They’ve fallen and it’s doubtful they can get up. Here’s a look at some teams and players who’ve failed miserably so far in this 2014 season.
On Monday, Major League Baseball upheld the five-game suspension they originally handed Manny Machado.
Although Justice described the outcome of Machado’s suspension as “fair,” he also stood firm on Machado reaching his full potential in the majors.
“There were periods last year where [Manny] was one of the best five players in baseball. We have to keep in mind that he’s 22 years old.”
Rick Dempsey called the orioles series against Tampa disspointing
Joe Saunders (0-4, 5.19 ERA) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8, 4.70 ERA)
This past Friday, the Baltimore Orioles began a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards.
The American League East is showing signs of either being one of the weaker divisions in baseball or just so competitive that the teams are beating up on one another.
Barring any rain outs the Orioles will play game 81 of the 2014 season Sunday afternoon when they close out this 4-game series with the Rays.
Jake Odorizzi (3-7, 4.29 ERA) vs. RHP Chris Tillman (6-4, 4.45 ERA). Second game starts 7:05PM.
Where would the Baltimore Orioles be without Nelson Cruz?
Now to Bud Norris who is going to the DL. Norris is not ready to start Friday but he should be coming back July 7th. Scott and Jeremy talk about the pitchers that are lined up from Friday until Monday, but what are the Orioles going to do Tuesday? Of course, Tuesday is still a couple days a way, pitchers are not announced yet for Tuesday.
Chicago RHP Hector Noesi (2-5, 5.34 ERA) gets the start against Baltimore’s righty Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8, 4.63 ERA).