Your first place Baltimore Orioles had a rough week. The Toronto and Boston series had all the stuff of which nightmares are made: poor pitching… no, mostly poor pitching. At least it’s early… right?
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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
What is it about Orioles’ relievers getting hurt while covering first base? Here’s a look at this week’s Medical Wing:
- Darren O’Day
- Yovani Gallardo
- Caleb Joseph
- J.J. Hardy
This Week on the Twitters
For those wondering if #Orioles have starting alternatives at Norfolk, the 5 Tides who have started most often have a combined 5-27 record.
— Rich Dubroff (@RichDubroffCSN) June 13, 2016
I see @ESPN talking up the Red Sox as the trade deadline nears. Not much of a mention for the other first place AL East team though… 🙄
— Dan Clark on Sports (@DanClarkSports) June 13, 2016
Anyway, Orioles offense is humming well enough. Starting pitching is in crisis. No solution in AAA. Goodbye Sisco or someone else.
— Camden Depot (@CamdenDepot) June 13, 2016
@CamdenDepot As shown by Gausman, Os have shown an ability to teach pitchers a third pitch.
— Matt Perez (@FanOfLaundry) June 10, 2016
— William Duck (@Bill_Duck21804) June 11, 2016
Time to Panic
But is this time for panic? Looking at the marathon that is the baseball season, and removing ourselves from the emotional distress associated with the last two series, are things as bad as they feel?
We take turns making a case for Panic and Calm.
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We also claim to be experts in the MLB draft. You know, as is our way.
Scott takes a commanding 3-2 lead, after having looked at IP per start for the starters. Jake went with Kevin Gausman (6.1), and Scott took Chris Tillman (7.1). This week’s category is plain and simple:
Scott picked Jonathan Schoop, Jake picked Mark Trumbo.
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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