Baltimore Orioles

1st AL East | 57-40
  • Batting Avg
    .267 AVG
  • Runs
    471 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.21 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    108 HR
  • SNY

    Where have you gone, Mike Piazza(-esque catchers)?

    Where have you gone Mike Piazza? OK, we know exactly where the former Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins (for five games), New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Oakland A's catcher will be Sunday afternoon -- getting inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. But we meant "where have you gone Mike Piazza" in the larger sense, as in, is there an heir apparent to his title as a great hitting catcher? Piazza, who hit 427 homers in his 16-year career, slugged more long balls than any other catcher in major-league history. His career batting average was .308, and his 162-game averages included 29 doubles, 36 homers, 113 RBIs and a .922 OPS. "I'm thrilled," Piazza told mlb.com when

  • Settling the Scores: Sunday’s results
    HardballTalk3 hours ago

    Settling the Scores: Sunday’s results

    Craig’s off through Wednesday, so it looks like it’s just you and me again. Mike Mayers made his major league debut, starting for the Cardinals during Sunday night’s nationally broadcast game against the Dodgers. The 24-year-old must have felt like he was in a horror film, as the Dodgers tore him down limb-by-limb. Chase Utley led off the top of the first inning with a single. Corey Seager followed up with a single of his own and Justin Turner drew a walk. Adrian Gonzalez promptly unloaded the bases with a grand slam on a 2-2 slider, putting the Dodgers up 4-0 before Mayers was able to record the first out. Opposing starter Scott Kazmir would tack on two more runs with a single before Mayers