Former Orioles pitching great and current MASN play by play man Jim Palmer joined Ed & Steve to talk about Orioles opening day.
Steve asked Jim how was Roberts after the game. Jim said he wasn’t moving very well and that he would probably be out for a while before the hamstring heals. Jim also said its good it was a hamstring and not a knee ligament that could have put him out for the season.
Ed asked Jim about the starting pitching. Jim said he thinks Chen pitched well and got better as the game progressed, and Hammel was impressive on opening day.
Steve asked Jim about the Longoria play and if he saw him pass Zobrist on the base path. Jim said he noticed that they were stride for stride but that Gary Thorne saw it right away and called it out and was on top of it. Jim said it was more on Zobrist for not going half way up the base path and allowing Longoria to pass him. And Jim said that play shows that this 2013 team has some of that 2012 Orioles magic in it.
Jim then went on to talk about Kevin Gausman and how impressive he was in Spring Training and that he believes he’ll be up with the big club in no time.