While Baltimore’s 161 homers lead the majors by a comfortable margin, that power has overshadowed an outstanding run by the pitching staff.
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.
I’ve looked at the schedule of all of the American League East teams and broke down how I thought the five teams would finish the season.
The Athletics have some incentive for an AL victory in the All-Star game; since 2003, the winner’s league gets to start the World Series at home, and 23 of the last 28 titles were won by teams scheduled to host four of a possible seven games.
The Orioles, however, are not in the same wait-and-see mode as an organization. Ideally, they’d also like to trade for a big name pitcher much like their cross-country rivals, but may not have the talent in the minors to do so.
Bud Norris (7-5, 3.62 ERA) takes on Doug Fister (7-2, 2.93 ERA). First pitch is 7:05pm in Washington.
I have seen some people second guessing Buck for walking Reynolds, thus putting the winning run on base. I think it was brilliant.
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.
Steve Davis weighs in on the Orioles advertising billboard near the Nationals Ballpark in Washington D.C.