BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 29: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game winning home run in the 12th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 29, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won the game 7-6. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun joined Bob and Glenn on Sports Rehab to discuss the Orioles injury situation and the team’s upcoming road trip.
The Baltimore Orioles have stretched their lead in the AL East to 7 1/2 games over the second place Blue Jays and eight games over the Yankees heading into this weekend series against the Cleveland Indians. “What has surprised me most is how bad the rest of the teams in the division are. said Connolly. This is a good Oriole team but a bad rest of the division.”
The right side of the infield is now out as both JJ Hardy and Manny Machado both went down this week with injuries. Machado was put on the disabled list after spraining his knee while swinging at a pitch during the Yankees series while Hardy suffered a sprained right thumb. Hardy is expected to play sometime this weekend in Cleveland.