Tuesday’s O’s Links: Just One Game Ahead of the 1988 Team

Zach Britton pitches for the Orioles.
GulfBird Sports/Craig Landefeld

Every time we think perhaps the Orioles have reached “rock bottom,” they just plunge through the floor and reveal that there is somehow, still another, lower, level. After sweeping the New York Mets in a short two-game set at Citi Field, the Birds have now lost five straight. Last night, they wasted eight shutout innings from Dylan Bundy, losing 2-0 to Boston in 12 innings.

(This was about Adam Jones missing the cutoff man in the 12th yesterday on the sacrifice fly that gave Boston a 1-0 lead. Because he missed, a runner went from 2nd to 3rd, and that runner scored on a sac fly just a play later. Would it have mattered? Most likely not at all. But it was still bone-headed, and helped turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-0 deficit. Ross Grimsley was not a fan either:)

To some links, I suppose.

The Orioles’ Outfield Defense is Brutal

Let’s stay with that theme for a moment. Jones made a bad play – and he’s made his share of late – but he is, yet again, being asked to cover for some horrendous outfielders on both sides of him. Camden Depot’s Matt Kremnitzer has the gory details (and GIFs) of just how terrible the Birds’ OF defense has been.

Bird’s Eye View Episode 241: Duck and Cover

Jake and Scott join me in trying to find Rock Bottom. They asked O’s fans to give them their Rock Bottom moments, as our season theme of “misery loves company” rolls on.

The Way Buck Showalter Organizes the Orioles Lineup is Confusing

If you’re forced to organize the deck chairs on the Titanic, shouldn’t you at least put them as far away from the listing edge as possible? As Tyler Young points out at Camden Depot, Buck has routinely set the chairs up in a silly, haphazard, and entirely indefensible manner.

Sunday Notes: Mancini a “Thoughtful Slugger”

David Laurila talked to Trey Mancini (scroll down) about getting in his own head, exceeding expectations, and how he quiets the naysayers both internal and external.

Zach Britton is Back

Buck said he didn’t want Britton’s first appearance to be a save opportunity. Last night would have been perfect then, right? I guess Buck should have said he wanted Zach’s first outing to be in mop-up duty, because he had several good chances to bring Britton in last night – even “dry humping” him twice – but instead left Mychal Givens out there to wither yet again. Buck has learned nothing.

 

Today is Dylan Bundy bobblehead day at the Yard. Somehow I’m thinking they might have some left over.

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