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JoyinMudville

We're one of the best hitting teams in the league

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Yeah,

 

  I know it doesn't feel like it but boy was I surprised when I checked the stats...

 

Chicago White Sox 285

NY Yankees 274

Orioles 263

Rangers 258

Red Sox 254

 

Just does not seem like we're hitting that well. I guess no one's hitting at the moment.

 

And... wait for it.

 

Runners in Scoring Position

 

Seattle 310

Orioles 293

White Sox 290

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Yeah,

 

  I know it doesn't feel like it but boy was I surprised when I checked the stats...

 

Chicago White Sox 285

NY Yankees 274

Orioles 263

Rangers 258

Red Sox 254

 

Just does not seem like we're hitting that well. I guess no one's hitting at the moment.

 

And... wait for it.

 

Runners in Scoring Position

 

Seattle 310

Orioles 293

White Sox 290

Numbers padded by yankee blow-out where we had 20 hits and 14 runs.  I think we have one other game where we scored 5 runs.  This is a poor offensive team I don't care what the numbers say.  Lousy on-base % , no speed and no way to manufacture runs.  Lough and Lombo only guys who can scratch out a run and they are part-timers.  Until we start bombing the long ball, we are going to suck.

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This team can hit, they just can't get on base.

Overall, I've been impressed with the collection of talent on the field.

I'm hoping that the pitching catches up.

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9th in MLB in batting average but 19th in runs scored.

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I am not up on statistics, so I'm not sure what stat covers this (hitting with men in scoring position? Is that a stat that is kept?), but the Orioles just have trouble stringing hits together. I don't know what causes this. Is it their approach at the plate? Always swinging for the fences? Are they pressing too hard when guys are out there? Are they not pressing hard enough? We have good hitters, just not good clutch hitters. This seems like it has been this way for years (maybe all teams' fans feel this way). As good a hitter as Cal Ripken was, I used to think he was poor in the clutch (is he the all-time leader in hitting into double plays?) I have no idea what the answer is, but it is a problem for sure.

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before the last Blue Jays game, the MASN guys were talking about the approach used to beat Buehrle. They mentioned that he won't throw strikes if you will swing at balls. he started off throwing strikes and they jumped all over him in the first inning. so he adjusted his game and stopped throwing 1st pitch strikes. it seems like the O's hitters never counter adjusted. they kept going after that 1st pitch like it would be the only cookie they'd see, and their 1st inning run was the run they scored off of him. 
  

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Jones swung at the first pitch I think his first two times up yesterday. For some reason I found that infuriating. He made outs both times too. It just seems logical to see more pitches unless he's getting fat fastballs right down the middle. If he is and he's missing them like he is, he's not a very good hitter.

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Jones swung at the first pitch I think his first two times up yesterday. For some reason I found that infuriating. He made outs both times too. It just seems logical to see more pitches unless he's getting fat fastballs right down the middle. If he is and he's missing them like he is, he's not a very good hitter.

his first inning AB made perfect sense to swing at the first pitch, because the guys ahead of him were getting on MB right out of the gate. I won't say they had him on the ropes, but he was definitely back on his heels. AJ just didn't square up the ball. I don't remember the specifics of his 2nd AB though.

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Where's the power ?

Last year's league leading homerun team sure is not showing it this year.

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Orioles next to last in all of mlb in home runs. Only KC has less.

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 It's April 20th, Manny and JJ have missed some games, repost in July. Bear in mind we have the toughest schedule in all of baseball in April. Hitters slump and always at the worse time. All will be well soon.

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It's April 20th, Manny and JJ have missed some games, repost in July. Bear in mind we have the toughest schedule in all of baseball in April. Hitters slump and always at the worse time. All will be well soon.

Collective slumps are kind of weird to me. You have some good points. Adam Jones, JJ, and Chris Davis have shown no power yet. Matt Weiters and N. Cruz a little better.

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I know very little about Delmon Young. Is he supposed to be a power hitter?

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Where's the power ?

Last year's league leading homerun team sure is not showing it this year.

it's interesting that you're pointing out the lack of HRs. for the past two seasons, most folks on this board have been complaining that the O's are a 1 dimensional team that does nothing but his solo homers. Thorne said the O's lead the league in getting hits with RISP. and they have ben getting multiple extra base hits in most games.

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The O's are going to be fine. They have a long lineup, and the team will heat up with the weather.

 

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it's interesting that you're pointing out the lack of HRs. for the past two seasons, most folks on this board have been complaining that the O's are a 1 dimensional team that does nothing but his solo homers. Thorne said the O's lead the league in getting hits with RISP. and they have ben getting multiple extra base hits in most games.

I'm into balance! They are next to last hitting homeruns in the whole major leagues.

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The home runs will come tonight...

 

While I don't necessarily think the O's are destined to lead the league in homers again, it's insane to think that the same team would go from first to last in homers over the course of an offseason.

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bump!

 

The fact that these guys are consistently putting up five and seven and 11 runs on the board without the long ball speaks volumes. the home runs will come. When Manny comes back, and if they platoon Schoop and lombardozi at 2nd, you're going to see the best one through nine in the majors.

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bump!

 

The fact that these guys are consistently putting up five and seven and 11 runs on the board without the long ball speaks volumes. 

can you clarify what you mean? Schoop hit a HR last night. 3 O's hit a HR Wed. night, one was Cruz's grand slam.  

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can you clarify what you mean? Schoop hit a HR last night. 3 O's hit a HR Wed. night, one was Cruz's grand slam.  

They scored 7 on monday against boston without a home run.

 

In there win Friday against Boston they put up 8 without a homer

 

It's true that Schoop hit a solo shot but the O's put up 10 runs without the long ball.

 

And I recall a 7 to 1 victory over Tampa Bay that didn't have a homer.

 

What I am saying is that a big criticism of recent oriole teams was that they were over reliant on the long ball. While they'll still hit a ton of homers this year, the team seems to have a more well-rounded offensive attack in 2014

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They scored 7 on monday against boston without a home run.

 

In there win Friday against Boston they put up 8 without a homer

 

It's true that Schoop hit a solo shot but the O's put up 10 runs without the long ball.

 

And I recall a 7 to 1 victory over Tampa Bay that didn't have a homer.

 

What I am saying is that a big criticism of recent oriole teams was that they were over reliant on the long ball. While they'll still hit a ton of homers this year, the team seems to have a more well-rounded offensive attack in 2014

This is true. What I think contributes to this right now is that the same hitters aren't hitting as many long balls as they did last year. There are a lot more extra base hits and singles. It has actually added a dimension to the team that puts more pressure on the pitcher.

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Everyone needs to send Chris Davis good cosmic vibes his way. Please don't let him be hurt.

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They scored 7 on monday against boston without a home run.

 

In there win Friday against Boston they put up 8 without a homer

 

It's true that Schoop hit a solo shot but the O's put up 10 runs without the long ball.

 

And I recall a 7 to 1 victory over Tampa Bay that didn't have a homer.

 

What I am saying is that a big criticism of recent oriole teams was that they were over reliant on the long ball. While they'll still hit a ton of homers this year, the team seems to have a more well-rounded offensive attack in 2014

oh ok, I get what you're saying. I agree. they aren't a one dimensional team. they can score runs in many different ways

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Always remember, Pitching,fundamentals, and 3 run homers. All will come together sooner than later.

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