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April 17, 2003
'Everybody can go through this. If, at the end of the season, I have 15 losses, then I'll worry about it.... I come here trying to help the team and trying to win, and that's why I feel embarrassed.' Omar Daal, Baltimore starter, who is 0-2 and has given up 15 runs in 152/3 innings in three starts this season
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April 17, 2003
'Everybody can go through this. If, at the end of the season, I have 15 losses, then I'll worry about it.... I come here trying to help the team and trying to win, and that's why I feel embarrassed.' Omar Daal, Baltimore starter, who is 0-2 and has given up 15 runs in 152/3 innings in three starts this season
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October 8, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN
The loss of Pedro Martinez will live in Dodger infamy, but the Dodgers did receive an all-star second baseman in Delino DeShields, who simply failed to live up to his credentials. For Omar Daal, traded to Montreal in December 1995, the Dodgers got . . . Rick Clelland? It would be a stretch to suggest that Daal's ceiling was as high as Martinez's, but there are similarities.
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January 3, 2003 | From Times wire services
Omar Daal, who went 11-9 with a 3.90 earned-run average for the Dodgers in 2002, agreed to a two-year, $7.5-million contract with the Baltimore Orioles contingent on Daal passing a physical today. He earned $5 million last season. Daal, 30, was on the Orioles' original list as they began to target free agents, but negotiations didn't heat up until Tuesday night. Daal represents the Orioles' first full-time left-handed starter since Jimmy Key in 1998.
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July 29, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
For rookie Omar Daal, the only left-handed pitcher on the Dodgers' staff of 11, learning how to warm up properly in the bullpen has taken some time. "I have to be careful in the bullpen for how much I throw, because I throw every day," said Daal, who was called up from triple-A Albuquerque on May 23. While the game dictates when the right-handed relievers warm up, Daal may be called upon at any time to pitch to a left-handed batter.
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August 2, 2002 | Jason Reid
Manager Jim Tracy shuffled the Dodger rotation for the four-game series against the Phillies after Thursday's 6-4, 13-inning loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Omar Daal, scheduled to start tonight against his former club, pitched the final 1 1/3 innings Thursday and took the loss, so Andy Ashby is now scheduled to start the opener. Kazuhisa Ishii will to start Saturday on three days' rest after throwing only 72 pitches and working 2 2/3 innings Tuesday in a 12-4 loss to the Reds.
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September 29, 2002 | Mike DiGiovanna
Omar Daal threw eight shutout innings Friday night, giving up two hits and striking out six in the Dodgers' 1-0 victory over the Padres. One of Daal's best performances of the season was probably his last as a Dodger--the left-hander will be a free agent this winter and seems certain to leave. Daal, who is 11-9 with a 3.90 earned-run average, wants a multiyear deal and assurances he'll be a starter.
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September 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
Brian Kingman should watch Omar Daal pitch more often. Daal gave up one run over six innings as he avoided becoming the first 20-game loser in 20 years, and Pat Burrell drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded single in the ninth as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets, 6-5, Thursday night at Philadelphia. "He didn't want to see me lose, so that's good," Daal said of Kingman, who was 8-20 for Oakland in 1980 and flew in from California to watch. "He brought me good luck."
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September 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Omar Daal, acquired by Philadelphia in the trade that sent Curt Schilling to Arizona, will try to avoid the distinction of becoming a 20-game loser tonight when he starts against the New York Mets. With a loss, Daal (3-19) would become the first 20-game loser since Brian Kingman went 8-20 for Oakland in 1980. Kingman will be in attendance at Veteran's Stadium tonight. Cy Young lost 20 games three times. Walter Johnson did it twice. Steve Carlton did it once. Each is in the Hall of Fame.
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December 16, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spring training is still two months away, but after re-signing starting pitcher Tom Candiotti to a two-year, $6-million contract Friday, the Dodgers say they are ready. "It was the last significant piece of the puzzle," said Fred Claire, the club's executive vice president. "You can pretty much identify the team now. We're all set and ready to go." The Dodgers, who have committed $27.
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September 29, 2002 | Mike DiGiovanna
Omar Daal threw eight shutout innings Friday night, giving up two hits and striking out six in the Dodgers' 1-0 victory over the Padres. One of Daal's best performances of the season was probably his last as a Dodger--the left-hander will be a free agent this winter and seems certain to leave. Daal, who is 11-9 with a 3.90 earned-run average, wants a multiyear deal and assurances he'll be a starter.
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September 1, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Houston Astros prepared for a feast Saturday night, and Dodger left-hander Omar Daal left them scrounging for crumbs. Daal tantalized the Astros for 6 2/3 innings, mixing his not-so-fast, 86-mph fastballs with a variety of pitches that barely made catcher Paul Lo Duca's mitt pop, offerings that would seem palatable to a decent high school player. But Daal rarely left anything over the plate, blanking Houston on two hits to lead the Dodgers to a 4-0 victory before 29,652 in Minute Maid Park.
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August 5, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Omar Daal has already been down this road twice, waiting for Kevin Brown to return from the disabled list and bump him to the bullpen. The Dodgers expect Brown to rejoin them again soon, but Daal might not be the odd man out after another impressive performance Sunday in a 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies before 28,186 at Veterans Stadium. Daal (9-6) pitched 6 1/3 solid innings in his third consecutive quality start.
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August 2, 2002 | Jason Reid
Manager Jim Tracy shuffled the Dodger rotation for the four-game series against the Phillies after Thursday's 6-4, 13-inning loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Omar Daal, scheduled to start tonight against his former club, pitched the final 1 1/3 innings Thursday and took the loss, so Andy Ashby is now scheduled to start the opener. Kazuhisa Ishii will to start Saturday on three days' rest after throwing only 72 pitches and working 2 2/3 innings Tuesday in a 12-4 loss to the Reds.
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June 12, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turns out Kevin Brown wasn't the only Dodger pitcher to injure his arm May 26. Brown left the game at Arizona that day because of a sore elbow in the first inning and was relieved by Omar Daal, who threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings and developed a sore shoulder of his own.
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May 4, 2002 | Mike DiGiovanna
In another clubhouse, or in the Dodger clubhouse of a year or two ago, veteran left-hander Omar Daal would have been a distraction. The fact he is not a distraction despite his dissatisfaction with pitching out of the bullpen and his repeated requests to be traded may be the biggest upset of the season so far.
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August 5, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Omar Daal has already been down this road twice, waiting for Kevin Brown to return from the disabled list and bump him to the bullpen. The Dodgers expect Brown to rejoin them again soon, but Daal might not be the odd man out after another impressive performance Sunday in a 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies before 28,186 at Veterans Stadium. Daal (9-6) pitched 6 1/3 solid innings in his third consecutive quality start.
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April 25, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger ace Kevin Brown is tentatively scheduled to come off the disabled list Tuesday, which means Omar Daal, who in the words of his manager was "brilliant" in Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, will go back to the bullpen. Daal, 30, is a luxury the Dodgers can afford, a $5-million insurance policy in case one of their starting pitchers gets hurt, but Daal's predicament could put a crimp in his career, possibly costing him millions.
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April 25, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger ace Kevin Brown is tentatively scheduled to come off the disabled list Tuesday, which means Omar Daal, who in the words of his manager was "brilliant" in Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, will go back to the bullpen. Daal, 30, is a luxury the Dodgers can afford, a $5-million insurance policy in case one of their starting pitchers gets hurt, but Daal's predicament could put a crimp in his career, possibly costing him millions.
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April 19, 2002 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodger pitching staff's insurance policy began paying dividends Thursday night. Left-hander Omar Daal, who was acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies in November and who demanded a trade in March when he learned he would begin the season in the bullpen, made his first start for the team that originally signed him 12 years ago. Daal provided a premium performance as the Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres, 5-2, before 24,434 at Dodger Stadium.
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