Tag: Baltimore Orioles

Aug 20

Noah Syndergaard: About Last Night (August 19)

I’ll start today’s post off with a quote from my buddy Aaron: “The team in blue did good. The team in orange did better. Pacman Jones made it rain.” That about sums up the Mets 5-4 loss to the Orioles last night. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been to Camden Yards. Two …

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Aug 19

Jacob deGrom: About Last Night (August 18)

I guess there’s an extremely good reason why Jacob deGrom’s ERA is now sitting at 1.98 and opponents are hitting .192 against him. It’s impossible to figure out where he’s going to actually throw the ball. Never mind the fact that he throws two varieties of fastballs, each with different movement, a changeup he’ll drop …

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May 07

Notes: Mets, Jacob deGrom, and Pitching

Just some notes on last night’s game and pitching in general: Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run in seven innings last night. He also struck out nine. The nine strikeouts were his most this season, topping his previous season best of eight against Miami on April 18, and the most he’s thrown since he struck …

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Oct 14

Could the O’s Use Chris Davis Now?

With the Orioles down two games and facing a steady diet of Royals right-handed flamethrowers, I suppose the obvious question is whether the presence of Chris Davis would have made a difference. Davis, left off of the ALCS roster because he still had five games remaining on his suspension prior to the series opener, is …

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Oct 14

Steve Pearce Is Due

I’m waiting for that moment when Steve Pearce turns on 99 mph Kelvin Herrera fastball and deposits it in the left field bleachers. It has to happen. The Orioles players will stream from the dugout like kids, joyously bounding for home, as Pearce jogs around the bases, his mind at ease because he finally guessed …

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Oct 01

West Coast? Mid-Atlantic Baseball Rules!

For those of us in the Mid-Atlantic region, this Major League postseason brings something sort of unique. For the first time, at least that I can track these things back, we’re going to see all three area teams in the playoffs at the same time. How unique is it? Seeing that big league baseball has …

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Sep 12

Chris Davis Suspension and the Orioles Chances

Consider me skeptical that the loss of Chris Davis for 25 games is all that debilitating of a blow to the Orioles postseason chances. Sure his 26 home runs from the left side provide a nice complement to the right-handed bomb hitting machine otherwise known as Nelson Cruz, and with Steve Pearce having a career …

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Jul 05

Gausman the Ace You’re Looking For

On Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN wrote an article discussing the need for the Orioles to pursue a top flight starter.  You can read the article for yourself if you like, but in the article one unnamed scout had this to say about the O’s: I think they’re a pitcher away — I really do, …

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Jun 25

Orioles Continued Struggles Closing Games

My favorite Orioles closer is Gregg Olson, which probably says more about when I grew up than any real affinity, but I always remember 1990 when he saved 37 games as being the year when he took his place amongst the elite.  Maybe it was because Bobby Thigpen saved 57 games that season, and for …

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Jun 11

Hit with Authority J.J. Hardy!

It’s a great shame that I don’t follow the Orioles closer than I do.  They have exciting, young foundational players like Manny Machado, Adam Jones, and Chris Davis.  They have a strong farm system filled with pitching quality and depth, the most precious commodity you can have in baseball these days.  Baltimore has/had Buck Showalter, …

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