As a team the Orioles hit 214 home runs in 2012, second behind the New York Yankees for the most baseball. (Photo courtesy of Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America)
In 2012 the
Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world and made the playoffs for the first time since 1997.
To accomplish this, the Orioles had an excellent bullpen, stellar defense and they used the long ball.
The O’s ranked second in all of baseball in home runs last season, belting 214 homers — trailing on the
New York Yankees in that category.
In 2013, it seems as though round trippers will once again be the key to Orioles success.
The Orioles finished 19-9 this spring, second in the Grapefruit league and third best overall. (Photo courtesy of James Gordon/Baltimore Sun)
With Spring Training coming to a close and the
Texas Rangers and Houston Astros playing baseball that actually matters last night at Minute Maid Park, the MLB regular season has officially begun.
Baltimore Orioles are in Tampa Bay, Fla. and are preparing to open the 2013 season against the hometown Tampa Bay Rays.
Below is the Orioles’ finalized 25-man roster by manager
Early this spring The Birdhouse
speculated about the Orioles pitching rotation. It’s a bit of a surprise to see Matusz tabbed as a starter once again after he dominated out of the pen last season.
posted on March 26 about Pearce and the possibility of him cracking the roster after Wilson Betemit left a Spring Training game against Boston with a knee injury. Pearce did indeed beat out Conor Jackson for that bench spot.
The Orioles and Rays kick off the season tomorrow with a 3 p.m. first pitch at Tropicana Field. Hammel gets the Opening Day start for the O’s and he will match up against David Price.
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Steve Pearce’s surprising spring stats and Wilson Betemit’s knee injury might mean Pearce will earn a roster spot. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America)
The old proverb says, “One man’s loss is another man’s gain.”
In yesterday’s Spring Training game between the
Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox, Wilson Betemit of the O’s went down in the 5th inning with an injury. After the game it was announced Betemit suffered a torn PCL in his right knee.
Betemit will be out an estimated 6-8 weeks, but that might be to the benefit of
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