For the Birds, this is tough because they are already minus some key pieces to a team that is getting closer and closer to winning the AL East for the first time since 1997.
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.”
Rob Long talks about the Orioles bouncing back from a sweep in Chicago after finding out about losing their Platinum Glove 3rd baseman.
Chris Davis hasn’t helped compensate for the offensive or defensive loss at third base, as he’s slumping on both sides of the ball.
“He’s been very inconsistent. That’s the best way to put it,” said Coleman. “They just need to hope that he trends upward soon and maybe that he makes some place at third as well.”
“Davis has had a very up and down career,” said Szymborski. “He’s hitting .200 or less of late, and it’s not really sustainable.”
Though many in Baltimore are a bit panicked after Machado’s injury, Szymborski points out that every team has injuries, and many also have far worse scenarios as a road to the playoffs.
Dr Ken Tepper joined Ed and Steve to talk about Manny Machado’s knee injury and the recovery time ahead.
Brittany Ghiroli joined Ed and Steve to talk about the Orioles getting swept in Chicago and Manny Machado’s season ending injury.
Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has decided to have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, leaving the Orioles without one of their best players as they try for their first division title in 17 years.
A blow for the O’s in the midst of their playoff push. Third baseman Manny Machado is out for the season.
Former Oriole executive and current MASN Baseball Analyst Jim Duquette joined Glenn and Bob on Sports Rehab to discuss the news of Manny Machado possibly needing season ending knee surgery.
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.
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.