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Tampa Bay Times

Rays Journal: A win over ex-mate Cobb, and in a record way

BALTIMORE : The Rays knew there would be all kinds of mixed feeling seeing longtime former teammate Alex Cobb pitching against them in Orioles orange.And they made sure he didn't enjoy it.The Rays knocked Cobb out in the fifth inning, and rolled to an 8-4 victory that was


Rays 8 Orioles 4: Venters return to mound caps fifth win in a row

Balanced offense, impressive bullpen overcome rainy night in Baltimore Watching the Tampa Bay Rays defeat the division rival Baltimore Orioles, in a game with tight defense, timely hits and strong pitching, especially from the bullpen, it was hard to remember that this team was supposedly tanking. It was a satisfying win in which everyone played a key role. That we got to see Jonny Venters take a major league mound for the first time since 2012 made it even sweeter. For many Rays fans, one of the draws to watching this game was a chance to see Alex Cobb, signed as a free agent by the...


Rays rough up former teammate Cobb in 8-4 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE — Joey Wendle had three hits and two RBIs, Adeiny Hechavarria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat former teammate Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Wednesday nightThe game marked the return of left-hander Jonny Venters following a six-year absence and four major elbow operations, including three Tommy John surgeries. After being recalled from Triple-A Durham earlier in the day, the 33-year-old Venters used four pitches to retire Chris Davis — the only batter he faced — on a grounder in the sixth inning.Venters then received a warm greeting in the Tampa Bay dugout, which...

Baltimore Sun

Alex Cobb's struggles continue with fateful fifth inning as Orioles fall to Tampa Bay 8-4

This was seemingly the day that Alex Cobb had finally found his footing, keeping the ball on the ground against his former team and holding the Tampa Bay Rays to one runs through his first four innings of work on Wednesday night at Camden Yards. As rain intensified while Cobb took the mound for...


Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: “If enjoying and having fun in baseball is bad, I’m guilty.’’

Carlos Gomez is who he is, Ronald Acuna promoted, and Rays to play a double header in May The weather in Baltimore yesterday was egregious so the game between the Rays and Orioles was postponed a few hours before the first pitch. The game will be made up as the first game of a double header when the Rays return to Baltimore on May 12th. Tonight, the Rays will return to action after two consecutive days off following their sweeping of the Minnesota Twins. They’ll send Jake Faria to the mound as he’ll face off against longtime former Ray, Alex Cobb, with the first pitch set for 7:10. Rays...

The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Orioles Claim Jace Peterson Off Waivers Amid Infielder Injuries

The Baltimore Orioles claimed Jace Peterson off waivers on Tuesday from the New York Yankees, the next option to help an injured infield. The Baltimore Orioles claimed former New York Yankees utility infielder Jace Peterson off waivers on Tuesday to help out their injured infield. Monday night, Tim Beckham left the game with groin and […] Baltimore Orioles Claim Jace Peterson Off Waivers Amid Infielder Injuries - The Baltimore Wire - The Baltimore Wire - A Baltimore Sports Site -Orioles, Ravens, Terrapins and More

Tampa Bay Times

Rays Journal: On the early rainout, pitching plans, medical matters, more

BALTIMORE : If the Rays were going to get rained out Tuesday, they were happy -the Orioles made the decision at a good hour, around 5 p.m."I think they probably did the right thing in the fact that they knew there's a bunch of rain coming,'' manager Kevin Cash said. "And rather

Tampa Bay Times

Rays up next: at Orioles, 7:05 Wednesday

Wednesday: at Orioles7:05, Camden Yards, BaltimoreTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Probable pitchersRays:- RH Jake Faria (1-1, 5.82)Orioles: RH Alex Cobb (0-2, 15.43)On Faria: Coming off

Baltimore Sun

Orioles try to find benefit in Anthony Santander's struggles as injuries turn him into a regular

Orioles rookie outfielder Anthony Santander has had his flaws exposed as the Rule 5 draft pick has been forced to play every day. The team hopes the experience will provide him with a blueprint of what's required to succeed in the major leagues.


Tim Beckham’s DL stint unfortunate; Jace Peterson’s availability fortunate

The Orioles officially placed Tim Beckham on the disabled list today with a strained left groin and added Jace Peterson to the 25-man roster. Peterson is in Wednesday’s starting lineup, batting ninth and playing second base against the Tampa Bay Rays. Beckham, 28, left Monday’s game in the eighth for a pinch-runner because he was […]

Baltimore Sun

Orioles on deck: What to watch Tuesday vs. Rays, plus lineups, broadcast info and more

Orioles (6-17) vs. Rays (8-13) Where: Camden Yards First pitch: 7:05 p.m. TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Alex Cobb (0-2, 15.43 ERA) vs. Rays RHP Jake Faria (1-1, 5.82 ERA) What to watch 1. Out of the woods, kind of. The Orioles played 17 of their first 23 games against...

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Orioles postponed, doubleheader planned for May 12

Acknowledging the forecast for heavy rain much of the night, the Orioles postponed tonight's game against the Rays.The teams will play a doubleheader : single admission : on Saturday, May 12, when the Rays next visit.The Orioles are expected to push starter Alex Cobb,

Tampa Bay Times

For starters: Rays at Orioles, facing Cobb, weather permitting

The Rays are set to get their first look at an old friend tonight, as Alex Cobb will be on the mound for the Orioles, weather permitting.Heavy rain is forecast for the Baltimore area, though Orioles officials seem confident there will be a window for the game to be- played.

Baltimore Sun

Orioles infielder Tim Beckham leaves game with groin, Achilles injuries

Orioles infielder Tim Beckham left Monday’s game against the Cleveland Indians after tweaking his groin following his eighth-inning single, leaving his playing status in question. Manager Buck Showalter said that Beckham tweaked his groin, an aggravation of an injury he had late in spring training,...

Baltimore Sun

Tuesday's Orioles-Rays game postponed; makeup game scheduled as part of May 12 doubleheader

Tuesday night’s series opener between the Orioles and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays was postponed because of a bad weather forecast, with the game rescheduled as part of a Saturday, May 12, doubleheader. That day will feature a single-admission doubleheader at 3:05 p.m., with the second game starting...

Tampa Bay Times

Rays up next: at Orioles, 7:10 Tuesday

Tuesday:- at Orioles7:05, Camden Yards, BaltimoreTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish) Probable pitchersRays:- RH Jake Faria (1-1, 5.82)Orioles: RH Alex Cobb (0-2, 15.43)On Faria: Coming off quality

Baltimore Sun

Orioles notes: Zach Britton throwing off full mound is like 'first day of spring training'

Orioles closer Zach Britton threw off a full mound Tuesday for the first time since Achilles tendon surgery, which manager Buck Showalter said is 'like the first day of spring training.'

Baltimore Sun

Orioles claim Jace Peterson to supplement injury-riddled infield

With second baseman Jonathan Schoop already on the disabled list and infielder Tim Beckham potentially joining him, the Orioles claimed infielder Jace Peterson – a left-handed hitting utility man -- off waivers from the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon to provide immediate infield help. He is expected...


Strangely, O’s really needed this rainout

No one  wants a rainout — except maybe Crash Davis in that awesome Bull Durham scene that has the Los Lobos’ “I Got Loaded,” playing in the background. But sometimes rainouts can be helpful. Tuesday’s decision to postpone the Orioles-Tampa Bay Rays game before gates even opened was a nod to the storms that were […]

Baltimore Sun

Orioles notes: As Mancini, Schoop ramp up baseball activities, Showalter says: 'We need them'

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop and outfielder Trey Mancini did baseball activities Monday on their way back from an oblique and knee injury, respectively.

Baltimore Sun

Orioles notes: Mark Trumbo is headed for Bowie and maybe beyond

Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo will return to Bowie on Monday to re-start his minor league injury rehabilitation with the Baysox and could also join the Triple-A Norfolk Tides this weekend in Charlotte, N.C. Trumbo, who suffered a quadriceps strain during spring training, started a rehab assignment...


Myriad O’s Thoughts: Tillman’s start; Sisco’s police work; Mancini’s knee injury

Chris Tillman made his fourth start of the 2018 season Saturday night and, like, the previous three, command issues ultimately hurt him. Tillman threw a season-high six innings in the Orioles’ 4-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. He walked his season-low (one) and struck out his season high (five) while lowering his ERA from 11.91 […]

Baltimore Sun

Trey Mancini leaves Orioles game in eighth inning with apparent knee injury

In an opening month in which not much has gone the Orioles’ way, they received a major scare in the eighth inning of their series opener against the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards. The sight of left fielder Trey Mancini, writhing on the ground in pain while holding his right knee after colliding...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles closer Zach Britton to throw off half-mound Friday at Camden Yards

Orioles closer Zach Britton will take a minor milestone step forward in his recovery from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon Friday when he throws off a half-mound for the first time. The Orioles have a half-mound inside at Camden Yards, and all parties are excited for him to take this...

Bless You Boys

Game 16 Preview: Orioles at Tigers

Zimmermann left his last start after a line drive struck his head, but he is back on the mound a week later. It’s easily the most frightening play in baseball. Jordan Zimmermann left his last start against the Cleveland Indians after taking a hard line drive back to the mound off his face, close to where he had previously broken his jaw on a similar play in college. The play itself was frightening — Jason Kipnis looked uneasy as Zimmermann was down on the ground — and Zimmermann is lucky he was able to walk off under his own power, let alone pass the concussion tests administered...

Call to the Pen

Baltimore Orioles: Ramifications of Jonathan Schoop’s injury

After straining his right oblique muscle, Jonathan Schoop will miss at least a month of playing time. How will this affect the Baltimore Orioles moving forward? The Baltimore Orioles are no stranger to the injury bug. It seems to bite someone every year. For example, last season closer Zach Britton strained his forearm and missed […] Baltimore Orioles: Ramifications of Jonathan Schoop’s injury - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Red Sox notebook: Good news is it’s just a bruise for Mookie Betts after early exit following collision at home plate

A nasty collision at home plate left Red Sox star Mookie Betts’ legs tied up like a pretzel and eventually forced him to make an early exit from yesterday’s game.X-rays taken on Betts’ left foot were negative and the injury is considered just a bruise, the Red Sox later announced.“He’s OK,” manager Alex Cora said after the Sox’ 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. “Most likely I’ll stay away from him (for today’s game).”The collision took place when Betts scored from first on a double off the Green Monster by Andrew Benintendi in the first inning.It was a high fly ball...

Baltimore Sun

Alex Cobb's long search for his split-changeup a work in progress, and that was clear in Orioles' debut

Alex Cobb’s unique split-changeup used to be his signature pitch, but since returning from Tommy John surgery, he’s constantly battled with finding the feel for his top swing-and-miss offering. In preparing for this season – building his innings with three simulated games and one extended spring...

Happ on Injury: Felt a pull, tug in my elbow

Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ spoke to the media after he had to leave the game against the Orioles due to an arm injury and how the Jays need to keep the momentum on their side.