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Ravens2006 last won the day on December 21 2006

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  1. The weekend report... Bridwell: 6 IP, 0 ER, W Gonzalez: 5 IP, 1ER, W Rodriguez: 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, L Davies: 4 IP, 6 ER, L Davies' dud, by the way, was the first time since his FIRST START OF THE YEAR (a span of 29 consecutive starts) that Zach failed to at least get through 5 innings. Think about that... 29 straight outings where Davies pitched at LEAST 5 full innings. Remarkable. Without doing the research, I'd be fairly confident in saying there have been some weeks this season that the Orioles didn't get a starter through 5 full more than 3 times? And Davies pulled it off 29 straight starts.
  2. The football Gods gave us Campanaro for the day, but took Yanda as payment. Cruel, cruel football Gods.
  3. No way, I think Buck's on the same page as me at this point... try to help the Yankees, try to hurt the Red Sox. No need to win today, save their last hot streak for the next series. Plus maybe he figures it'll be a good spot to get Tanner Scott some work... Trailing 6-0 in the 3rd, no pressure, Yankee Stadium, etc...
  4. He's hitting .320 with a .370 OBP since August 20th with the Phillies. That sort of average / OBP without HRs to go with it would get you benched with Team Buck.
  5. Why not? If he can get through 3 or 4 innings and only give up 1 or 2, and get some experience, it's better than Miley, Ubaldo, or Hellickson giving up 6 to 8 in 3 innings.
  6. Just hoping they tank tomorrow too... then get "hot" vs. Boston like they often seem to do.
  7. Not a bad outing there for Dan's latest clever starting pitching acquisition... 3 IP, 8 baserunners, 6 ER. Brings his ERA since joining the Orioles up to a solid 7.29.
  8. They're finally moving, slowly, towards a better football helmet design. See link. And imagine that... the outermost layer is softer, to absorb some of the initial blow. Who'd a thunk it? http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/16/news/companies/vicis-nfl-helmet-concussions-safety/index.html
  9. At this point, I sort of hope the Orioles play in a manner that helps the Yankees take the division, and sends the Red Sox to the WC game... this is how much I loathe all that is Red Sox.
  10. The Bengals O-line is just getting manhandled off the snap WAY too often. We might be saying the same thing about Flacco soon, remains to be seen how the Ravens O-line fares against a few different opponents... but Dalton looks like he'll be hard-pressed to finish the season anywhere but on I.R.
  11. Obviously they're a major league caliber team. The real debate is how good of a major league caliber team they are. You are usually about what your record says you are. It'll be interesting to see what becomes of aces Jimenez and Miley. Sadly I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see either one or both of them back. Miley's contract number for next year strikes me as our best chance for seeing him bought out and jettisoned. Ubaldo I believe could very well come back on a small deal, knowing that Buck is the only manager in MLB (in my opinion) that would still be starting him regularly after 4 years of the performance he's shown here. And I'm sure he'll log two more great starts the last 10 days of the season, just to leave that "potential" thought in Buck's mind.
  12. Another quality starting pitching performance from one of Dan's jewels...
  13. I've said it many times before and continue to stick by it... the majority of the core of what made the Orioles competitive / contend was assembled by the previous GM. I think the Cruz acquisition was an incredible stroke of good luck thanks to a depressed market and his prior PED suspension (and considering the Orioles like to use "bad luck" so often to explain their misfortunes, I think it's fair to credit dumb good luck for some things as well), and Trumbo had a similar 1 year extra-good spike (and is now back to more of his career norm). He acquired two starting pitchers that performed for a while. That's great, but he didn't build a foundation. I hope I'm wrong, but I think he'll be gone in two years, with many of the most critical / key pieces that helped make the team remotely interesting again also either gone or well in to decline... and what's left behind looks pretty barren. Same old analogy, MacPhail assembled a really nice frame and a nice engine, Duquette took the keys, drove it hard and added some cool accessories... but is on the verge of handing over the keys to a car that needs a lot of work from neglect.
  14. Edsall's Huskies managed to squeak by Holy Cross at home by a TD... after trailing 20-7 at the half. So things are looking up in Storrs!
  15. The D line was consistently, and quickly right off the snap, pushing the Bengals O line back in to Dalton's face. You see so much of that and you start to get jittery and it gets in your head. There comes a point where the QB knows that it's not just a couple bad plays, he's breaking the huddle knowing that his protection is not going to hold up for more than a couple counts. There will be match-ups against other O lines that aren't as one-sided, but this D line is going to be the key for the Ravens to stay in / win games.