Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
JoyinMudville

Game Thread - aug 4

78 posts in this topic

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz LF
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Caleb Joseph C
Kevin Gausman RHP

 

For the Nationals
Denard Span CF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Jayson Werth RF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Bryce Harper LF
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B
Wilson Ramos C
Tanner Roark RHP

Edited by JoyinMudville

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Birds 32 road wins are tied with the Yankees and Athletics for the American League lead and is tied for second in the majors...In their last seven road games, the Orioles are 5-2 and the pitching staff owns a 1.86 ERA (63.0IP, 13ER) with 23 walks and 52 strikeouts...During that span, Orioles starters are 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA (46.0IP, 10ER)...Since May 31, the Orioles own a 17-8 road record, with a 3.16 ERA (225.0IP, 79ER) which ranks third in the AL in that span...Their .680 road winning percentage since May 31 is second in MLB. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A win tonight means we'll leave the Toronto series in first place regardless of the results of those three games.

 

To me that makes tonight a must win game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A win tonight means we'll leave the Toronto series in first place regardless of the results of those three games.

 

To me that makes tonight a must win game.

I don't know, getting swept by Toronto would be bad even if we win tonight. Maybe we shouldn't talk about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know, getting swept by Toronto would be bad even if we win tonight. Maybe we shouldn't talk about it.

I say that more because it takes a little pressure off.

 

Meanwhile, tonight's the night that the offense breaks out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It sure would be nice to see Cruz and/or Davis start turning things around at the plate. My bet would be on Cruz, as he is hitting far better on the road this season. Check out the crazy/home away splits.

 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=cruzne02&year=&t=b

Davis did drive a couple balls into the outfield over the weekend, hopefully a couple will start dropping in for hits.

 

Agree that Cruz will turn it around.

 

I also think Joseph is going to continue to improve offensively.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Davis did drive a couple balls into the outfield over the weekend, hopefully a couple will start dropping in for hits.

 

Agree that Cruz will turn it around.

 

I also think Joseph is going to continue to improve offensively.

Speaking of Joesph, I am curious about his effect on the pitching staff. There is no question that the rotation in particular has been markedly better since he has been the primary catcher. Just makes you wonder about the dynamic between him and Weiters, not to mention Wallace's addition as a pitching coach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of Joesph, I am curious about his effect on the pitching staff. There is no question that the rotation in particular has been markedly better since he has been the primary catcher. Just makes you wonder about the dynamic between him and Weiters, not to mention Wallace's addition as a pitching coach.

Everybody always talks about Wieters having some incredible knack for game calling and some magical ability to guide pitchers through a game. I personally never saw much evidence for or against this argument and have always been curious of its merit. 

 

Of course its always hard to quantify intangibles such as this but if you look at the pitching staff's performance since Joseph took over that should tell us something. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like the Nats have this lame long beard thing going as well.  That look is getting tired in MLB. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everybody always talks about Wieters having some incredible knack for game calling and some magical ability to guide pitchers through a game. I personally never saw much evidence for or against this argument and have always been curious of its merit. 

 

Of course its always hard to quantify intangibles such as this but if you look at the pitching staff's performance since Joseph took over that should tell us something. 

 

I agree.  I've made that point several times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Uhhg! I thought that was a hit too. I'm giving Davis a pass.

Yea but he should know better than to assume thats gonna be an automatic hit coming off Flaherty's bat! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

I also think Joseph is going to continue to improve offensively.

Interesting analysis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Uh oh.

 

Two runs allowed.

 

They're really gonna have to open the spigots to win this one!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nick Markakis is just an all around good ballplayer.

 

I hope we sign him for 3 to 5 more years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gausman has got to stop getting behind everyone.  Simply can not afford to give up any more runs. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0