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05-08-2009, 03:34 PM
I notice there are definitely some active O's fans in this forum. More so than many of the other forums, but there is no place to talk about the actual games. So I thought I would make a game thread for the month of May. Here you can discuss the games, certain player's hot streaks or slumps, transactions, and the general state of the team. If it doesn't work, we can let it die, no big deal. However, I thought it would be a nice idea to get some more activity in the forum.

Fri, 5/1 at Blue Jays 7:07p L (4-8)
Sat, 5/2 at Blue Jays 1:07p L (4-5)
Sun, 5/3 at Blue Jays 1:07p L (3-4)
Mon, 5/4 at Rays 7:08p W (8-4)
Tue, 5/5 at Rays 4:08p L (3-6)
Wed, 5/6 Twins 7:05p W (4-1)
Thu, 5/7 Twins 7:05p W (5-4)
Fri, 5/8 Yankees 7:05p L (0-4)
Sat, 5/9 Yankees 7:05p W (12-5)
Sun, 5/10 Yankees 1:35p L (3-5)
Tue, 5/12 Rays 7:05p W (7-5)
Wed, 5/13 Rays 7:05p L (6-8)
Thu, 5/14 at Royals 8:10p W (9-5)
Fri, 5/15 at Royals 8:10p L (1-8)
Sat, 5/16 at Royals 7:10p W (3-2)
Sun, 5/17 at Royals 2:10p L (4-7)
Tue, 5/19 at Yankees 7:05p
Wed, 5/20 at Yankees 7:05p
Thu, 5/21 at Yankees 7:05p
Fri, 5/22 at Nationals 7:05p
Sat, 5/23 at Nationals 7:05p
Sun, 5/24 at Nationals 1:35p
Mon, 5/25 Blue Jays 1:35p
Tue, 5/26 Blue Jays 7:05p
Wed, 5/27 Blue Jays 1:35p
Thu, 5/28 Tigers 7:05p
Fri, 5/29 Tigers 7:05p
Sat, 5/30 Tigers 7:05p
Sun, 5/31 Tigers 1:35p

So have fun with it, discuss the games, and stay active O's fans!

05-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Here are the probables for this weekend's series against the Yanks

Friday: C.C. Sabathia vs. Jeremy Guthrie

Yankees: Sabathia gets the starting call as the Yankees open a three-game weekend series at Camden Yards, their second visit to Baltimore this year. It has been a rough road for Sabathia since April 6, when he threw the first pitch of the Yankees' season against the Orioles. The Yankees have won just twice in Sabathia's past six starts, with the left-hander charged with losses his past two times out. In Sabathia's most recent start, he allowed five runs (four earned) to the Angels on May 2 in New York, surrendering eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. He lost on Opening Day to the Orioles, allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Orioles: In his last start, Guthrie pitched well in a complete-game 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays on May 3 but had one problem -- he found the third out elusive in too many innings. He allowed two home runs, including the game-winner by Alex Rios in the fifth, after there were two out. He also allowed three two-out doubles that hurt him, one by Rios that preceded Vernon Wells' first-inning homer and fourth-inning doubles by Lyle Overbay and Rod Barajas. The other hit he allowed, a single by Barajas, also came with two outs in the second. He is 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA in seven career games against the Yankees.

Saturday: Phil Hughes vs. Adam Eaton

Yankees: Hughes looks to rebound from a tough second outing when he faces the Orioles on Saturday. After appearing sharp in his season debut on April 28 at Detroit, Hughes struggled with command and consistency on May 4 vs. the Red Sox, coming out after a two-hour, 17-minute rain delay and allowing four runs (three earned) in four innings. He walked four and struck out two, giving up a home run to Mike Lowell.

Orioles: Eaton has allowed at least four earned runs in all but one of his starts this season, and he's gone deeper than five innings just two times in five outings. The veteran has rung up high pitch counts in virtually all of his starts, but he pitched well enough to keep the Orioles in the game against Tampa Bay. Now, he'll have to repeat the feat against New York, one of the most patient teams in the league.

Sunday: Joba Chamberlain vs. Koji Uehara

Yankees: After a dreadful first inning, Chamberlain again demonstrated his potential as a starting pitcher in his outing Tuesday against Boston and continued to justify the Yankees' decision to move him out of the bullpen. The right-hander allowed hits to the first five batters of the game, highlighted by a Jason Bay three-run homer, and immediately fell behind, 4-0. From there, he allowed just one hit over the next 4 2/3 innings and struck out a career-high 12 batters. He left the game trailing, 4-3, and was ultimately saddled with the loss.

Orioles: Uehara took the loss in his last start, but he pitched what was likely his best game of the season. Uehara threw 72 of his 92 pitches for strikes against Tampa Bay and even retired 14 straight batters at one point, but his team made three errors and the Rays scored three late runs to sink him to a loss. Uehara has now completed five innings in each of his first six big-league starts.

Courtesy of mlb.com

It would be nice to take 2 out of 3 going into a much needed off day.

05-09-2009, 11:54 AM
Important game today because I think Uehara can get the win on Sunday, so if we take today we have a good shot at taking the series. Uehara is looking like a good acquisition to me.

05-09-2009, 03:25 PM
Bats couldn't do anything against C.C. last night. Sucks that he picked today to turn his season around... Need to be patient tonight against Hughes who can have control issues at times.

05-10-2009, 12:07 AM
Good win tonight, Markakis, Huff, Jones, and Montanez all hit home runs. Adam Eaton didn't pitch particularly well, but he did labor threw 5 innings while keeping his team's lead. The bullpen came in and pitched 4 innings of 1 run ball to seal down the victory. The O's will throw Uehara out there tomorrow to try to take the rubber match.

05-11-2009, 06:12 PM
Disappointing loss yesterday. Had the Yanks on the ropes yesterday and a horrible 7th inning let em off the hook. Could have been a very nice series win, but they'll have to settle for 1. Rays coming to town on Tuesday for a 2 game series

05-11-2009, 10:03 PM
Disappointing loss yesterday. Had the Yanks on the ropes yesterday and a horrible 7th inning let em off the hook. Could have been a very nice series win, but they'll have to settle for 1. Rays coming to town on Tuesday for a 2 game series

Yeah, definitely should have won that game, Uehara pitched really well. And what's up with all the 2-game series' this year? I don't like it.

05-14-2009, 02:24 AM
O's lost tonight but the bigger story was Adam Jones having to leave the game with a leg strain. Hopefully he is ok, because it would be such a shame to lose him after his blazing hot start

05-14-2009, 03:36 AM
Do you enjoy conversations with yourself, Moose? :p

05-15-2009, 07:05 PM
Hey! I'm testing a Monthly GT for the more quiet baseball forums to try to generate some hype. This one isn't working out to well, but the Pittsburgh one did in April and it's still going decently in May. Maybe if you poked your head into the Royals one, that one wouldn't have died!

Anyway... here's tonights pitching match-up. Eaton vs. Greinke

Orioles: Eaton has pitched well just once this season, but he's still earned the team's only two victories by a starting pitcher in the last three weeks. The right-hander struggled through five innings in his last start despite getting 10 runs of support from his offense. Eaton has completed five innings in four straight starts, but he's allowed fewer than four earned runs in just one of his outings.

Royals: Not quite as razor-sharp as he'd been all season, Greinke's perfect record got sliced in a 1-0 loss to the Angels' Joe Saunders last Saturday night. Even so, Greinke whipped up a four-hitter, issued no walks, struck out five and did everything he possibly could. This was his fourth complete game and, believe or not, his ERA actually went up. He did throw 115 pitches in eight innings, his highest total of the year, after running up three-ball counts on six of the first seven batters he faced. His five K's marked the first time all year, regardless of innings pitched, that he'd had fewer than seven. Even so, he threatens to be a handful for the Orioles, whom he has yet to beat (0-2 in five games) in his career.

Would be a HUGE win if they could beat the near invincible Greinke

05-17-2009, 08:30 PM
Disappointed loss today. Had a good shot at taking 3 of 4 over the Royals, but will have to settle for a split. Uehara pitched very well for 5 innings, but 4 straight hits in the 6th cost the O's the lead and bounced Koji from the game. In the 8th, the Orioles were able to tie it back up with a Riemold ground out that scored Markakis. Unfortunately, Jim Johnson gave up 3 runs in the bottom half of the inning and Cruz was able to nail down the victory in the 9th for the Royals.

The O's have now alternated wins and losses for the last 10 games. The club will now travel to Yankee stadium for 3 games before starting interleague play in Washington.

In other news, Adam Jones is expected back Tuesday after missing a week with a hamstring strain. For more info, click here (http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090517&content_id=4785272&vkey=news_bal&fext=.jsp&c_id=bal)