Mychal Givens is an impressive reliever for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 25 April 2016 at 8:23 am

25-year old righty reliever Mychal Givens of the Baltimore Orioles has only been a pitcher since 2013, but you would never know that by watching him pitch.  He was actually a middle infielder in his first three years in the minors for the Orioles.  Givens brings big time heat to the plate.  He has pitched in 9 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.  In his first two years with the Orioles, Givens has now pitched in 31 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Orioles and he is 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.  He has only given up 30 hits and 10 walks while whiffing a very impressive 54 batters in his first 39 innings in the show!  If he pitched for another team, he would be pitching later in ballgames, but with Darren O’Day, Brad Brach and Zach Britton handling the end of teams, Givens will have to settle for middle relief in 2016.

Dylan Bundy is looking pretty good so far for the Baltimore Orioles in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 5:56 am

23-year old righty starting pitcher Dylan Bundy came into this season as the Baltimore Orioles‘ #1 prospect according to Baseball America.  He was out of options this year, so it forced the Orioles to keep him or expose him to waivers.  In an effort to keep him healthy, the Orioles are using him out of the bullpen this year.  He has pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  He has given up 5 hits and 1 walk in his first 4 1/3 innings this year, but he has yet to whiff any batters.  He has now pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Orioles and he is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Bundy will likely be a starter down the road for the Orioles, but they are likely going to treat him with kid gloves in 2016.

Chris Tillman is looking sharp so far this year for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 April 2016 at 6:58 am

27-year old righty Chris Tillman appears to be back on the right track in 2016.  He pitched in 31 games (all starts) for the Baltimore Orioles last year and he was 11-11 with a 4.99 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  But, he has started 2 games so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP.  He has only given up 4 hits and 2 walks while whiffing 10 batters in his first seven innings this year, which are pretty impressive numbers.  The Orioles need Tillman to start pitching deeper in games, and that will likely happen as the year goes on.  The more important thing is for Tillman to be effective.

The back end of the Baltimore Orioles’ bullpen has been lights out so far this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 April 2016 at 6:54 am

Lefty closer Zach Britton and righty set-up men Darren O’Day and Brad Brach have been lights out for the Baltimore Orioles so far this year.  Brach has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.69 WHIP.  He has not given up any hits in his first 4 1/3 innings this year while walking 3 batters and whiffing 7 of them.  O’Day has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 0-0 with 1 save, a 0.00 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  He has given up 3 hits and 2 walks while whiffing 8 batters in his first 4 innings pitched this year!  Britton has pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 1-0 with 2 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP.  He has given up 1 hit and walked 1 batter while whiffing 4 in his first three innings this year.  Britton, O’Day and Brach have combined to go 2-0 with 3 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP so far this year.

Josh Stinson is looking good for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 24 September 2013 at 9:14 am

25-year old righty reliever Josh Stinson is making a good impression so far this month for the Baltimore Orioles.  He has pitched in 9 games (1 start) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP.  He has given up 7 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 10 batters in his first 15 innings pitched for the Orioles so far this year, which are good numbers.  Stinson also pitched in 24 games (23 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the O’s this year and he was 7-6 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  Stinson has now pitched in 29 games (2 starts) in his first three years in the majors and he is 0-2 with 1 save, a 3.86 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.

Chris Tillman is turning into the ace of the rotation for the Baltimore Orioles in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 13 September 2013 at 8:55 am

25-year old righty starting pitcher Chris Tillman has really stepped up his game in 2013, as he is becoming the Orioles’ ace of the rotation.  Tillman has pitched in 29 games (all starts) for the O’s so far this year and he is 16-5 with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Tillman has given up 158 hits and 62 walks while whiffing 153 batters in his first 179 1/3 innings this year, which has been impressive.  He even made his first All-Star team this year.  Tillman has now pitched in 80 games (all starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 32-23 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.

Scott Feldman was solid in August for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 3 September 2013 at 12:43 pm

30-year old righty starting pitcher Scott Feldman righted the ship for the Orioles in August.  He pitched in 5 games (all starts) for the Orioles last month and he was 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 10 games (all starts) for the Orioles so far and he is 4-4 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.  The Orioles need Feldman to keep up the good work if they are going to make it back to the playoffs in 2013.

Brian Matusz continues to be an asset as a reliever for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 2 August 2013 at 12:49 pm

26-year old lefty reliever Brian Matusz always had the stuff to be a successful pitcher in the majors, but it wasn’t until he was moved to the bullpen that his success matched his stuff.  Matusz has pitched in 46 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  He has given up 31 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 33 batters in his first 39 2/3 innings so far this year, which are impressive numbers.  Matusz has now pitched in 64 games out of the bullpen so far in his career for the O’s and he is 3-1 with a 2.72 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.  Give credit to manager Buck Showalter for moving Matusz to the pen last year.

Miguel Gonzalez is looking sharp for the Baltimore Orioles in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 23 July 2013 at 4:48 pm

29-year old righty starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has been rock solid this year and he has been awesome since June 1st for the Orioles.  Gonzalez has pitched in 8 games (all starts) for the Orioles since June 1st and he is 6-1 with a 2.35 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  Gonzalez has given up only 42 hits and 14 walks while whiffing 39 batters in his first 53 2/3 innings since June 1st, and those are impressive numbers.  Gonzalez has now pitched in 17 games (all starts) for the Orioles overall this year and he is 8-3 with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  The Orioles hope that Gonzalez keeps rolling along as he has been their best starting pitcher in 2013.

Miguel Gonzalez has been very sharp so far in June for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 14 June 2013 at 12:39 pm

29-year old righty starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has been sharp so far in June for the O’s.  He has started 2 games for the Orioles so far in June and he is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP.  He has only given up 9 hits and 2 walks while whiffing 12 batters in his first 14 innings this month, which is impressive.  He has now pitched in 11 games (all starts) for the Orioles overall this year and he is 4-2 with a 3.71 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.  The Orioles hope that Gonzalez stays sharp as they have been having problems lately in the rotation.

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