Yesterday, Adam Loewen did not look good -- in fact, he got skewered. The Orioles lost 12-3, as he came back from shoulder tendinitis, and gave up four runs on four hits which included four walks and two hit batters in just 1 2/3 innings.
Well, as gifted and as competitive Adam Loewen may be, he's been struggling in Spring Training and you've got to wonder if his arm struggles are to blame, or he's trying to get comfortable.
He says that he's unfazed.
However, whatever is happening, he needs to get resolved in a little less than two weeks as the Orioles begin their season.
The Sun's Jeff Zrebeic has more on the story, as does Spencer Fordin, and the Examiner.
A lot of people have been noticing that Melvin Mora is playing with a renewed sense of enthusiasm, looks to be focused, aggressive and seemingly ready to lead. The Sun's Peter Schmuck has a story on this, and notes Mora is trying to help and be a role model to the young Orioles...
Mike Constanzo, who's had a good spring with the bat despite the strikeouts, will most likely head to Triple-A Norfolk; Spencer Fordin has a piece on Orioles rebuilding process & Andy MacPhail; George Sherill will close and MASN Sports has more on the new Oriole; meanwhile, the fifth starter in the pitching rotation battle continues with Matt Albers and Brian Buress, but the Orioles Hangout site has a problem as to how the process went; Jim Johnson also wants a shot at making the team; The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec has a Q&A with fans about the team.
Brandon Fahey, despite his size and his appearance, has a pretty good shot of making not only the team, but also may be the starting shortstop if Luis Hernandez does not improve.
Finally, former Oriole closer, Gregg Olson has been inducted to the team's Hall of Fame -- congratulations! As well, the team also announced yesterday that they're naming an award after William "Wild Bill" Hagy for his unbridled love for the team, and Traveling secretary Phil Itzoe will also be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.