// Baltimore Orioles

Reddick Helps Beat Yankees in Walk-Off Thriller; Sox Take Over 1st in AL East

Criticize the marathon games that come from baseball’s best rivalry if you will, but boy do the Sox and Yankees deliver some cardiac action. Sunday was pitted as a mismatch between resurgent ace Josh Beckett and the surprising but weaker Freddy Garcia. What it turned into was a late-inning comeback for the regular season ages […]

Ellsbury Homers Twice in the Heat to Give Red Sox Series Win in Baltimore

It was hot in Baltimore on Wednesday: 92 degrees, with enough humidity and sunshine to make it feel like 100. But not even the high temperatures could match the heat of Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury homered twice Wednesday afternoon, leading the the Red Sox to a 4-0 victory against the Orioles. The win gave Boston its […]

Guthrie Stymies Sox Offense, Notches Fourth Victory of Year

Sox Offense Goes Quiet, Weiland OK in 2nd Start After the Red Sox scored 15 runs on Monday night and seeing 3-13 Jeremy Guthrie on the bump on Tuesday, Sox fans may have figured it would be the same result. That was not the case on at Camden Yards, as Guthrie silenced the Red Sox […]

Crawford Gets 2 Hits, RBI in Return; Red Sox Clobber Orioles Bullpen

The Red Sox needed 16 innings to score one run Sunday night in Tampa Bay. Twenty-four hours later in Baltimore, they needed just half that to score 15. Boston broke a 7-7 tie with an eight-run eighth inning, and Carl Crawford returned to the Red Sox with two hits, two runs and an RBI. The […]

David Ortiz, Kevin Gregg Suspended 4 Games For Fight

Nearly a week after David Ortiz and Kevin Gregg went toe-to-toe near the pitcher’s mound (and no one even landed a punch), Major League Baseball came down hard on the parties involved, issuing four-game suspensions to each player. Ortiz has appealed his suspension with a big series against the Rays coming up. In case you […]

Red Sox Sweep O’s, Lead AL East at All-Star Break

The Red Sox completed their sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, beating them 8-6 and gaining their sixth win in a row. They head into the All-Star Break with a one-game lead over the Yankees in the AL East. The Orioles, meanwhile, lost their seventh in a row. Starting pitcher Kyle Weiland made his major […]

Red Sox Shut Down Orioles to Remain Atop the AL East

Many of us were likely nervous when John Lackey took the mound, given his horrible performances lately. Fortunately, those nerves were unfounded. Lackey went 6.2 scoreless innings of very good baseball, and was backed up by an even better bullpen. Boston got just one big inning themselves against the O’s pitching, but that was all […]

Video: David Ortiz, Kevin Gregg Fight in Red Sox-Orioles Brawl

The fireworks after Monday’s July 4th game reappeared Friday night at Fenway. Orioles pitcher Kevin Gregg threw inside twice at David Ortiz, prompting benches to clear in the eighth inning. After the situation calmed down, Ortiz hit a lazy fly ball and slowly moved out of the batter’s box. Gregg barked at Ortiz, who yelled […]

Red Sox Rally, But Still Lose 5-4 To Baltimore

The Red Sox lost their second straight as they fell to the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Wednesday night. The Sox bats didn’t show up until the top of the eighth inning, after they were already trailing 4-0. In that frame, they put together a few hits and rallied back to tie the game. Jacoby Ellsbury singled and […]

Orioles Belt Out 12 Hits as Pitchers Quiet Red Sox

There wasn’t one big hit by the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night that the Boston Red Sox could blame for their 4-1 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards. No, it was all the little hits that did Boston in. Twelve, to be exact. Clay Buchholz gave up four runs on 12 hits – only two […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

Baseball is finally here, though it’s not going in the manner for which Red Sox fans would have hoped. As can be the case early in the seasons, the standings look like bizarro divisions, with good teams doing terribly and terrible teams doing good. That’s led to some very interesting match-ups. Right now, the Rangers […]

Fantastic Mr. Jake Fox: 2011 Fantasy Value

In 2009, utility man Jake Fox was feasting on minor league pitching. In just 49 games for the Cubs AAA affiliate, Fox hit a Ruthian .409/.495/.841 with 17 HRs and 53 RBI, and while those numbers seemed astronomical, they weren’t really an anomaly. Fox had been crushing minor league pitching since 2006, so the power […]

In Defense of Theo Epstein After Buck Showalter’s Criticism

Also Read: SoB’s Mike Carlucci thinks Buck Showalter brought up some good points about Theo Epstein and the Red Sox fat wallet. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is no fan of Theo Epstein. In the April edition of Men’s Journal, Showalter said that overpaying for players because you have the highest payroll in Major League […]

Showalter Speaks His Mind About Theo Epstein

Also Read: SoB’s Matt Goisman defends Theo Epstein. The Baltimore Orioles are a proud and storied franchise, despite their recent downturn. Bringing in Buck Showalter as manager to help the young team was one step in their rebuilding process. Part of that step involves the team finding it’s own voice – and Showalter has taken […]

A.L. East Fantasy Preview

As we all know here in Boston, the Red Sox were extremely active during the offseason. Did the rest of the division sit on its hands as Boston spent big bucks? Well, kind of. The Yankees failed to strengthen their weakest area, that being starting pitching and the Rays had a mini fire sale. In the […]