Sometimes you’re the windshield, and sometimes you’re the bug. On Sunday in Toronto, the O’s were the windshield. Last night in Cincy, they were the bug.
Get ’em tonight.
So far, NOPE! SI.com’s Michael Beller put together this great piece on Gausman, published Monday, outlining his new use of his breaking ball. GIFs, charts, and all the fun stuff we seamheads have come to expect from pitching analysis these days. This article got O’s fans even more excited to watch Kevin pitch this week. Then he goes out and has one of the worst starts of his career on Tuesday night, because of course he did.
Do you remember that there were actually people who didn’t think building Oriole Park at Camden Yards was a good idea, or have you blocked that from memory? PressBox’s Jim Henneman reminds us.
Our own Andrew Stetka, writing in his weekly MASN guest column, goes through the Birds’ bevy of pitcher acquisitions of late, and talks about how odd they are. Speaking of pitchers…check this out (and turn away from your screen if you have a mouthful of coffee):
Former O's last night:
Chen: 7 IP, 0 R, 0 H
Triggs: 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 H
MiGo: 8.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H
Gallardo: 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 H
— Eutaw St. Report (@EutawStReport) April 19, 2017
Jake & Scott talk with Justin McGuire of the Baseball by the Book podcast, heap praise on Trey Mancini (while also preaching caution), and more in this week’s episode. Give a listen.
Michael Klopman of Sports on Earth jumps aboard the Trey Train as well. Mancini wasn’t in the starting lineup last night, but with Seth Smith reportedly tweaking a hammy and being possibly headed for the DL, the Orioles ol’ roster crunch may have conveniently solved itself yet again.