Dick Hall was a darn good pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 24 July 2016 at 9:35 pm

Righty reliever Dick Hall was a darn good pitcher back in the day for the Baltimore Orioles.  Hall pitched in 342 games (0 starts) in his 9 years with the Orioles and he was 65-40 with 60 saves, a 2.89 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP.  Hall gave up 648 hits and 126 walks while whiffing 499 batters in his 770 innings pitched for the Orioles.  Hall also pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in the playoffs with the Orioles and he was 2-1 with 2 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.46 WHIP.  He pitched in the 1970 World Series, in which the Orioles defeated the Cincinnati Reds.  Hall’s best year came for the Orioles back in 1964.  Hall pitched in 45 games (0 starts) for the Orioles in 1964 and he was 9-1 with 9 saves, a 1.85 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP.  He gave up 58 hits and 16 walks while whiffing 52 batters in his 87 2/3 innings for the Orioles in 1964!  Hall is currently still the Orioles’ all-time leader in WHIP with a 1.01 mark!  He is also #14 in ERA (2.89), #26 in wins (65), #11 in games pitched (342), #9 in saves (60), #46 in innings pitched (770) and #33 in strikeouts (499) in Orioles’ history!

The Baltimore Orioles lose Hunter Harvey for the rest of the 2016 and beyond

Blogged under Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 21 July 2016 at 2:46 pm

21-year old righty starting pitcher Hunter Harvey came into this season as the Baltimore Orioles‘ #2 prospect according to Baseball America.  But he needs Tommy John surgery that will knock him out for the rest of the 2016 season and most of the 2017 season.  Harvey has pitched in 5 games (all starts) in Rookie+A-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-1 with a 2.13 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.  He gave up 12 hits and 6 walks while whiffing 18 batters in his 12 2/3 innings in the minors this year.  Harvey has now pitched in 30 games (all starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 7-7 with a 2.79 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.

The Baltimore Orioles place Hyun Soo Kim on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 6:53 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Hyun Soo Kim on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 11th, due to a strained hamstring.  Kim has played in 46 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 50 for 152 (.329 avg, .864 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 3 homers, 11 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The Orioles have called up 30-year old lefty swinging outfielder Julio Borbon to replace Kim on the active roster.  Borbon has played in 83 games in AA-ball for the Orioles so far this year and he is 90 for 311 (.289 avg, .726 OPS) with 48 runs scored, 5 homers, 20 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.  He last played in the show back in 2013 with the Rangers and Cubs.  He has played in 288 games in his first four years in the show and he is 215 of 789 (.272 avg, .666 OPS) with 111 runs scored, 8 homers, 76 RBIs and 47 stolen bases.

The Baltimore Orioles DFA Henry Urrutia

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 6:42 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have designated 29-year old lefty swinging outfielder Henry Urrutia for assignment.  Urrutia played in 80 games in AA+AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 82 of 293 (.280 avg, .711 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 3 homers, 34 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He played in 34 games in his two years with the Orioles and he was 25 of 92 (.272 avg, .624 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 8 RBIs.  Urrutia should have an easy time finding a new team.

The Baltimore Orioles call up Donnie Hart

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 15 July 2016 at 8:09 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have called up 25-year old lefty reliever Donnie Hart.  Hart pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in AA-ball this year and he was 2-0 with 2 saves, a 2.31 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.  He gave up 34 hits and 7 walks while whiffing 43 batters in his 39 innings in the minors this year!  Hart has pitched in 125 games (0 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 12-6 with 24 saves, a 2.27 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  This is Hart’s first shot at pitching in the show!

The Baltimore Orioles are moving Dylan Bundy into the starting rotation

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 15 July 2016 at 12:32 pm

23-year old righty reliever Dylan Bundy is going to move into the starting rotation for the Baltimore Orioles starting this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Bundy came into this season as the Orioles’ #1 prospect according to Baseball America.  The Orioles started him out in the bullpen this year to limit his workload, as he has been very injury prone so far in his professional baseball career.  Bundy has pitched in 22 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 2-1 with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.  He has given up 46 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 32 batters in his first 38 innings this year with the Orioles.  Bundy has now pitched in 24 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Orioles and he is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.  The Orioles are going to be watching pitch counts with Bundy in an effort to keep him in one piece the rest of the year.

Jonathan Schoop is having an outstanding season for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Friday 15 July 2016 at 7:34 am

24-year old righty swinging 2B Jonathan Schoop of the Baltimore Orioles is having an outstanding season so far in 2016.  Schoop has played in 87 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 99 of 326 (.304 avg, .847 OPS) with 49 runs scored, 14 homers, 52 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  To show you just how good the Orioles’ offense has been so far this year, Schoop is #5 on the team in runs scored, homers and RBIs!  Schoop has now played in 315 games in his first four years with the Orioles and he is 283 of 1,100 (.257 avg, .728 OPS) with 136 runs scored, 46 homers, 137 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  The Orioles hope that Schoop keeps raking in the second half of the season.

Richard Rodriguez is looking good in the minors for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 6:08 pm

26-year old righty reliever Richard Rodriguez of the Baltimore Orioles is pitching really well in the minors this year.  He has pitched in 30 games (1 start) in AAA-ball so far this year for the Orioles and he is 5-1 with 2 saves, a 2.13 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  Rodriguez has given up 44 hits and 16 walks while whiffing 44 batters in his 50 2/3 innings so far this year, so he has been really impressive.  Rodriguez has now pitched in 158 games (13 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 22-10 with 3 saves, a 3.18 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  He could get his first shot at the show for the Orioles later this year, if he keeps pitching well in AAA.

Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 9:38 am

28-year old lefty reliever Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles has made it to the All-Star team for the second year in a row.  Britton has pitched in 37 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 2-1 with an American League leading 26 saves, a 0.74 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP.  He has only given up 20 hits and 10 walks while whiffing 43 batters in his first 36 2/3 innings for the Orioles so far this year.  Britton has now pitched in 220 games (46 starts) in his first six years with the Orioles and he is 27-21 with 99 saves, a 3.45 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

Brad Brach of the Baltimore Orioles is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 9:34 am

30-year old righty reliever Brad Brach of the Baltimore Orioles has made it onto the All-Star Team for the first time in his career.  Brach has pitched in 39 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 6-1 with 2 saves, a 0.93 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP.  He has only given up 25 hits and 14 walks while whiffing 57 batters in his first 48 1/3 innings this year.  Brach has now pitched in 256 games (0 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 21-11 with 3 saves, a 2.87 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Brach has been a big part of why the Orioles are in first place right now and they need him to keep up the good work moving forward.

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