Oh, you know, just your average “my team finishes at 4 games up in the AL East and 15 games above .500” kind of week. I guess it will do. I’ll take it – how about you?
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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
- Caleb Joseph
- Vance Worley
- Brian Deunsing
This Week on the Twitters
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 27, 2016
— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) June 26, 2016
If the UK opts out, Europe can still make them a qualifying offer, so that any union signing the UK will have to give up a draft pick.
— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) June 24, 2016
Hyun Soo Kim has a wRC+ of 139 against RHP. Joey Rickard's wRC+ against LHP is 144. That's how you draw up a successful platoon.
— Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer) June 23, 2016
— Eve Stein (@LeetleSeester) June 21, 2016
So that's a quality start for Ubaldo Jimenez. I'm calling this edition of #JimenezConfessions a success. Excellent work, everyone.
— Camden Chat (@CamdenChat) June 23, 2016
Scott had this great idea about devoting a segment to the Orioles’ catching position – Matt Wieters, the prospects, and the team’s approach moving forward. But then Andrew Stetka of Euataw Street Report went and put an awesome piece on masnsports.com on the same subject. Luckily, Andrew was kind enough to join us to talk about O’s catchers, and the team at large.
Are you following Andrew Stetka on Twitter @astetka? You should be. Are you reading his posts on MASN’s website on Mondays? You should be. Are you reading his regular Thursday Thoughts on eutawstreetreport.com?
YOU SHOULD BE! Get on it, Birdland. He’s one of the good guys.
I would like to say that we’re proud of this segment, but we’re not really sure. West Coast baseball means many things: late nights, cranky Orioles fans, and our favorite social media hashtag:
To celebrate, we read some synopses of the kinds of films that might be called “Dongs After Dark.”
Jake may have “cheated” with this “Wild Card” business, but it worked for him. He scored two points this week, after having selected the batter who had the most hits (Jones over Scott’s pick, Chris Davis), but also scored on the “next Oriole to hit a Grand Slam.”
The score is now tied at 4-4, and Scott selected pitcher with the highest K count in the next week. Jake went with Gausman and Scott went with Tillman. Scott also got to choose a replacement Wild Card, and the full listing is as follows:
Next Oriole to hit a triple.
Jake: Wieters (yes, really)
Next Oriole to hit a HR 450+ ft
Next Oriole with an 8IP start
Next Oriole with 10+ Ks
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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