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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
SALISBURY -- Hunter Harvey, the Orioles' 19-year-old pitching prospect, dealt with the pitfalls of being a young strikeout pitcher in Low-A ball Sunday when he was pulled after four innings in Delmarva's 5-2 win over Kannapolis at Perdue Stadium. Harvey's high pitch count cut short an outing that saw him mow down the Intimidators early, and cut what had the potential to be special start short for the right-hander. “When you're a strikeout pitcher, you're going to have a high pitch count," Delmarva manager Ryan Minor said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After recording back-to-back outings of seven or more innings for the first time in his career on Saturday afternoon, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman was proud he was able to get that deep in the game despite walking four batters. “That's pretty rare if you can walk that many guys and get away with it,” Gausman said. “More than anything, that's what I was happy about, that I just kept my pitch count down other than those couple of at-bats that kind of got away from me. “Other than that, I felt like I was getting ahead of hitters pretty well, and I think it's always good when you can get 100 pitches in back-to-back starts as a young guy. I think that's good, and I think it kind of builds that arm strength.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1999
Yesterday, Sidney Ponson took the best that the Kansas City Royals can give these days. He absorbed it, then shrugged and kept moving in a manner now common for the second-year Oriole from Aruba.During the Orioles' 2-1 win, Ponson made further steps toward designation as the daredevil of his team's pitching staff while recording his third complete game, tops in the American League.In three separate innings, there were starts that spelled doom, but Ponson was still out there throwing on pitch 129 -- in the mid-to-high 90s, no less -- skull-and-crossbones territory in today's baseball.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will be limited to 75 pitches per outing this season -- no matter where he ends up, manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday. But that pitch count doesn't preclude him from joining the Orioles at some point this season or even starting games at the major league level. “No, some people actually throw six innings with 75 pitches, too,” Showalter said. Bundy, 21, is recovering from Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June and has pitched in four minor league games this season.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1998
Ordinarily the recent exile of Doug Drabek, the disturbing degree of difficulty encountered last Thursday by Jimmy Key and nagging questions surrounding the health and effectiveness Scott Kamieniecki would leave a manager few options and even less reason for optimism.However, bolstered by Friday's acquisition of Juan Guzman from Toronto, the Orioles still see a way to make a run for the AL wild card.Reluctant to commit publicly, manager Ray Miller concedes that adopting a four-man rotation for the season's final weeks is an option if the Orioles can first pare the 9 1/2 -game gulf that separates them from the Boston Red Sox, who now lead the wild-card race.
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April 11, 2007
On the use of pitch counts in baseball In today's game, the pitch count can be a little overemphasized - 100 pitches seems to be the cut line for most pitchers these days. I think it's viable in a number of instances, but there are also a number of variables that go into whether it's useful or not. In Japan, pitch count means nothing. A pitcher will be removed only if he is getting roughed up or he is tired.
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By DAVID SELIG and DAVID SELIG,SUN REPORTER | July 10, 2006
BOWIE -- Hayden Penn left no doubt about his arm strength last night in a rehabilitation start for the Double-A Bowie Baysox at Prince George's Stadium. The 21-year-old right-hander buzzed a 96 mph fastball down the middle on his first pitch, then broke the webbing of catcher Raul Chavez's mitt on the second. But Penn's command was shaky in his first appearance since going on the disabled list May 23 after an emergency appendectomy. He walked two batters and surrendered a two-run home run in a 35-pitch first inning, then exited after a 1-2-3 second that left him close to his pitch count of 50. "I was a little off and wasn't in sync, but that's going to come with pitching more," Penn said after throwing 43 pitches in a no-decision against Harrisburg, which fell to Bowie, 10-7.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
As he has most nights this season, Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen pitched well enough to give the Orioles a chance to win Saturday night against Boston. Chen lasted just 5 1/3 innings but held the Red Sox to three runs on nine hits, striking out five and walking one in the Orioles' 6-5 win over Boston. Chen left the game with a 4-3 lead, a runner on second and one out in the sixth. Josh Stinson escaped the sixth, but allowed two runs (one unearned) in the seventh. The Orioles regained the lead on Steve Pearce's two-run double in the eighth.
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By Stephen Whyno and Stephen Whyno,Sun reporter | April 15, 2007
Jeremy Guthrie, who will start today's series finale against the Kansas City Royals, said he doesn't need to change anything in his approach. "My goals always are to try to get ahead early and make them put it in play," Guthrie said. "So that's what I'll try and do to hopefully give the team the most innings I can with [a] limited pitch count - just because of not having started and not having built up a huge pitch count." Manager Sam Perlozzo said he would like Guthrie to pitch five innings, calling a six-inning effort a "blessing."
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By Mike Dowd and Mike Dowd,Special to The Sun | May 26, 1991
ORONO, Maine -- Towson State's bid to earn a berth in the College World Series ended yesterday, thanks to a winning gamble by the University of Maine.Maine coach John Winkin gambled that senior relief pitcher Rob Higgins was capable of making his third career start and first in two seasons. Higgins, normally a closer, responded with a six-hit shutout to carry Maine to an 8-0 win and eliminate the Tigers from the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament's Northeast Regional."When I heard Higgins was going to pitch, I looked at hi numbers and saw he hadn't started and apparently he hadn't gone too many innings," said Towson coach Mike Gottlieb, whose team finished 28-23-1 overall and 1-2 in the regional.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
SALISBURY -- Hunter Harvey, the Orioles' 19-year-old pitching prospect, dealt with the pitfalls of being a young strikeout pitcher in Low-A ball Sunday when he was pulled after four innings in Delmarva's 5-2 win over Kannapolis at Perdue Stadium. Harvey's high pitch count cut short an outing that saw him mow down the Intimidators early, and cut what had the potential to be special start short for the right-hander. “When you're a strikeout pitcher, you're going to have a high pitch count," Delmarva manager Ryan Minor said.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
It's late May, but Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez pitched like it was early April. Jimenez labored through four innings Saturday against the Cleveland Indians, his shortest outing of the year, matching season-worst marks with five runs allowed and five walks. “It looks like I'm just missing a little bit of the strike zone,” said Jimenez, who finished with 99 pitches, 55 of them strikes. “I'm not that far away, but I'm missing and falling behind the count and getting myself into trouble.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Ten starts into his Orioles career, the organization is still trying to figure out which Ubaldo Jimenez they signed. At times, Jimenez has been dominating, as he was during a three-start stretch this month. But when he's struggled, it hasn't been pretty. Such was the case on Saturday afternoon, when Jimenez labored through his shortest start of the season against his former team as the Orioles were on the short side of a 9-0 drubbing - their most lopsided loss of the season --  at the hands of the Cleveland Indians in front of an announced 36,873 at Camden Yards.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
When Kevin Gausman made his major league debut last year with the Orioles, he was welcomed as the latest in a line of saviors to come to Baltimore from the farm system. Gausman's numbers weren't in line with that, though, and as he makes his 2014 debut Wednesday, there's nowhere near the fanfare we experienced last year. That doesn't much matter to Gausman, who will face a relentless Detroit Tigers lineup. Miguel Gonzalez, who is being held in reserve in case Chris Tillman or Bud Norris can't make their next start, will piggyback Gausman.
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By Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman dominated the Detroit Tigers on June 2, 2013, allowing just one run in six innings en route to a 4-2 win. On Wednesday, though, the Tigers got the best of Gausman in his first start of the season. The right-hander gave up five earned runs in four innings as Detroit (24-12) jumped out to a 5-0 lead and went on to beat the Orioles (20-18), 7-5, in the series finale at Camden Yards. “I wasn't too thrilled with it,” Gausman said. “I thought I did some good things early on. As the game progressed, my fastball started going up in the zone.” Gausman said his splitter wasn't as good as it has been lately, which upset him more than anything else.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't naming his rotation for the upcoming series on the road against the Kansas City Royals until he gets a better feel for a whole lot of variables. This much was gleaned during Showalter's pregame media session Tuesday. Right-hander Kevin Gausman, 23, will make his 2014 Orioles debut Wednesday afternoon against the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards. Gausman, who came off the minor league disabled list Saturday to pitch for Triple-A Norfolk , is considered 100 percent and doesn't have a strict pitch count, although the Orioles will monitor how stressful his innings are. “He's ready to go tomorrow.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2013
For the fourth consecutive time this season, Orioles starter Jake Arrieta couldn't make it to the sixth inning. Arrieta allowed five runs, all of them earned, against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. He was pulled from the game with the Orioles leading, 4-3, in the top of the fifth inning at Camden Yards. The Dodgers had runners on the corners and no outs when he left. Those two runners scored after T.J. McFarland entered the game, but they were credited to Arrieta, who is in line for the loss if the Orioles don't erase this one-run lead.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
It depends on which line you want to consider before truly assessing Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta's performance in the club's 5-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Arrieta's pitching line wasn't pretty: He lasted only five innings for the third consecutive start in this young season. He walked five, gave up three hits and threw 112 pitches, only 63 of them for strikes. Then there's the silver lining: Arrieta allowed just one run, thanks, in part, to his seven strikeouts.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Tuesday was a busy day at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold saw his first simulated game action in several weeks, making five plate appearances in a simulated game on the Camden Yards field at the complex.  Reimold tracked pitches in his first at-bat, then hit a looper to right field in his second plate appearance. Reimold hit a scorcher up the middle in his third at-bat, then drew a walk and hit a ball that would have been a groundout to shortstop.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
There are no apparent slots in the Orioles starting rotation, but pitching prospects Kevin Gausman  and Mike Wright are off to hot starts for Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman, who is simultaneously being stretched out as a starter in the minors and kept on a strict pitch count to save him for later in the season, is rightfully seen by many as the solution to whatever rotation issues may come. In 21 1/3 innings over five starts, Gausman has struck out 20 hitters and walked 11, en route to a 2.53 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.
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