The road trip came to a very disappointing 4-6 end the other day, and now the Birds have once again put themselves in a position of needing an outstanding homestand to keep pace. Despite winning the first game of the series in both Anaheim & Seattle, they ended up dropping two of three in both, as well as splitting four with the lowly A’s.
Hopefully home can cure what ails ’em, but the clock is ticking.
Let’s hit the links on a dreary day in Baltimore.
I usually very much enjoy when Jeff Sullivan writes about the Orioles. In this case though, he’s writing about the bane of O’s fans’ existence this year – Whiff Davis staring at strike three. Davis missed a bunch of time, and STILL leads the majors in backwards K’s. Sullivan found eight instances where Davis not only went down looking, but went down looking on a pitch that can be classified as middle-middle. Including, of course, the final out on Wednesday, with the bases loaded and his team down by a single run.
Are the O’s still in this thing or what? Is there enough season left? Jake & Scott talk themselves into the Birds as contenders, out of it, then back into it again. They also get into some musical selections in an “Orioles Jukebox,” which I quite enjoyed.
Santander is here. How will that affect the lineup? Matt Cassidy of Camden Depot has some thoughts. In conclusion though, he thinks Buck will need a drink.
The REAL Big Ben joined Terry Ford on 105.7 to discuss the ’92 Birds, who will be celebrated on Saturday at OPACY. There will also be a home run derby featuring Chris Hoiles, Sam Horn, & others, so be sure to show up early.
Eric Himmelheber, who used to write for us (hey, Eric!) scored an exclusive interview with O’s prospect Yefry Ramirez, who the O’s acquired from New York in July for – of course – international bonus slot money. Hopefully the Birds can get some production out of the youngster. He certainly seems to be level-headed and have the right mindset.