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By From Staff Reports | July 25, 1993
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Jose Mercedes allowed five hits over 8 2/3 innings and Rafael Chaves got the final out for his 15th save as the Bowie Baysox stopped the Binghamton Mets, 3-0, in a Double-A Eastern League game last night.Bowie took a 1-0 lead in the third when Jason Alstead drove in catcher Gregg Zaun. T. R. Lewis scored on Kyle Washington's groundout in the fourth for a 2-0 lead.Edgar Alfonzo's bases-empty home run to left center in the sixth closed out the scoring.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2001
BOSTON - Circumstances conspired against Jose Mercedes for much of this season, according to Jose Mercedes. If it wasn't the oversight of naming him the Orioles' No. 3 starter in spring training (bad mojo), it was his offense's inability to give him runs (bad luck) or even his inability to escape horrid innings (bad pitching). Last night, after receiving 17 days off for protection of his record, Mercedes became the beneficiary of happenstance in a 12-7 Orioles victory Only because rookie right-hander Josh Towers decided to backhand his right ring finger against the dugout phone in Toronto five days before did Mercedes receive his 29th start of the season.
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By Joe Strauss | April 21, 2000
At Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, Calif. Day Time TV Starters Tonight 10: 05 54, 50 Sidney Ponson (1-0, 3.27) vs. Omar Olivares (1-1, 4.50) Tomorrow 4: 05 54, 50 Jose Mercedes (1-0, 5.73) vs. Gil Heredia (1-1, 2.84) Sunday 8: 05 ESPN Jason Johnson (no record) vs. Mark Muldur (1-0, 6.00) Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM) Athletics update The A's entered last night's loss to the Indians on a four-game winning streak. They broke out Wednesday night with a 10-5 win after stumbling to a .227 average the previous eight games.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 10, 2001
SEATTLE - Jose Mercedes ended his cooling-off period yesterday by admitting he wasn't surprised by the Orioles' decision to bump him from the starting rotation for the rest of the season. At the same time, Mercedes expressed no remorse over rejecting the club's offer of a contract extension before his nightmarish 7-17 season began. "If they came to me today with the same offer, I would do it again," he said before yesterday's 6-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners. "No question in my mind." A pending free agent who won 11 games during last season's second half, Mercedes says he's willing to "gamble" he can rehabilitate his value by accepting a one-year contract this winter.
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By Joe Strauss | May 6, 2001
Willis Roberts -- UP --Finished April 4-0 with AL's second-best ERA. Is this guy for real? Detroit and Tampa Bay would say so. Warning-track power -- UP -- Amazing what another 7 feet can do to a ballpark. Camden Yards is playing large. Home runs are now a dime a half-dozen. Jose Mercedes -- DOWN -- At 0-5, he has gone where Scott Erickson traveled in 1999 and Jason Johnson in 2000. The big inning followed him for his first four losses; loose defense bothered him Wednesday. 40-man impatience -- DOWN -- VP of baseball ops Syd Thrift rushed Jorge Julio onto the major-league roster April 24. He was optioned seven days and two troubled outings later.
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By Roch Kubatko | March 23, 2000
Highlights and lowlights from the Orioles' 4-0 loss to the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. DOWN - The bats: They must have been left in storage in Fort Lauderdale. DOWN - Mike Bordick: Whiffed on a throw at second that should have begun a double play. Opened the door to four unearned runs. DOWN - Jason Johnson: Must be able to pitch out of trouble sometimes. And keep time from standing still. UP - Al Reyes: That's more like it. Something finally clicked. UP - Brady Anderson: OK. It was only minor-league camp.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2001
ARLINGTON, Texas - The question of whether Jose Mercedes is staying or going took on another dimension last night: Jose Mercedes as starter or reliever. Trying to preserve a worn bullpen, manager Mike Hargrove inserted Mercedes into the eighth inning of a 2-2 game last night, then watched the Texas Rangers ambush him for three runs to account for a 5-2 win. Mercedes, who has long chafed at bullpen duty, volunteered his services on Tuesday because of yesterday's doubleheader. He's still waiting for his reward.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2001
BOSTON - Circumstances conspired against Jose Mercedes for much of this season, according to Jose Mercedes. If it wasn't the oversight of naming him the Orioles' No. 3 starter in spring training (bad mojo), it was his offense's inability to give him runs (bad luck) or even his inability to escape horrid innings (bad pitching). Last night, after receiving 17 days off for protection of his record, Mercedes became the beneficiary of happenstance in a 12-7 Orioles victory Only because rookie right-hander Josh Towers decided to backhand his right ring finger against the dugout phone in Toronto five days before did Mercedes receive his 29th start of the season.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2001
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals tonight will celebrate the life and times of Cal Ripken at Kauffman Stadium, the latest place to embrace the retiring third baseman as one of its own. Ripken, ever the gracious guest, left his traditional parting gift last night. With the Orioles now picking on someone their own size, Ripken delivered his 10th home run four innings before smashing a sacrifice fly while starting pitcher Jose Mercedes (6-13) gave his most compelling performance of the season to gain his first road win since June 27 . The 4-1 win gave the Orioles their first three-game winning streak since June 17-19 and lifted their overall record to 48-67 . They rose to 32-36 against teams with losing records compared to 16-31 against winning teams.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | April 28, 2000
CHICAGO -- Mike Hargrove would have settled for six innings from his starting pitcher. He could watch for only five outs. A delicate situation grew worse yesterday when the Chicago White Sox punished the Orioles with a 13-4 beating before 14,768 at Comiskey Park. The Orioles completed a 2-4 road trip having lost three of four to the searing White Sox and wondering where their next positive start might come from. Jose Mercedes (2-1), buoyed enough by his previous start to joke about 20 wins, became the latest Orioles starter to suffer a season-worst experience when he was removed after allowing four runs, eight baserunners and needing 51 pitches to cover 1 2/3innings.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2001
SEATTLE - Jose Mercedes has made his last start as an Oriole. Manager Mike Hargrove confirmed before last night's game that last season's 14-game winner and second-half marvel will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season and rookie left-hander John Bale will be assigned his spot in the rotation. The move comes one day after Mercedes surrendered six runs in a three-inning start in Friday's 10-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The adjustment leaves the Orioles with three rookies - Bale, Josh Towers and Rick Bauer - in their rotation.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2001
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals tonight will celebrate the life and times of Cal Ripken at Kauffman Stadium, the latest place to embrace the retiring third baseman as one of its own. Ripken, ever the gracious guest, left his traditional parting gift last night. With the Orioles now picking on someone their own size, Ripken delivered his 10th home run four innings before smashing a sacrifice fly while starting pitcher Jose Mercedes (6-13) gave his most compelling performance of the season to gain his first road win since June 27 . The 4-1 win gave the Orioles their first three-game winning streak since June 17-19 and lifted their overall record to 48-67 . They rose to 32-36 against teams with losing records compared to 16-31 against winning teams.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2001
ANAHEIM, Calif. - It wasn't quite the road trip from hell, but seven games in six days in Texas and Anaheim will serve as reasonable facsimiles. With two games remaining in their harrowing month, the Orioles returned home this morning after last night's 1-0 victory over the Anaheim Angels to discover in the next 36 hours how they can fare traveling cross-country to play a postponement carrying nothing more than financial implications; who among them...
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2001
ARLINGTON, Texas - With a veteran clubhouse, what the Orioles have experienced for the past three weeks would be called a slump. With an inexperienced team celebrated for its first-half overachievement, a lost July may be nothing less than a hobbled bunch seeking its level. A mix of shoddy defense and bullpen intrigue combined last night to deal the Orioles a doubleheader loss to the Texas Rangers and drop their record to 42-59, second-worst in the American League. Two unearned runs permitted by three errors and 6 2/3 innings from a spindly right-hander christened Justin Duchscherer 24 years ago were enough for the Texas Rangers to leave the Orioles with a 6-5 loss in the first game of yesterday's doubleheader at The Ballpark in Arlington.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2001
ARLINGTON, Texas - The question of whether Jose Mercedes is staying or going took on another dimension last night: Jose Mercedes as starter or reliever. Trying to preserve a worn bullpen, manager Mike Hargrove inserted Mercedes into the eighth inning of a 2-2 game last night, then watched the Texas Rangers ambush him for three runs to account for a 5-2 win. Mercedes, who has long chafed at bullpen duty, volunteered his services on Tuesday because of yesterday's doubleheader. He's still waiting for his reward.
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By Joe Strauss | May 6, 2001
Willis Roberts -- UP --Finished April 4-0 with AL's second-best ERA. Is this guy for real? Detroit and Tampa Bay would say so. Warning-track power -- UP -- Amazing what another 7 feet can do to a ballpark. Camden Yards is playing large. Home runs are now a dime a half-dozen. Jose Mercedes -- DOWN -- At 0-5, he has gone where Scott Erickson traveled in 1999 and Jason Johnson in 2000. The big inning followed him for his first four losses; loose defense bothered him Wednesday. 40-man impatience -- DOWN -- VP of baseball ops Syd Thrift rushed Jorge Julio onto the major-league roster April 24. He was optioned seven days and two troubled outings later.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2001
SEATTLE - Jose Mercedes has made his last start as an Oriole. Manager Mike Hargrove confirmed before last night's game that last season's 14-game winner and second-half marvel will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season and rookie left-hander John Bale will be assigned his spot in the rotation. The move comes one day after Mercedes surrendered six runs in a three-inning start in Friday's 10-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The adjustment leaves the Orioles with three rookies - Bale, Josh Towers and Rick Bauer - in their rotation.
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By ROCH KUBATKO and ROCH KUBATKO,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2000
One month is in the books, and the Orioles aren't in turmoil or last place. Even yesterday's 8-4 loss to the Texas Rangers couldn't put a blemish on April. Around this time last year, the club was 6-16 and enduring daily speculation regarding Ray Miller's job status. Miller made it through the season. The Orioles barely did, staggering to the finish line while counting their blessings that Tampa Bay resided in the same division, freeing them of the cellar. They wake up this morning in second place, 1 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2001
Bad news, bad weather and bad early pitching followed the Cleveland Indians into Camden Yards last night. The combination handed the Orioles their worst day of a young season for reasons extending beyond an unsightly 8-1 loss before a small, early-exiting crowd of 28,679. Big-swinging Indians third baseman Russell Branyan made the outcome obvious with a sixth-inning grand slam into the visitors' bullpen off left-handed reliever B. J. Ryan. But a telling first inning by Orioles starter Jose Mercedes (0-3)
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