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What cap for Mussina in Hall of Fame?

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What cap for Mussina in Hall of Fame?

Mike Mussina has no regrets about concluding his career four years ago.It was a nice way to end it. I never thought about going back and playing again, Mussina said on Friday.Mussina spoke at a luncheon in his honor for his selection into the Orioles Hall of Fame. He made his first trip to Baltimore since he stopped playing in 2008 from his home in Montoursville, Pa.He concluded his career with the New York Yankees with 270 wins and has no regrets.I knew if I was going to try and make a commitment to get to 300games, Id probably be committing for at least three years, Mussina said.At that age, stuff starts falling apart.He looks in good shape, though he admitted he still eats lots of junk food. Team trainer Richie Bancells kidded him about eating Kit Kats before every start.A typical day for me is coaching something, Mussina said. He coaches baseball, football and basketball in his hometown, which is about three hours away from Baltimore.Mussina is amused by the comebacks of Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens.Those guys, I think theyre crazy to be stopping and starting and trying to do all that type of stuff, Mussina said.You stop for a reason. Either you lost the drive or your bodys telling you, its time to stop.Mussina played his first 10 seasons with Baltimore and his last eight with the Yankees.He declined to say what cap hed want on his Hall of Fame plaque.Thats a tough question because my career obviously is pretty even split between both places, Mussina said.I accomplished a lot of things here. I accomplished a lot of things in New York. I couldnt stand here and say its one place over another. I started here and I ended there. Its hard.Baltimore people want me to say Baltimore. New York people want me to say New York. When I was here, I loved being here. This is the only place I had known in the first 10 years of my career. It was a great place to play and it was tough to leave when I had to go.

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: O's hit four home runs in blowout win over White Sox

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: O's hit four home runs in blowout win over White Sox

The Orioles won 9-1 behind Andrew Cashner and an explosive offense. It was just the second home win of the season for the Orioles. Here are the news and notes surrounding the team.

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ORIOLES:

Outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr. made a nice grab near the fence early in the game to save a run, but his biggest moment was a three-run home run to extend the Orioles lead. It was his fifth home run of the season.

Andrew Cashner had a nice start, allowing just one run on five hits over seven strong innings. The Opening Day starter issued just one walk and struck out five. 

Chris Davis stayed hot, going 2-for-4 and hitting his first home run at Camden Yards this season. 

WHITE SOX:

Ivan Nova had a brutal start Tuesday night, allowing nine runs and eleven hits over four innings. He allowed four home runs and issued three walks, while striking out just four hitters. broke out of his slump Monday night by crushing his 150th career home run in the 7th. It was part of his three-hit, 5 RBI night for the White Sox. 

Yoan Moncada continued his breakout season, going 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot and scoring the only run of the night for the White Sox. 

INJURIES:

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

COMING UP:

Wednesday 4/24: White Sox @ Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards 

Friday 4/26: Orioles @ Twins, 8:10 p.m., Target Field

Saturday 4/27: Orioles @ Twins, 2:10 p.m., Target Field

Source: Rotoworld

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For the third time this season, the Orioles have put a position player on the mound

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For the third time this season, the Orioles have put a position player on the mound

It is rarely a good situation when a team has a position player take the mound. Usually, it's because one team is losing by plenty of runs, and don't want to waste a bullpen arm on a game that has already been decided.

For the Orioles, a lot more has gone wrong than right thus far in 2019. They are 1-10 at home, and only two teams in all of baseball have a worse overall record.

On Monday, Baltimore was blown out by the Chicago White Sox, 12-2, behind three different four-run innings. With the game well in hand, the Orioles put catcher Jesus Sucre on the mound to pitch the ninth.

It's the third time Baltimore has used a position player to pitch this season. It's the second time in three days, as Chris Davis took the mound for the Orioles on Saturday. The 2019 season is just barely over three weeks old.

No matter how bad Baltimore was expected to be, this situation is never ideal.

Sucre did pitch a scoreless ninth, however. The next time the Orioles are in a lopsided game, don't be surprised if he takes the mound again.

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