Baltimore Orioles Manager Buck Showalter joined the Norris & Davis show to talk about his team. The Orioles are currently in 2nd place in the AL East with 23-16 record. They will finish up their series against the San Diego Padres today.
Steve asked about Jim Johnson and if he saw anything different. Buck said no that there has been nights where Jim didn’t have his best stuff and went 1, 2, 3.
Bob asked about Chris Tillman’s outing. Buck said that Chris looks to be growing into a lot of thing. He told the guys that Tillman gave up 24 foul balls in the first four innings and that is the difference between Triple A and Major League Baseball.
Steve wanted know about Manny Machado’s comparison to Jeter. Buck said that he would never put that kind of pressure on Manny. What he has seen is the support system that Manny has from family and teammates. Buck said you can tell that Manny loves baseball and is very alert to his surroundings.
Bob asked about Freddy Garcia’s transition from power pitcher to finesse pitcher. Buck said that today will be a tough game to pitch but Freddy will keep giving the team a chance to win.