Winning never gets old.
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There’s an energy around the clubhouse at Camden Yards that seems to be giving more than just the fans and Oriole bloggers a buzz – it’s so much more fun to write about 12-10 come backs than day game blow outs.
Since his return from the disabled list on May 27th, Luke Scott is hitting .636 with 5 homeruns including a grand slam and back-to-back two homerun games. Don’t sit too close to Luke, he’s on fire.
Left field has been a lingering issue for the Orioles and they’ve found their man. Nolan Reimold is fielding his position flawlessly and his bat is holding it’s own in the Majors too. Reimold has just 53 at bats, but has already driven in 10 and has 5 homers including a walk off in the 11th against the Blue Jays.
Matt Wieters made his major league debut yesterday. I bet you hadn’t heard yet. We all know what Wieters is capable of and despite going 0 for 4, the rookie fit right in with the Oriole pitchers and gave fans a snap shot of the future as he caught Brad Bergesen’s career best 8 inning 2 run start.
O’s fans aren’t used to filling the Yard when they aren’t hosting the Sox or Yanks. They definitely aren’t used to seeing their highlights before Boston or the evil empire on ESPN either. Both of which have happened this week.
Before I continue, let me give myself a reality check. Yes I know it’s a 5 game win streak, yes I know the O’s are 10-16 against the AL East are under .500 and less still last in the division. And yes I know that this young and inexperienced rotation won’t be taking the O’s to a World Series anytime soon.
But O’s fans, this isn’t the beginning of the end of the downward spiral. It’s the beginning of the beginning of winning baseball in Baltimore. Soak it up, cheer your heart out, and enjoy it.