Everybody feeling alright today? It was another great Opening Day at the Yard yesterday, as Buck Showalter moved to 8-0 in such games thanks to Adam Jones’ 11th inning walk-off home run. The weather was great, the beer was very cold, and the Birds started off on the right foot.
Let’s hit the links.
Most O’s fans were annoyed to see Craig Gentry’s name on the lineup card, a result of Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi’s extreme reverse splits. As always, Buck Knows Best. Gentry made a spectacular catch at the right-centerfield wall to rob a home run and keep the game tied at 0-0 early.
Dan Connolly of Baltimore Baseball on AJ, Gentry, Brad Brach (ugh) and more.
Maybe Jon Shepherd should LOG OFF, amirite?
Scratching your head about Davis atop the order? Shepherd actually ran a model a year ago, and found that Davis should be the leadoff hitter. Head over to Camden Depot with an open mind and let him try to convince you.
Baltimore Sports and Life’s Chris Stoner sets lines on twenty different items about this year’s Birds, asking readers to take the over or under on everything from Trey Mancini’s number of extra-base hits to the team’s overall record.
In a wonderful bit of symmetry, do you know who else hit a walk-off homer yesterday? Nick the Stick! 2110 Eutaw Street represent!
I know, I know…this isn’t really an “Orioles” link. But it’s a former Oriole link, and I think you’ll all enjoy it.
“Enjoy” our off day, and the weekend baseball!