Orioles claim Chris Lambert off waivers

The Baltimore Orioles claimed Chris Lambert off waivers from the Tigers Thursday. Lambert was designated for assignment Tuesday after giving up 11 runs on 12 hits over 6 2/3 innings in two appearances with Detroit. He walked six and struck out four.

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After four starts, it’s now safe to say that Washburn hasn’t helped us yet. We’re not getting many breaks this season.
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A couple of solo shots so far today, but still ofer on RISP. They’ll need to do something with this bases loaded situation, obviously. Might start seeing some of our LH bats. Passed up on a painfully obvious bunting situation with Everett in the 5th. If we get back in the game here in the 6th, do not go to Miner.
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A 3-3 homestand would not be getting it done. Also obvious.
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–Rich

Like I said, if we get back in the game, make sure to use Miner for two innings. :-)
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–Rich

And in the end, this weak looking lineup scores 7 runs on 10 hits. There ya go.
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Anybody notice that Raburn is tearin’ it up lately?
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I haven’t seen Jim Leyland this excited since that September of 2007 win we got over Roy Halladay.
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Excellent pitching from the bullpen once again, kept us in there.
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And there was some real leather being flashed out there today on both sides. It had already been an entertaining game even before we hit in the 9th.
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That was a fairly large win. Survive and see if Chicago will collapse from the weight of their upcoming schedule.
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–Rich

With the addition of Huff (whom JL says can/will play 1B, LF and DH)why doesn’t DD put Marcus on waivers?? They don’t seem to want to play him at any of those positions, which he happened to play last season, so why not unload him. Wouldn’t this free up a roster spot for a pitcher?

Now that was exciting baseball!!! Only got to see the bottom of the ninth beginning with Miggy’s at bat. Great win and nice to see Clete come through again–I’ve liked him all along and although he tends to overswing some, he has good baseball instincts and has the chance to be a really nice player for us for years to come. Enjoyed watchng the replay several times and listening to Mario’s call. Kudos to Brandon as well for the sac fly. We all know how many times we’ve squandered chances like that this year. We all are hoping for the Sox to flounder on their upcoming schedule, but I don’t think we will pull away enough to make us comfortable heading into the last 2 weeks of the season. We don’t exactly have it easy either with 7 games against the Rays not to mention our trip out west to face LA. Even if we had a 7 or 8 game lead going into the last 2 weeks, we’ve got 7 games left with the Twins and 6 with the Sox. Those last 13 games are gonna be gut wrenching!

–Ed

WAY TO GO CLETE! You got the makings of a Baseball legend!!!
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I like him, I like him alot! (borrowed from a quote earlier in the papers by an old man that mumbles alot speaking to the press)
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Leyland knows what he’s doing.. He has the other scouts beleivin our boys can’t hit squat!.. wait till October!!!
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We’ve given ChiSoX and Twinkees all the chances to get the lead, with out going in reverse.. and they can’t do it!
THis is our year!
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Look out in Playoffs… Tigers are going to open a can of whoop ***.. and wipe up Texas/boston and New York to the WS!
jim

I was at the game and boy was it fun! The coolest part was the pinch hitting opportunities we didnt have a few weeks ago, and the difference they made in this game.
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Huff, Avila, Guillen and Ramon all came in as left-handed, offensive replacements. It just changed the whole energy of the game- not having to count on Marcus to hit a homer to win. Been a long time since that has happened anyways.
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Great win!

A crucial win – we have to win every home series as our last away series win was the memorable early June five game set at Chisox. You could say we are due against Oakland.
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A platoon for Curtis at leadoff is critical with his lefty at bats horrible for .178/.257 and .074/.161 for RISP. Righties, he is .283/.368 and .297/.432 for RISP.
Curtis this year is effectively only pull hitting with any power – his 23 HR’s, 6 TB’s and 14 2B’s have all gone to RF apart from 1 HR and 1 TB to CF and 1 2B to LF.
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I am surprised JL has tried just about everyone as leadoff apart from Inge. Inge had a lot of lead off AB’s prior to Curtis taking the role and has a career .280/.364 leading off from 328 AB’s. Inge has to be worth a shot rather than waiting and trying ‘lucky dip’ alternatives from the September roster expansion.

The only guys I can see in the leadoff position besides Curtis are Clete or Razor. Inge, no way, especially with his knee problems. Curtis is simply gonna have to suck it up, put these last few weeks behind him and start playing baseball like we know he is capable of. I think Curtis is a conscientious guy and he lets alot of his nonproduction affect his play. He just needs to go out and play hard–eventually he’ll come around.

–Ed

Mopar, talking about scouts believing our boys can’t hit Squat, I thought Jack Squat was a position player. He pitches too? I can’t wait to see this pheenom! I hope he’s included in the September call ups.
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Regarding leadoff, I did like Polanco being there as the lineup turned over today. If Wilson hadn’t made such an outstanding play on his flare to left, we’d have been talking about Polly tonight. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking permanent, but if you wanted to rest Grandy or maybe drop him to 9th against a lefty, it seems like a sound decision to plug Polanco in at leadoff. Plus in the latter scenario, Polly is still following Grandy. Hey Jim, consider this, would ya?
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Those final two weeks will be a very gut wrenching time to be sure. The schedule is set up to guarantee it. If MLB would only cut interleague play in half, I’d be happy with the scheduling. Boston, New York, etc. are tough places to play but we really should be going there more, as we’ve done for well over a century.
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Okay, GreatWhiteNorth (GWN okay?), don’t want to ignore you here. I’m not sure how they’ll do it, but with roster expansion coming up in ten days, I don’t think they need to lose anyone permanently. If I had my guess, today’s hero Clete will be the one to get sent down temporarily if that becomes necessary. In fact, that could explain the extra special hug he received from JL today. In addition, Clete, more than anyone else it seems, benefits from those quick trips to Toledo. I think he’ll be here a long time myself. As far as waivers goes, I’m sure Thames (along with a bunch of others) has already appeared on the waiver wire this year.
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Amazing how much one win by this team can perk up all the fans.
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–Rich

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