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December 19, 2006
Good morning --Vernon Wells-- With that contract, better bring your "eh" game to Canada.
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By Dan Connolly | May 21, 2013
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop had allowed just one earned run in his last 13 appearances for a 0.79 ERA in his last 11 1/3 innings heading into Monday night. That's a dramatic improvement over his early season struggles when he allowed seven earned runs in his first seven appearances. “When you are struggling it's hard to have confidence in your pitches,” Strop said. “I've been able to get my confidence back. That's come through all the work I've been doing, fixing whatever I was doing wrong.” On Monday night, his strong run came to an end when he gave up consecutive doubles in the 10th to Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells.
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By Dan Connolly | May 21, 2013
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop had allowed just one earned run in his last 13 appearances for a 0.79 ERA in his last 11 1/3 innings heading into Monday night. That's a dramatic improvement over his early season struggles when he allowed seven earned runs in his first seven appearances. “When you are struggling it's hard to have confidence in your pitches,” Strop said. “I've been able to get my confidence back. That's come through all the work I've been doing, fixing whatever I was doing wrong.” On Monday night, his strong run came to an end when he gave up consecutive doubles in the 10th to Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells.
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Phil Rogers | October 8, 2011
Whispers Keep an eye on the Blue Jays when teams start throwing around money this fall. After brilliantly ridding themselves of Vernon Wells and Alex Rios, the Blue Jays are expected to become major players in free agency within the next two years. Like the Rays, they are big fans of adding a second wild card in each league. … Despite commissioner Bud Selig's push to get one, there will be no hard slotting for the draft in the upcoming labor deal, at least not if Selig wants it finalized in time to be announced during the World Series, as he did the current one in 2006.
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By Joe Christensen | September 16, 2002
At Oriole Park at Camden Yards Day....Time....TV....Starters Tonight...7:05...CSN...Pete Walker (8-4, 4.73) vs. Sidney Ponson (7-6, 4.04) Tomorrow...7:05...CSN...Justin Miller (7-4, 5.44) vs. John Stephens (1-4, 6.00) Wednesday...7:05...CSN...Roy Halladay (16-7, 3.19) vs. Sean Douglass (0-3, 5.95) Thursday...7:05...CSN...Mark Hendrickson (1-0, 3.32) vs. Rodrigo Lopez (15-7, 3.38) Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) Toronto entered yesterday as the hottest team in the American League East, but had its six-game winning streak broken by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
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By SHEIL KAPADIA | May 23, 2006
Up Eric Byrnes, outfielder, Diamondbacks -- After hitting .226 last year, he has been one of this season's surprises. Byrnes is hitting .331 and went 11-for-25 last week to go along with three homers, five doubles and eight runs scored. Jason Bay, outfielder, Pirates -- He drove in 110 runs in 2005 and has picked up the pace in May. Bay has 18 RBIs this month, including 11 last week to go along with three home runs. Scott Kazmir, starter, Devil Rays -- The 22-year-old lefty is pitching as well as anyone in the league.
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Phil Rogers | October 8, 2011
Whispers Keep an eye on the Blue Jays when teams start throwing around money this fall. After brilliantly ridding themselves of Vernon Wells and Alex Rios, the Blue Jays are expected to become major players in free agency within the next two years. Like the Rays, they are big fans of adding a second wild card in each league. … Despite commissioner Bud Selig's push to get one, there will be no hard slotting for the draft in the upcoming labor deal, at least not if Selig wants it finalized in time to be announced during the World Series, as he did the current one in 2006.
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By Matt Vensel | August 10, 2011
The Orioles have struggled mightily when playing the Blue Jays in Toronto over the past five seasons. The Orioles are 12-42 at Rogers Center since 2006, including a 16-game losing streak they snapped this season. They aren't alone, though; the Blue Jays are 12 games above .500 at home over the past season and a half. But according to an ESPN report, the Jays may have had an unfair home-field advantage in recent years. According to accusations from a handful of players on one American League team, the Blue Jays have been stealing signs from their competitors and relaying them to their hitters through a man dressed in white who stands in the bleachers at Rogers Centre.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 16, 2010
As draining and deflating as their first half was, the Orioles wished that they could have just kept playing after Sunday, rather than leaving Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and dispersing to different parts of the country for their All-Star break. Sure, they had four days to revel in a four-game winning streak, but all the momentum they had built in a surprising sweep of the American League West Division-leading Texas Rangers was gone very early Friday night when starter Brad Bergesen put his teammates in a hole that they never dug out from.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | April 27, 2006
TORONTO -- They had exactly the man they wanted on the mound to help break a relatively short but frustrating losing streak, rest a beat-up bullpen and reverse momentum for a starting rotation that has unexpectedly sputtered. But Erik Bedard did nothing to change the Orioles' fortunes last night. Neither did a slightly altered batting order or a rare early lead. Former Orioles closer B.J. Ryan pitched a perfect ninth for the Toronto Blue Jays, who dealt Bedard his first loss and the visitors their season-long fourth straight defeat, 8-2, before 19,936 at Rogers Centre.
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By Matt Vensel | August 10, 2011
The Orioles have struggled mightily when playing the Blue Jays in Toronto over the past five seasons. The Orioles are 12-42 at Rogers Center since 2006, including a 16-game losing streak they snapped this season. They aren't alone, though; the Blue Jays are 12 games above .500 at home over the past season and a half. But according to an ESPN report, the Jays may have had an unfair home-field advantage in recent years. According to accusations from a handful of players on one American League team, the Blue Jays have been stealing signs from their competitors and relaying them to their hitters through a man dressed in white who stands in the bleachers at Rogers Centre.
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By Don Markus and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 15, 2010
The Orioles had a few flashback moments on the basepaths Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. They ran their way out of at least one potential big inning early against a pitcher making his major league debut by being a little too bold. Fortunately for Brad Bergesen, the Orioles continued to experience the kind of moments that have become the norm under new manager Buck Showalter, and continued to make the kind of plays that point to a much brighter baseball future in Baltimore.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 16, 2010
As draining and deflating as their first half was, the Orioles wished that they could have just kept playing after Sunday, rather than leaving Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and dispersing to different parts of the country for their All-Star break. Sure, they had four days to revel in a four-game winning streak, but all the momentum they had built in a surprising sweep of the American League West Division-leading Texas Rangers was gone very early Friday night when starter Brad Bergesen put his teammates in a hole that they never dug out from.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2010
It's bad enough that the Orioles cannot score any runs for Kevin Millwood, who probably goes to the mound every five days knowing that one or two poor pitches will cost him another opportunity for a victory. But when the Orioles play the kind of defense that they put forth in the first inning Friday night, when four separate miscues led to three Toronto Blue Jays runs in a lifeless 5-0 defeat, it's impossible not to feel a little sorry for the 35-year-old pitcher, who is doing even more than what the Orioles acquired him to do — and getting let down by his teammates in almost every start.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | May 29, 2010
There were several messages that the Orioles coaching staff reminded the team of in the traditional pre-series meeting here on Friday. For the pitchers, they were told to make quality first pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays' offense that leads all of baseball in home runs, and is especially aggressive early in counts. For the hitters, a patient approach was emphasized, so the Orioles could put some pressure on the opposing starter and possibly get into the Blue Jays' bullpen earlier.
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December 19, 2006
Good morning --Vernon Wells-- With that contract, better bring your "eh" game to Canada.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2010
It's bad enough that the Orioles cannot score any runs for Kevin Millwood, who probably goes to the mound every five days knowing that one or two poor pitches will cost him another opportunity for a victory. But when the Orioles play the kind of defense that they put forth in the first inning Friday night, when four separate miscues led to three Toronto Blue Jays runs in a lifeless 5-0 defeat, it's impossible not to feel a little sorry for the 35-year-old pitcher, who is doing even more than what the Orioles acquired him to do — and getting let down by his teammates in almost every start.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | May 29, 2010
There were several messages that the Orioles coaching staff reminded the team of in the traditional pre-series meeting here on Friday. For the pitchers, they were told to make quality first pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays' offense that leads all of baseball in home runs, and is especially aggressive early in counts. For the hitters, a patient approach was emphasized, so the Orioles could put some pressure on the opposing starter and possibly get into the Blue Jays' bullpen earlier.
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By SHEIL KAPADIA | May 23, 2006
Up Eric Byrnes, outfielder, Diamondbacks -- After hitting .226 last year, he has been one of this season's surprises. Byrnes is hitting .331 and went 11-for-25 last week to go along with three homers, five doubles and eight runs scored. Jason Bay, outfielder, Pirates -- He drove in 110 runs in 2005 and has picked up the pace in May. Bay has 18 RBIs this month, including 11 last week to go along with three home runs. Scott Kazmir, starter, Devil Rays -- The 22-year-old lefty is pitching as well as anyone in the league.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | April 27, 2006
TORONTO -- They had exactly the man they wanted on the mound to help break a relatively short but frustrating losing streak, rest a beat-up bullpen and reverse momentum for a starting rotation that has unexpectedly sputtered. But Erik Bedard did nothing to change the Orioles' fortunes last night. Neither did a slightly altered batting order or a rare early lead. Former Orioles closer B.J. Ryan pitched a perfect ninth for the Toronto Blue Jays, who dealt Bedard his first loss and the visitors their season-long fourth straight defeat, 8-2, before 19,936 at Rogers Centre.
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