I’ve got a few random thoughts leading into the final 66 games for our Baltimore Birds… Here they are:
Chen, Tillman, Gonzalez, Feldman, Hammel in that order 1-5 with a major argument that could be had re: Tillman at 1. It’s not going to frighten the other clubhouse but its no joke either, coupled with the offense & defense Orioles pitching ain’t that shabby.
I’m feeling ok about Jim Johnson, the break might have been just enough to reset the brain & body. Same goes for the bullpen. Whatever was said about 96 games before the break being too many, now helps down the stretch for a competitive team. The sprint is on.
Chris Davis will hit 15 more home runs to get to 52, or in the neighborhood but not get to 60 plus, unfortunately.
Manny Machado will hit .303 to finish the season and snag 57 doubles, shy if the record 67.
I hope the excitement from the All Star break pushes the stars forward not drains them. Feeling strong for the last couple, three, months ahead.
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