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10-03

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4

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Detroit Shock City
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R.J. Anderson

07-03

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4

Transaction Analysis: Of Baltimore and Bonus Slots
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Sam Miller

06-28

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27

Overthinking It: Dylan Bundy, Elbow Injuries, and the Evidence That PRP Works
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Ben Lindbergh

06-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 234: Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer, and the Twins/Dylan Bundy, Tommy John Surgery, and PRP
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-04

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BP Unfiltered: FourSixtyThree: The Baltimore Bounce
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Russell A. Carleton

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: A Homer Announcer's Guide to Calling a Plunking
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Zachary Levine

05-30

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Raising Aces: Kevin Gausman, the Debut Ante
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Doug Thorburn

05-22

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The Call-Up: Kevin Gausman
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Nick J. Faleris and Bret Sayre

05-11

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BP Unfiltered: Mark Reynolds and a Very Suspicious Break
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Sam Miller

04-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 192: Stephen Strasburg's New Injury Scare/The Underhyped Manny Machado
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-29

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Bottom of the Barrel
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Russell A. Carleton and Ian Miller

03-05

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5

Wezen-Ball: When Cuba Stomped the Orioles
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Larry Granillo

02-18

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24

Overthinking It: Why There Probably Are No Next Orioles
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Ben Lindbergh

01-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 128: 2013 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

01-18

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Pebble Hunting: Baseball's Greatest Hoax
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Sam Miller

01-03

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Skewed Left: Has Baltimore Been Busy Enough?
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Zachary Levine

12-22

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7

Overthinking It: The Winter's Quietest Contenders
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Ben Lindbergh

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Recap: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
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Ben Lindbergh

10-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 60: Ibanez Pinch-Hits for A-Rod/The Strasburg Debate That Won't Die
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Recap: Yankees 3, Orioles 2
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Ben Lindbergh

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Orioles at Yankees
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Matthew Kory

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 3, Yankees 2
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Ben Lindbergh

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Preview: Yankees at Orioles
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Daniel Rathman

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Yankees 7, Orioles 2
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Ben Lindbergh

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Preview: Yankees at Orioles
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Daniel Rathman

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Orioles-Yankees Division Series Preview
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Ben Lindbergh

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Recap: Orioles 5, Rangers 1
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Derek Carty

10-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 57: The Teams That Will Win a World Series in the Next Five Years/Are Beat Writers Becoming More or Less Important?/The O's Start Saunders
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 49: Another Attempt to Explain Why You Don't Need an Ace in October/The New Old Ichiro/The Steve Johnson Story
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-21

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Baseball Therapy: Wild-Card Game Theory
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Russell A. Carleton

09-19

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 19
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Daniel Rathman

09-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 44: Sizing Up the Giants' Starters/Rooting for Run Differential
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-18

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Agony of Rational Rooting
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Nick Piecoro

09-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 42: Breaking Down Baltimore's Latest Extra-Inning Win/Should Rafael Soriano Opt Out?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-14

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Showalter Gambit
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Steven Goldman

09-08

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108 Stitches: The New Oriole Way
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Dan Evans

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 35: Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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Sobsequy: The Postmodern Orioles
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Adam Sobsey

09-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 34: Making Sense of the Orioles and MLB's Blackout Policy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 33: The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-30

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Prospect Profile: Dylan Bundy
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Hudson Belinsky

08-27

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Baseball Therapy: One-Run Winners: Good or Lucky?
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Russell A. Carleton

08-13

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Overthinking It: The Adam Jones Extension Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh

08-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 17: Manny Comin'
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 10: Splash
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading
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Kevin Goldstein

07-09

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BP Unfiltered: Almost Every Oriole Lost Track of How Many Outs There Were
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Sam Miller

07-05

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Thome Trade Tests AL-Only Managers
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Derek Carty

07-05

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What the Contenders Need
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

06-30

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Get America's Favorite DH
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

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February 18, 2013 5:00 am

Overthinking It: Why There Probably Are No Next Orioles

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Ben Lindbergh

We all missed on last year's Orioles and A's, so we're determined to see the next similar surprise team coming. But are we sure that one will?

“I know a lot of the national reporters say we’re going to finish last and lose a lot of games again. You know what? Oakland was supposed to be last [in the division] last year, Baltimore was supposed to be last, and they both ended up making the playoffs.” —Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, February 5.

Sometime between now and Opening Day—if you haven’t already—you’ll probably hear someone speculate about the surprise team(s) of 2013. Every spring, fans and analysts attempt to predict which teams will surpass the expectations of PECOTA and the pundits. Most of those predictions, of course, don’t come to pass. It’s tough to beat the stats, the oddsmakers, and the combined predictive powers of people who spend large chunks of their lives watching and reading and writing about baseball teams. Especially since some of the people who can beat the consensus consistently start publishing their predictions, the consensus becomes a bit better and harder to beat.

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Ben and Sam preview the Orioles' season with Derek Carty, and Pete talks to MLB.com Orioles reporter Brittany Ghiroli (at 13:22).



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How Mark Reynolds fooled us all.

Mark Reynolds, the stories said, was born to play baseball. He could hit 40-plus home runs in a season, or he could steal 20-plus bags in a season, or he could even do both simultaneously. He was a Big Bat who could help almost any fan’s team.

"He could be a good player for the Rays to sign," wrote Bleacher Report. "Reynolds will be the only player that could bring that sort of offensive production to the third base position for (the Cubs)," wrote Bleacher Report. Then Bleacher Report added: "If the Yankees were to prefer to add some power to their lineup, Reynolds has that in spades." And, according to Bleacher Report, "There seem to be significant reasons why Boston wouldn't want Reynolds, but his value becomes more apparent upon closer inspection." Finally, writing about the Phillies, the sports web site Bleacher Report wrote that "he hits home runs."

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January 3, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: Has Baltimore Been Busy Enough?

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Zachary Levine

Has the rest of the AL East stolen a march on the Orioles this offseason?

If the Baltimore Orioles don’t have the best backup infielders in the American League next season, it certainly won’t be for lack of effort.

Of the six moves made with players on the 40-man roster this offseason, one was a Rule 5 pick, one was the re-signing of Nate McLouth, and the four others all involve backup infield types, including getting rid of Robert Andino in favor of a returning Brian Roberts and/or maybe Ryan Flaherty at second base.

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December 22, 2012 10:03 am

Overthinking It: The Winter's Quietest Contenders

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Ben Lindbergh

Which of last season's contending teams have been least active this offseason, and why?

With only 50 days remaining until the first February report dates—and 100 until Opening Day—most teams have already crossed off the majority of the items on their winter to-do lists, and only a handful of the top 20 free agents are still looking for work. But while many of baseball’s best clubs have stayed busy bringing in new players or bringing back old ones, a few of the teams that made (or came close to making) the playoffs last season have been quiet. Here’s a look at four teams with more tumbleweeds than transactions this winter:

Baltimore Orioles
Biggest move they’ve made:
Re-signing Nate McLouth to a one-year contract
Why they haven’t been busier: The Orioles went from last place to the playoffs without making many major moves last winter, and they didn’t stop tinkering after Opening Day. Unlike the Yankees, who’ve spent much of the winter trying to keep or replace free agents, the O’s entered the offseason with most of their important players under team control for 2013. However, they will have to pony up for arbitration raises, which restricts their financial flexibility.
Will they wish they’d done more? The Orioles’ run differential didn’t prevent them from making the playoffs last season, but the odds aren’t good that they’ll be able to replicate their 29-9 regular-season record in one-run games. Balitmore can hope for better health and better production from their young players, but with their division rivals all active since October, the O’s run a real risk of falling prey to the Plexiglas Principle and losing ground to the teams they leapfrogged last season.
What might they still do? Last winter, Dan Duquette waited until January to sign Wei-Yin Chen and February to trade for Jason Hammel, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he took the patient approach again. This year, Joe Saunders is the most likely late entry to the rotation. It’s a long shot, but the O’s have also been linked to Adam LaRoche, who’d fit in nicely at first with Mark Reynolds off the roster.





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October 12, 2012 12:04 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Recap: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

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Ben Lindbergh

The Yankees and Orioles go long again, and the tensest of series heads toward a tense conclusion.

For the second straight night, the Yankees and Orioles went to extra innings after pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez extended the game with one swing. This time, though, that swing produced a grounder to first, preserving a tie instead of erasing a lead. And this time, the Orioles got back to Baltimore basics and added another one-run victory to their tally, running their extra-innings record to 17-3.

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Ben and Sam discuss Game Three of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS, the decision to pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez, and A-Rod's future in New York, then talk about why the Stephen Strasburg debate won't go away.

Ben and Sam discuss Game Three of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS, the decision to pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez, and A-Rod's future in New York, then talk about why the Stephen Strasburg debate won't go away.

Episode 60: "Ibanez Pinch-Hits for A-Rod/The Strasburg Debate That Won't Die"

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October 11, 2012 10:50 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Recap: Yankees 3, Orioles 2

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Ben Lindbergh

In the defining move of his career, Joe Girardi went with his gut. It worked.

The questions addressed to Joe Girardi in his pre-game press conference looked a lot like the ones he fielded several hours later, after the Yankees had come from behind to beat Baltimore 3-2 in 12 innings and take a 2-1 series lead. Both times, the emphasis was on Alex Rodriguez, with a bit of Raul Ibanez. Girardi’s responses about A-Rod earlier in the day weren’t very revealing. But by the time the second presser started, the questions almost didn’t have to be asked. Girardi’s in-game actions had already supplied the answers.

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October 10, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Orioles at Yankees

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Matthew Kory

Yet again, the Yankees have the edge on paper, where we all know the games are played.

Game Two, a one-run game, went the Orioles’ way. Well. You’d never have guessed. Now we have a tied series, and the question becomes, how can the Yankees get and hold a two-run lead? Here are your PECOTA odds and the projected starting lineups for Game Three:

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October 9, 2012 11:39 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 3, Yankees 2

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Ben Lindbergh

In which the Orioles prove that they can win one-run games in October, too.

If the Yankees’ win on Sunday was a statement, it wasn’t one that made much of an impression on the Orioles. A day after seeing their closer savaged by the Yankees’ bats, the Orioles responded with a patented One-Run Win™—their 30th of the season—to even the series. Wei-Yin Chen wasn’t dominant, but he was adept at avoiding the big blow. Andy Pettitte crafty leftied and veteran moxied his way through seven innings despite not having his best breaking stuff or command, but the O’s timed their hits a bit better and had a couple more balls bounce their way. That was enough for a lead, which—this time—Baltimore’s bullpen preserved. Jim Johnson, who appeared to have a much better feel for his sinker, redeemed himself for Sunday’s sloppy effort with a perfect ninth.

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October 8, 2012 1:05 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Preview: Yankees at Orioles

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Daniel Rathman

Orioles Game Two starter Wei-Yin Chen has faced the Yankees four times this season. How will he approach them tonight?

The Orioles are not allowed to lose one-run games, so after Russell Martin led off the ninth inning of Game One with a home run, Jim Johnson decided to serve up a four-run rally, turning a 2-2 nailbiter into a 7-2 rout. Can the O’s even the series before heading up to the Bronx? Here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Two:

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October 8, 2012 10:45 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Yankees 7, Orioles 2

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Ben Lindbergh

The Orioles run out of magic bullpen beans and drop the first ALDS showdown with their division rivals.

For the first eight innings, Game One of the ALDS was shaping up to be a typical 2012 Orioles win: a short-ish outing by a starter, followed by a parade of relievers, a few more scoreless frames, and finally a one-run win, most likely in extra innings. The O’s approach was simple: keep running out relievers until CC Sabathia blinked. It worked for a while. But for once, Baltimore’s bullpen blinked first, as the Yankees beat their best and emerged from the ninth with a lead that made their eventual victory look a lot easier than it was.  

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