Alex Conway takes a look at a few options for the Orioles as they look to secure their rotation for next season.
The 2012 regular season came to an end Wednesday night inTampa, as the Rays, behind three home runs from star third baseman Evan Longoria, beat the Orioles 4-1.
Chris Tillman, like Gonzalez, has been a savior for this team. Since he joined the club just before the All-Star break, who’s been better? No one on this staff.
In Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park, the Orioles had two chances to tie the Red Sox or take the lead with the bases loaded in the ninth inning. Instead, the birds fell to Boston 2-1 as the Red Sox avoid the sweep.
The Orioles went on to win yet another extra innings affair in Boston on Saturday.
The Orioles scored seven runs in the first two innings, and got a terrific start from Chris Tillman in beating Seattle 10-4 Monday night.
The Orioles recovered from a first inning, 2-0 deficit with plenty of offense and pitching that was good enough Sunday, beating the Oakland A’s 9-5.
JJ Hardy hit two home runs in the Orioles 9-2 clobbering over Tampa Bay.