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July 12, 2010
Ty Wigginton, the Baltimore Oriole representative at Tuesday's Major League All-Star baseball game, tries hard. We like that. He is our guy in Anaheim. Naysayers might complain that a player who is hitting a mere .252 should not be an All Star. To this, we say: Our guy happens to be in the right place at the right time. Baseball has adopted a "big-tent" approach to All Star membership, and every club gets at least one player sent to the game. Mr. Wigginton is Baltimore's man. Nothing wrong with that.
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By Matt Vensel | February 28, 2011
Mark Reynolds hit a grand slam in his first at-bat with the Orioles on Sunday. Sure, it came in a meaningless intrasquad scrimmage, but Orioles fans are hoping his home run was a sign of things to come once Opening Day rolls around in April. The Orioles third baseman, acquired from the Diamondbacks in an offseason trade, put 76 long balls into the bleachers the past two seasons, including a career-high 44 in 2009. Meanwhile, Luke Scott led the Orioles with 27 home runs last season, and Ty Wigginton was the only other Orioles hitter to top 20 home runs (Wiggy had 22)
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By Childs Walker | April 25, 2009
BALK! As part of his unraveling in the third inning, Rangers starting pitcher Vicente Padilla balked in a run with two outs. Aubrey Huff, who had just doubled in two runs, scored to give the Orioles a 3-1 lead. BRUSH THIS Two pitches after Padilla nearly beaned Brian Roberts with a high fastball, Roberts drove his first home run of the season onto the flag court in right field. BLOWN OPPORTUNITY After Roberts homered in the fifth inning, the Orioles loaded the bases with one out. Ty Wigginton and Luke Scott flied out, letting Padilla off the hook and leaving the game within reach at 4-1. ON DECK The Orioles will host the second of four games against the Rangers at 7:05 p.m Saturday.
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By The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2010
Matt Garza's vow that he would "shove it down" the Orioles' throats Friday night proved to be more rhetoric than reality. The Tampa Bay Rays starter's performance was more of a gentle nudge, yet it was still plenty good enough to quiet an Orioles team that continues to struggle against the American League East. Garza allowed one earned run in 52/3 innings as the Rays dealt the Orioles their third straight defeat, a listless 4-1 decision in front of an announced 13,507 at Camden Yards.
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By Matt Vensel | February 28, 2011
Mark Reynolds hit a grand slam in his first at-bat with the Orioles on Sunday. Sure, it came in a meaningless intrasquad scrimmage, but Orioles fans are hoping his home run was a sign of things to come once Opening Day rolls around in April. The Orioles third baseman, acquired from the Diamondbacks in an offseason trade, put 76 long balls into the bleachers the past two seasons, including a career-high 44 in 2009. Meanwhile, Luke Scott led the Orioles with 27 home runs last season, and Ty Wigginton was the only other Orioles hitter to top 20 home runs (Wiggy had 22)
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | July 9, 2009
When George Sherrill took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve another improbable Orioles win, his first baseman was Luke Scott, who had played one inning at the position in his major league career. Ty Wigginton was at shortstop, a position that he's never started a game at in his career, and Brian Roberts was at second base after he wasn't supposed to be in the game at all due to a 10-day battle with an upper-respiratory infection. The Orioles pulled out all the stops Wednesday to win a game that they probably had no business winning.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | June 17, 2009
Ty Wigginton had his best game of the season Sunday, blasting two homers for the first time in 2009. On Tuesday, the Orioles' first game since their Sunday blowout victory over the Atlanta Braves, Wigginton found himself out of the lineup again. Such is life for a reserve player, a concept Wigginton is still getting used to. "This is all new for me. I've always been the guy who not only played more than one position but as long as I was healthy I played every day," Wigginton said. "So adjusting is pretty much the hardest part."
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | April 18, 2009
BOSTON - Orioles utility player Ryan Freel met with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail before Wednesday's game in Texas to discuss his role with the club. Freel, who was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds this offseason in the Ramon Hernandez trade, started in Friday's series opener against the Boston Red Sox, just his second start in 10 games. He acknowledged that he has struggled to adapt to being a full-time reserve. "I'm a very impatient person," said Freel, who entered Friday's game 1-for-9 with three walks.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2010
At age 9, Ty Wigginton was playing Little League baseball under his father's tutelage when a manager from an advanced level asked whether the boy could be moved up. About halfway through the season, after seeing his son handle his age group with ease, Don Wigginton relented, and young Ty joined the 11- and 12-year-olds. The following season, Don Wigginton decided to manage one of the older teams, but Ty was already on a roster, so he had to trade two 12-year-old All-Stars to get his son onto his team.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,peter.schmuck@baltsun.com | May 14, 2009
The Orioles optioned reliever Bob McCrory back to Triple-A Norfolk and will recall outfielder Nolan Reimold in the wake of injuries to outfielder Adam Jones and designated hitter Luke Scott. Reimold, who is batting .394 with nine homers and 27 RBIs in 31 games, will join the Orioles in Kansas City on Thursday. Manager Dave Trembley said after the Orioles' 8-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night that he had not had time to consider just how Reimold will be used. "I haven't thought that far ahead," Trembley said.
NEWS
July 12, 2010
Ty Wigginton, the Baltimore Oriole representative at Tuesday's Major League All-Star baseball game, tries hard. We like that. He is our guy in Anaheim. Naysayers might complain that a player who is hitting a mere .252 should not be an All Star. To this, we say: Our guy happens to be in the right place at the right time. Baseball has adopted a "big-tent" approach to All Star membership, and every club gets at least one player sent to the game. Mr. Wigginton is Baltimore's man. Nothing wrong with that.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2010
At age 9, Ty Wigginton was playing Little League baseball under his father's tutelage when a manager from an advanced level asked whether the boy could be moved up. About halfway through the season, after seeing his son handle his age group with ease, Don Wigginton relented, and young Ty joined the 11- and 12-year-olds. The following season, Don Wigginton decided to manage one of the older teams, but Ty was already on a roster, so he had to trade two 12-year-old All-Stars to get his son onto his team.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2010
Ty Wigginton's name is beginning to pop up in trade rumors from Southern California to New York, but he's not campaigning for a trade. In fact, the veteran infielder would prefer staying in Baltimore if the alternative is going elsewhere to be a little-used bench player. "If I were to go somewhere, I'd want it to be somewhere I could contribute," Wigginton said. "But I love the city of Baltimore, and I love playing here for these fans." Wigginton, who is a free agent at season's end, has started 52 of 57 games in 2010 for the Orioles, including 32 at second base and 13 at first.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2010
Orioles third baseman Miguel Tejada stood motionless in the bottom of the seventh inning, his glove hanging by his side, his eyes fixed on the giant video board in center field that offered a reminder of the miscue he had just made. It was Tejada who said after the Orioles' loss Sunday in Toronto that all the blame being showered on manager Dave Trembley was misdirected and it was the players who needed to step up and turn this season around. Tuesday night would have been a good time to start, but instead, the Orioles continued their habit of finding painful ways to lose games.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2010
In a baseball season that has started out more dreadfully than any other in Baltimore in 21 years, there is a constant yearning to find the moment when things turn around and the Orioles transform from major league doormat to the regularly scheduled programming of muted expectations and improving mediocrity. In that context, perhaps the silver lining of this deflating Orioles start emerged Saturday, when their beleaguered offense erupted, their previously deposed young starter recorded a win and their biggest bullies on the block, the Boston Red Sox, fell apart in a 12-9 Orioles win before an announced 35,164 at Camden Yards.
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By Dan Connolly | dan.connolly@baltsun.com | April 14, 2010
A standout pitching performance from the youngest gun on staff, a pinch-hit, game-tying shot in the late innings and two homers from a reserve infielder are usually enough to bring comfort to a scuffling team and a disgruntled fan base. But not in this early season, not for an Orioles team that simply can't churn out a victory, even when they seemingly play well. Tuesday's 8-6 loss in 10 innings to the Tampa Bay Rays was the Orioles' fifth straight defeat -- all at home, and most in heartbreaking style.
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