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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
TORONTO - Tuesday night's 9-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays marked the fifth time in the past six games that an Orioles starter has failed to go six full innings. When it comes to the Orioles' starting rotation, it's an increasingly common storyline, and it's forcing too much stress on the team's bullpen. We've seen this before. It happened last year. It was a point of emphasis in structuring the team in the offseason. But now, it's happening again. After Tuesday's game, manager Buck Showalter said the Orioles aren't alone, that it's been a struggle throughout the league for starters.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Of the 12 Johns Hopkins players who have caught passes thus far, more than half of them are wide receivers. In fact, the top four in receptions and yards are wideouts. But in just four games, sophomores Quinn Donaldson and Bradley Munday have emerged as senior quarterback Braden Anderson's favorite targets. The 6-foot, 190-pound Donaldson leads the No. 10 Blue Jays (4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Centennial Conference) in catches (18), yards (301) and receiving touchdowns (three)
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By Jeff Zrebiec | August 30, 2012
The Ravens won't put out an official list of inactives tonight before their preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams, but most of their starters will not play. Quarterback Joe Flacco , running back Ray Rice , center Matt Birk , linebackers Ray Lewis and Jameel McClain and safeties Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard are on the lengthy list of Ravens' starters who are not expected to suit up tonight. Not only does head coach John Harbaugh not want to risk any injuries to starters with the Sept.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
With a string of No. 1 hits at country radio in recent years, Jake Owen has earned the right to steer his career. So when it came to designing the set of his Days of Gold Tour this year, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter filled the stage with tiki bars, nautical ropes and palm trees. Owen wanted it to look like Riverside Cafe - a bar located on the Indian River in his hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. - for sentimental reasons, and not just because they cook “a good fish sandwich.” “It's the place that really embraced me when I started playing guitar,” Owen said on the phone recently from Missouri while on the road.
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By Edward Lee | September 21, 2012
Six starters practiced fully Friday and are listed as probable for Sunday night's contest against the New England Patriots. Cornerback Lardarius Webb (knee), strong safety Bernard Pollard (bruised ribs), inside linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) and defensive end Pernell McPhee (right knee) were upgraded from limited to full participation Friday. Left tackle Michael Oher (ankle) and outside linebacker Paul Kruger (back spasms) practiced fully for the second consecutive day. Offensive tackle Jah Reid returned to practice after being sidelined since August when he re-aggravated a strained right calf.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1998
Five players on Broadneck's undefeated football team have been suspended for at least one game after alleged violations of the Anne Arundel County conduct code for student athletes.One of the players said some of the suspensions were for the remainder of the season. The violations occurred before and during the school's homecoming dance Saturday."This whole thing is very unfortunate, and we have a conference at school [today]," said Ken Eslin, who confirmed that his son, junior quarterback Ryan Eslin, has been suspended for at least one game.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | July 2, 1994
He doesn't have the best pitching staff in the American League, but Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove is doing his part to develop durable starters.With veteran Dennis Martinez as his resident example, and a highly flammable bullpen as his nightly nightmare, Hargrove has resorted to the only tactic available to him. He's pushing his starting pitchers to the limit, and sometimes beyond.The statistics haven't always been pretty, but the results have been good enough to get the Indians to the top of the AL Central Division.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | June 12, 1992
DETROIT -- Having passed the one-third mark of the season, Orioles manager Johnny Oates has indicated he will be a little more cautious with his starting pitchers.A question was raised after Rick Sutcliffe left Wednesday night's 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox after seven innings and 103 pitches. Oates had given the veteran right-hander every chance to finish what he started in his previous 13 starts."We'll be watching them [the starters] a little closer now," said Oates. "We want to keep them sharp, and I'd like to stay away from those 135- to 140-pitch games."
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | April 17, 1994
One of the nastier side effects of the evolution of the closer in baseball is the change in the mental philosophy of starting pitchers. Call it the six-inning syndrome.Instead of being prepared physically and mentally to go the distance, starters too often settle for completing two-thirds of the job. That's one of the reasons for the fixation with the 100-pitch mark, the point at which starting pitchers are expected to cease being effective."If I can get my team into the seventh or eighth inning with a chance to win, I've done my job," has become a commonplace quote.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | March 22, 1999
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- So far, so good. No warts on any pitching hands. No career- threatening neck and shoulder injuries. No line drives caroming off foreheads.The Orioles' starting pitchers are cruising through a spring season as uneventful and effective as last year was calamitous."I'd say we're due," said former pitching coach Mike Flanagan, temporarily in uniform these days as a spring instructor.Sure, it's way too early to get excited. Grapefruit League innings pitched against obscure opponents wearing offensive linemen's numbers are hardly a meaningful barometer.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 27, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Maryland starting cornerback Alvin Hill had knee surgery Thursday and will miss the rest of the season, becoming the latest Terp to be ruled out for the rest of the year due to injury. Hill suffered a torn PCL during the Terps' win over Syracuse last week. Including Hill, Maryland has lost five players to season-ending injuries since the season began Aug. 30. Senior Jeremiah Johnson will take over for Hill as the starting cornerback opposite Will Likely.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
TORONTO - The starting lineup the Orioles fielded in Friday night's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre was missing 98 homers and 304 RBIs. Without Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones, Steve Pearce and J.J. Hardy, the Orioles were minus a significant amount of offensive punch. In Saturday's 4 p.m. game, expect to see Nick Markakis and Alejandro De Aza taking their day of rest. And expect Orioles manager Buck Showalter to begin using the bullpen en masse behind left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
NEW YORK - As the final week of the regular season begins, the Orioles' postseason pitching plan is becoming clearer. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Monday's series opener against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium that he plans to use four starters in the American League Division Series. Right-hander Chris Tillman is on turn to start with one extra day of rest in the Orioles' series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Friday, which also puts him in line to start Game 1 of the ALDS on Oct. 2, also on one extra day of rest.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
In his first year as Johns Hopkins' starting quarterback, Braden Anderson might be expected to show some nerves and play with some hesitancy. But that hasn't been the case, according to coach Jim Margraff. “I think he's always been comfortable,” Margraff said of his senior signal caller. “I think Braden has a ton of confidence, and I think the guys have a ton of confidence in him. He's been at ease at the position, and he's been unflappable even when things aren't going well.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- By the end of last weekend's game against West Virginia, Maryland was depleted enough that the Terrapins were primarily using backups at inside linebacker and a scout team player at outside linebacker. The Terps might get outside linebackers Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil and Matt Robinson back for Saturday's game against Syracuse. Inside linebacker L.A. Goree might play as well. But all four of Maryland's starting linebackers have dealt with injuries during the early part of the season, and it is possible the Terps will again have to rely heavily on backup players when Maryland plays a Syracuse team that ran for 289 yards in a 40-3 win over Central Michigan last week.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been shuffling his pitching staff all season. If he can find a way to get a starter some rest or bring an extra pitcher into the bullpen for a day or two, he'll do it. The obvious result is that his relievers, for the most part, have maintained their health while pitching effectively. Heading into Saturday's game against the New York Yankees, Orioles relievers had the fourth-best ERA in the American League and sixth-most innings pitched. Only closer Zach Britton was among the league's top 10 in appearances, with 66. Darren O'Day was tied for 25th, with 62, and neither pitched in Saturday's 3-2 loss.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | June 12, 1992
DETROIT -- Having passed the one-third mark of the season, '' Orioles manager Johnny Oates has indicated he'll be a little more cautious with his starting pitchers.A question was raised after Rick Sutcliffe left Wednesday night's 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox after seven innings and 103 pitches. Oates had given the veteran right-hander every chance to finish what he started in his previous 13 starts."We'll be watching them [the starters] a little closer now," said Oates. "We want to keep them sharp, and I'd like to stay away from those 135- to 140-pitch games."
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By RICK MAESE | May 2, 2007
A year ago today, the Orioles stood at the .500 crossroads one last time. They lost the next night's game and would plod through the rest of the season, dragging a losing record behind the entire way. This year, with nearly a week remaining before their next Tampa Bay Devil Rays game, the Orioles have already stumbled into reality. Once again, they don't appear to have the pitching to compete, no matter how diluted the American League East is looking.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
When : Friday, 6:30 p.m. Coaches: Chad McCormick, Old Mill; Chuck Markiewicz, Arundel Last meeting: Arundel won, 25-22, last season KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH Old Mill: LB-WR Noah Fitzgerald, Sr., RB/LB Donovan Franklin, Sr.; QB Brady Ludwig, Sr.; LB/FB Malik Hicks, Sr.; QB David Marrocco, Jr.; RB Pete Boone, Jr.; DB/RB Quran Mottenon, Sr. Arundel: QB Anthony Messenger, Sr.; RB Larry Barnes, Jr.; LB Diondre Wallace,...
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has settled on his rotation for the four-game, three-day series against the New York Yankees this weekend, and it will be a mix of the current starters. Tuesday's starter against the Toronto Blue Jays will be a bit of a wild card, though. Kevin Gausman will start Friday's afternoon game against the Yankees, and Bud Norris will pitch the nightcap of the doubleheader. Miguel Gonzalez will start Saturday afternoon, and Chris Tillman gets the assignment for Sunday night's nationally televised game.
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