When the Chicago White Sox last visited Camden Yards, Chris Sale didn’t get his turn in the series when civil unrest in Baltimore led to the cancellation of two games.
Scott gives his predictions for each division in the American League and National League.
On Thursday afternoon at 5:37pm at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Orioles will begin their quest to reach the World Series for the first time since 1983.
Although the Orioles do have somewhat of a stronghold on first place, the AL central is much closer than Baltimore’s division.
“It could still go either way,” said Todd. “The Royals have a game and half on them, and Detroit has the better roster and they could still pull away with the division. But their rotation is shallow now. They might lose a couple due to that and it could be the difference.”
The Baltimore Orioles are pulling away in the AL East, but extending their winning ways Friday night could be a tall order against Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber, the hottest starting pitcher in baseball.
As the post-All-Star Game portion of the season is about to begin, let’s see how I’m doing up to this point.
Chicago RHP Hector Noesi (2-5, 5.34 ERA) gets the start against Baltimore’s righty Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8, 4.63 ERA).
The same officiating crew that ejected Bud Norris after hitting Torii Hunter had a change of heart when Justin Verlander blatantly threw at Nelson Cruz.
The Orioles pitching held the Detroit Tigers at bay for 9 innings, then Tommy Hunter hit the mound and things went downhill from there.
Steve Davis talks about the chances that Bud Norris actually threw a pitch AT Torii Hunter after the Ian Kinsler homerun in the 8th inning.
The Rays have lost 3/5’s of their rotation but i still think they manage to make the playoffs.
Earlier in the week, Bob gave us his National League preview for the 2014 Major League Baseball season. Here’s his picks for the American League.