The Baltimore Orioles are building a seemingly insurmountable lead atop the AL East behind impressive success at home.
Baltimore still holds the largest division lead in the majors at 8 1/2 games over the New York Yankees as it tries to win its first AL East title since 1997.
While Baltimore’s 161 homers lead the majors by a comfortable margin, that power has overshadowed an outstanding run by the pitching staff.
The home run heroics gave the Birds a sweep of the rain-shortened two-game series against the Yanks and extended their lead in the American League East to a season-high 7.5 games.
Kevin Gausman (5-3, 3.70) takes the mound for Baltimore looking to build on Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Bud Norris (7-5, 3.62 ERA) takes on Doug Fister (7-2, 2.93 ERA). First pitch is 7:05pm in Washington.
Brittany Ghiroli joined Ed and Ken to talk about the extra innings win for the Orioles in DC.
After gutting out a pair of wins over the Pirates, Buck Showalter dropped an “I told you I like our guys” in his post-game press conference at 1:07 AM.
Now that the Orioles are involved in interleague play, and baseball is playing interleague play every day, MLB really does need to decide on whether to have the DH in both leagues or neither.
Padres play-by-play man Dick Enberg joined Bob & Steve today to talk about the Orioles vs the Padres.
As we hit the second weekend of June, the weather is nice and the yard work is plenitful. However, if you can manage to find some free time, there is plenty of sports entertainment for your viewing pleasure.
I believe for years that MASN has been trying to force this rivalry down our throat, but with both teams having success this year, I’m actually very intrigued by the match up.