This week was a bit of a mixed bag. Bad series against the Blue Jays, good series against the Yankees, and a COMPLETE GAME BY UBALDO JIMENEZ (yes, really). Now we see what September has in store for us. Whatever it is, the games will be meaningful…
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The Drink of the Week has gone from drowning our sorrows to celebrating wins. If you’re “celebrating” along, tell us what you’re up to via Twitter (@birdseyeviewbal), or on Untapped (jakee4025 and magn8606).
This Medical Wing
Shoulders abound. Pitchers are dominating the Medical Wing this week.
- Chris Tillman
- Darren O’Day
This Week on the Twitters
"Ubaldo Jimenez with another 1-2-3." I feel like I've tuned into the baseball equivalent of the War of the Worlds radio broadcast.
— Matt Taylor (@roarfrom34) August 31, 2016
P.S. just because Buck Showalter is a good manager doesn't mean he's had a fairly subpar year when it comes to these things. He has.
— Andrew Stetka (@AStetka) August 31, 2016
The Rangers are beating the 2012 Orioles' record for one-run W-L, but mostly because of luck https://t.co/lXQLu4FrFs pic.twitter.com/ApLF97zn2l
— Rob Arthur (@No_Little_Plans) August 31, 2016
The @Orioles have now tied an MLB record for homers in August with 55 just two months after setting the June record with 56.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 1, 2016
Talking to a family of Yankees fans. Turns out they're from Virginia and they're actually Nats fans. I don't get life.
— Joe Papparotto (@JoePappa) September 4, 2016
Around the Bases
Orioles week in review: wild, and wonderful. Follow along as we take a trip Around the Bases:
First Base – How to we manage our emotions, in the time (season) we have left?
Second Base – Resurgence of Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman
Third Base – Roster head scratchers
Home Plate – Who needs to step up now, for the O’s to make it to the promised land in October?
We’ve all seen the hype video before the bottom of the 9th inning. Is it just us, or is this just a little patronizing? Sure, this is Birdland – the home of Orioles Magic. At any time, one of the good guys could put the game away in dramatic fashion, and the totals would become lovely.
But that isn’t always guaranteed to happen. And when things really aren’t going our way, sometimes we just wish that we could have the luxury of brooding in peace.
Jake put together a more “realistic” clip set, that may not rev you up for a comeback, but will certainly match your dark mood.
What do you think the O’s should show, come comeback time? Weigh in on Twitter @birdseyeviewbal, using #HappyEndings #SadEndings.
Not a good week for either of your intrepid Fantasy Bossers this week. In a battle of wRC+, Scott took the day with Manny Machado (107) over Jake’s pick, Chris Davis (88). This brings Scott to within 2 (11-9). Buckle up, this might get tight.
This week, the category is extra base hits (XBH). Scott took Mark Trumbo, and Jake went with Adam Jones.
Here’s a look at the Wild Cards in play:
Next Oriole to get pulled before the 3rd inning
Next Oriole to hit a HR 450+ ft
Next Oriole with an 8IP start
Next Oriole with a multi home run game.
Who will own it?
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Who had a great week? Who had a tough week? Who made us ashamed to be Orioles fans? Find out in this week’s GB&U. The guys run through their Good, Bad, and Ugly for the week.
Tweet us your selections @birdseyeviewbal with #OsGood, #OsBad, and #OsUgly.
Blowing the Save
Most podcasts try to end on a high note – the perfect coda to a quality program. That’s just not our style. Each week, we’ll end on a weak note, blowing the save with an item that didn’t quite fit into the episode, or something they simply need to get off their chests. It’s our version of taking the ball and pulling a Kevin Gregg.
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