky Cherry, Orioles pitchers walked nine batters and hit three more.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC | March 6, 2007
The Orioles signed Jay Payton, who hit .296 last season for the Oakland Athletics with 10 home runs and 59 RBIs, to a two-year, $9.5 million deal in December. Payton, 34, is with his sixth organization after stints with the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox and the A's. He'll likely play all three outfield positions for the Orioles. What are your impressions of the team after the first couple of weeks? -- It's been awesome so far. It's a great bunch of guys.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter | August 6, 2008
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Orioles' worst fears were confirmed yesterday with the news that center fielder Adam Jones has a fractured left foot, an injury that could end his impressive first season with the club. Jones, who was injured Saturday when he fouled a pitch from the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez off his foot, will wear a walking boot and be on crutches for the next two weeks before having another CT scan performed on his foot. "I think he's looking at a minimum of four weeks out," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said.
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May 3, 2006
Phillies bullpen Its ERA fell to 1.35 over the past 12 games. Jay Payton Athletics outfielder He is hitting .192 with no walks and two RBIs in 73 plate appearances.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | March 21, 2008
Befuddled birds Changing teams and leagues didn't make Johan Santana any less imposing to the Orioles. The two-time Cy Young Award winner tossed six scoreless innings last night, scattering five hits, walking one and striking out seven. He fanned Luke Scott three times, twice looking, and catcher Guillermo Quiroz twice. Santana threw 87 pitches and left to a loud ovation after retiring Jay Payton to end the sixth and strand Aubrey Huff. Huff and Scott Moore singled twice against Santana, who held on to a 2-0 lead, and Luis Hernandez doubled.
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August 23, 2002
Who's hot Jay Payton of the Rockies is batting .408 with four homers and 15 RBIs since being ac quired from the Mets on July 31. Who's not The Mets have dropped 16 of 19 since July 31 to fall into last place in the National League East. Line of the day Manny Ramirez, Red Sox OF AB R H RBI HR 4 3 4 6 2 Line of the day Randy Wolf, Phillies P AB R H RBI HR 8 0 4 4 7 On deck Greg Maddux and Odalis Perez are on the mound as the Braves visit the wildcard chasing Dodgers. He said it "He has more wins than walks, for God's sake.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | April 2, 2007
Remember when the big debate in spring training was whether the Orioles would keep one or two left-handed re lievers? Well, the answer was "C." They kept three, including Brian Burres, whose appeal is his ability to go more than one inning. With Jaret Wright and Steve Trachsel racking up high pitch counts in exhibition games and Adam Loe wen still an unknown, the Orioles wanted an extra "long" reliever to pair with Jeremy Guthrie. Burres fits that role much better than Todd Williams, because he used to be a starter in the minors.
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By BILL ORDINE | July 19, 2008
Clearly, it's unwise to let a short-term turn - good or bad - dictate long-term strategy, but the Orioles' slide that began just after the Fourth of July and has landed them in last place in the American League East is indicative that the current roster is not going to be the one that makes this franchise a contender in a year or two or three. The O's have had their moments this year and have showed some tenacity, but outfielder Jay Payton put it well after a 6-5 home loss to Detroit on Thursday night when he said, "We've got to play perfect baseball."
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | April 9, 2007
NEW YORK -- Still feeling some discomfort in his left side, Orioles starting catcher Ramon Hernandez, who has has not played this season, was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday. The move was retroactive to March 31, meaning Hernandez won't be eligible to come off the disabled list until Sunday against the Kansas City Royals, the final day of a seven-game homestand which begins today. Hernandez and Jay Payton, who is on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, were expected to travel to the club's minor league complex in Sarasota, Fla., yesterday to begin rehabilitation programs.
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By BILL ORDINE | July 19, 2008
Clearly, it's unwise to let a short-term turn - good or bad - dictate long-term strategy, but the Orioles' slide that began just after the Fourth of July and has landed them in last place in the American League East is indicative that the current roster is not going to be the one that makes this franchise a contender in a year or two or three. The O's have had their moments this year and have showed some tenacity, but outfielder Jay Payton put it well after a 6-5 home loss to Detroit on Thursday night when he said, "We've got to play perfect baseball."
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | April 7, 2008
Of all the sights that caught the attention of Orioles manager Dave Trembley yesterday, none was more pleasing than Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre moving to the top step of the visitors' dugout after the eighth inning and extending a hand to starting pitcher Felix Hernandez. It was a casual gesture that easily could have gone unnoticed if it didn't have such a pronounced impact on the game. Hernandez had gone from brilliant to finished. And so, too, did the Mariners, though they weren't yet aware of it. Shut out until the ninth, the Orioles completed a three-run rally when light-hitting shortstop Luis Hernandez lined a single off reliever Mark Lowe with two outs to score Jay Payton and provide a 3-2 victory before an announced 19,215 at Camden Yards.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | March 26, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It has been this way for a while now for Jay Payton. He reports to spring training and has to battle a new acquisition or some young hot shot for a starting job or for at-bats. The Orioles outfielder would have been perfectly fine with that this spring. He's 35 years old, and he's coming off a season where he hit just .256 and had seven homers and 58 RBIs in 434 at-bats. But he says he still felt he deserved an opportunity to compete for a starting spot. "Last year, I felt like when I came in, I knew if I had a good spring, that I might be able to win a job," Payton said.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | March 21, 2008
Befuddled birds Changing teams and leagues didn't make Johan Santana any less imposing to the Orioles. The two-time Cy Young Award winner tossed six scoreless innings last night, scattering five hits, walking one and striking out seven. He fanned Luke Scott three times, twice looking, and catcher Guillermo Quiroz twice. Santana threw 87 pitches and left to a loud ovation after retiring Jay Payton to end the sixth and strand Aubrey Huff. Huff and Scott Moore singled twice against Santana, who held on to a 2-0 lead, and Luis Hernandez doubled.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | March 7, 2008
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On the morning before Daniel Cabrera's second spring start, Orioles manager Dave Trembley predicted that his enigmatic right-hander would "have a big season this year." "I've been saying this: If he repeats his delivery and commands his fastball, everything is going to come for him," Trembley said. The Orioles have been waiting for Cabrera to take the next step in his development since he won 12 games as a rookie in 2004. But his inconsistency has been maddening, often from start to start.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | March 4, 2008
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Technically, they are fighting for the same role: the Orioles' vacant fifth starter job. But Brian Burres and Matt Albers, who each threw two innings in yesterday's 4-4 tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers, aren't concerned if they don't end up with the coveted spot. Both just want to head north with the team at the end of the month - and both could, as relievers instead of starters. "Just making the major leagues is my goal," Albers, 25, said. "Wherever I can help the team, that is where I'd go. I want to be a starter.
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By SEAN GENTILLE | June 14, 2007
Confusion at first The Orioles caught a break in the fourth inning when the Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman was called out after reaching first base on an errant throw by shortstop Miguel Tejada. Tejada fielded Zimmerman's leadoff grounder cleanly, but his throw sailed over the head of first baseman Kevin Millar. Zimmerman reached the bag safely, but Millar tagged him out after he appeared to turn toward second base. Orioles starter Steve Trachsel retired Dmitri Young and Ryan Church to close out the inning.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2007
Jeremy Guthrie could have packed his belongings and returned to his Las Vegas home, his body aching and his pride a little bruised. The 2007 season brought enough personal achievements to satisfy most rookie pitchers, even as it threatened to end sooner than the schedule dictated. There wasn't much reason for Guthrie to keep pushing himself as the Orioles tried to avoid last place, except he wanted to take the ball one more time before letting go. A strained oblique kept Guthrie off the mound for nearly three weeks, but he fought through the pain until the muscle healed, convinced manager Dave Trembley that he shouldn't be shut down and gave the Orioles five innings last night, along with some much-needed stability for their rotation, in an 8-5 victory over Toronto at Camden Yards.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | September 2, 2007
BOSTON -- Kevin Millar reminded reporters all spring that lineup forecasting was pointless, because "things have a way of working themselves out." Millar was expected to be the odd man out this season, losing at-bats in the first base, designated hitter and left-field shuffle to Jay Gibbons, Jay Payton and Aubrey Huff. However, all he's done is become the club's everyday first baseman and a fixture in the middle of the lineup. He entered last night's game with 449 plate appearances. He signed a one-year $2.75 million deal this offseason with a 2008 guaranteed option that will vest at 475 plate appearances.
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