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.
The idea that an Orioles Billboard is 7 miles from Nationals park means nothing more than the Baltimore Washington area is coming together as one.