Reporting Jeremy Conn
Rob Neyer joins Scott and Jeremy on The Scott Garceau Show
Rob talks to the guys about the struggles that the Nationals have faced so far, and calls their start to the season “shocking”. They were picked by many to be a World Series team, but so far are being out scored so far for the season. Speaking of shocks, Rob thought the Orioles would regress from the strong season they had last year and is shocked at the way they’ve started. The one down side to the Orioles hot start is the struggles that Jim Johnson has faced over the last few games. But Rob tells us that he thinks the “leash” on Jim is longer than many expect. Despite the numbers he had last year, he never was the best in the league, and with this years regress, but Rob feels he is still the same pitcher that was there last year and he’ll get back to that form. Neyer talks about last years triple crown winner, Miguel Cabrera, who is on track to be in a group with guys like Hank Aaron and Frank Thomas. With Miguel being one the best right now, we look to the future with Kevin Gausman on the hill tonight for the Orioles, and Rob tells the guys for a young pitcher he has incredible stuff, his average fastball is towards the top of the list. But Rob wants to see how long it will take for Kevin to adjust to the game at this level and if he can stay healthy. Now being 50 games into the season Rob Neyer tells us that his biggest surprise in the AL East is the Toronto Blue Jays being 9.5 games out of first place, this coming from a man who had the Orioles at the bottom of the division once again. But as the season gets better Neyer tells us that he expects the Blue Jays to play better ball, but not good enough. Rob also thinks the Yankees will start to fall back down to earth.