Things have turned sour for the Birds, who have lost five in a row and seven of nine. So this week’s 6-4-3 will try and stay positive.
One month of the season is almost in the books and the surprises keep coming!! Remember the “6-4-3″ is the top six teams, four stats to know and bottom three teams in the bigs.
Here is this week’s installment of my 6-4-3. Top 6 teams, 4 stats to note and bottom 3 teams in MLB.
The Atlanta Braves have bolstered their bullpen depth by acquiring right-handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles for a minor-leaguer.
Andrelton Simmons is a good bet to win several gold gloves during his career, and he’s shown the ability to stay within himself and make adjustments at the plate.
Adam Jones had a one-word description of the Orioles’ second straight shutout win: “Chen-sational.”
Jason Hammel pitched a one-hitter for his first career shutout, allowing only Jason Heyward’s two-out single in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Saturday night.
Rookie Andrelton Simmons made amends for his first career error by hitting a two-run, go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore 4-2 on Friday night to end the Orioles’ five-game winning streak.
Slowed by a tender elbow, Tsuyoshi Wada made his delayed spring training debut for the Baltimore Orioles when he pitched two innings of relief for a split squad Sunday in a 2-2, 10-inning tie against the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Minor pitched three scoreless innings in his second spring outing but the Atlanta Braves lost to the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Thursday.
The St Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves are tied for the wild card in the National league, while the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are tied for the wild card in the AL.
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July. If you were away (Ocean City?) did you watch the three-game series against the Atlanta Braves? And if so, what did you think of the way the Orioles finished interleague play?