5 Apr 2001: Mike Bordick #14 of the Baltimore Orioles gets a force out on Troy O''Leary #25 of the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. <> Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORTCredit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT
MASN Orioles play-by-play man Mike bordick joined Bob & Steve to talk about the Baltimore Orioles.
Steve asked Mike Bordick about Wie-Yin Chin being headed to the disabled list. Mike said it’s a shame because Wei-Yin was pitching well, and because the Orioles had to do so much scrambling for pitching last year and are headed back down the same path.
Bob asked Mike Manny Machado and how impressed Mike is by Manny’s conversion to 3rd base. Mike said being a Short Stop helped Manny move to different positions, and said that Manny’s reaction times and instincts make him such a great player. Mike also said he doesn’t believe Manny will move back to short stop because it is so hard to find a good 3rd baseman.
Bob asked Mike about JJ Hardy at the plate. Mike said the month of April was very tough on JJ because he was trying to find his swing, but now he is heating up and is a very aggressive hitter who pounds the ball when he is in a groove.
Mike also talked about how he feels like the game is over when Jim Johnson gets to the mound because of how his pitches are moving right now.