Orioles Drop Opener to “Pinstripers”

After beating up the Yankees in New York last week, the Orioles hosted the Bronx Bombers on Thursday, April 4, 2019 for their season opener.  A great day in Baltimore before a sellout crowd of 44,182 with Oriole “greats” Cal Ripken, Jr. Eddie Murray, Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell on hand started well as the Orioles took a 4-1 lead into the fifth inning. However, the Yankees power machine caught the Orioles sending “the birds” to an 8-4 loss.  

“I thought we played well. We just didn’t execute certain pitches in bad spots,”

manager Brandon Hyde said. “It was one of those games where the long ball beat us.”

Hyde is referring to the Yankee’s proficiency for hitting home runs. Gleyber Torres had two …

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Great Time To Be A Baseball Fan

Exciting time to be a baseball fan. With all of the drama and distractions in the sports world lately, it is refreshing to turn on the TV and watch a sport that is devoid (for the most part) of histrionics. In case you have been so caught up that you haven’t been paying much attention, here are a few things you should know:

Giancarlo Stanton: With just three games remaining, Stanton needs just one HR to join the elusive 60-HR-club. How elusive is this club? Well, there are only 5 players in MLB history that share the honor. Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. Three of those five players were alleged to have used …

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Yankees Pitching Need At The Deadline

Yankees Pitching Need At The Deadline

 

The trade deadline is rapidly approaching. The New York Yankees, amongst a few other teams in the league, are rumored to be looking to make a major splash.

No secret that the Yankees need a starter, big names like Sonny Gray and Yu Darvish are floating around as potential options to end up in pinstripes.

Twitter was a buzz on Thursday afternoon when the Yankees lineup card for their matchup against the Rays had lefty Caleb Smith listed on the bullpen roster for the night. No biggie, right? Aside from the fact that Smith is scheduled to be the starter for the Yankees on Saturday. Smith’s mysterious move back to the bullpen has …

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AL Hot Takes At The All- Star Break

It is that time of the year. Baseball fans all around the country are getting ready for what may be the most highly anticipated HR Derby in years. It is All-Star Break time, that halfway point that fans look forward to every year because the real contenders step up to the big stage during the second half.  After the break is when we really see what teams are made of. As long as your team is hanging in there until the All-Star Break, there is always a chance they will catch lightning in a bottle after coming back from the short break. Let’s take a look at how the AL is looking up to this point.

American League

Not a …

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International Signings Hot List

With each passing year, we are seeing more and more spectacular talent excelling in the majors from all over the world. Most notably,  players hailing from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic have adopted baseball at a young age as a way of life with the dream of playing at the major league level.

On July 2, the 2017-18 International Signing Period opened, allowing teams a chance to find the next Miguel Sano or Jose Altuve. This year, in particular, revealed many MLB caliber players that have a good chance of transitioning over to the big leagues.

Below are some notable players to keep an eye out for. Note: Cuba not included due to the special circumstances where the player needs …

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