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We’ll see.    Stroman had a good spring (2.19 ERA), including a good start against us, and is generally a good pitcher (110 ERA+ career).    Shoemaker had a so-so spring (5.00 ERA) and is generally a so-so pitcher (100 ERA+ career).    They both had excellent starts against a weak hitting team.    We are no juggernaut either, but our offense has had a decent start.   So, I won’t assume these guys will dominate us.  

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If we’re indexing to most recent accomplishments, perhaps their pitchers should be worried about our offense? Averaging 6 runs per game during the current 3-game winning streak (including wins over the Yankees’ Paxton and Happ). 

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In 7 total AB vs the two of them, Villar has 2 HR.  (one off of each)

I'm sure they are likely to do better than the guy who went last night.

We'll see.

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Our offense has consisted of three guys, Smith, Villar, and Mancini. One good game by Nunez, Sucre and a big homer by Joey Bats. The rest, meh.

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15 minutes ago, Frobby said:

We’ll see.    Stroman had a good spring (2.19 ERA), including a good start against us, and is generally a good pitcher (110 ERA+ career).    Shoemaker had a so-so spring (5.00 ERA) and is generally a so-so pitcher (100 ERA+ career).    They both had excellent starts against a weak hitting team.    We are no juggernaut either, but our offense has had a decent start.   So, I won’t assume these guys will dominate us.  

 

1 minute ago, OldNewGuy said:

Our offense has consisted of three guys, Smith, Villar, and Mancini. One good game by Nunez, Sucre and a big homer by Joey Bats. The rest, meh.

Yeah, a few guys need to turn it on a bit. Mullins, in particular, would be a big boost. Davis is hitless, Martin has one hit and looks like he'll basically be a non-factor at the plate this season (which is fine), and Ruiz is hitting .200 (but has looked competent up there IMO). 

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How much is the team willing to get out of SS? Is a .150 ba, sub 500 OPS enough? Is this why they are hanging on to Alberto? Martin looks lost at the plate. Pitchers throwing 91 mph fastballs by him. It is a big jump from AA to big league regular. Especially for a guy not on his former teams 40 man.

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6 minutes ago, OldNewGuy said:

How much is the team willing to get out of SS? Is a .150 ba, sub 500 OPS enough? Is this why they are hanging on to Alberto? Martin looks lost at the plate. Pitchers throwing 91 mph fastballs by him. It is a big jump from AA to big league regular. Especially for a guy not on his former teams 40 man.

I was thinking last night, could Martin have a worse offensive season than Davis last year if they keep running him out there? Personally, I could not care less because I love his glove. He pretty much saved the game last night on that liner off Bleier. 

But it's an interesting question.

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6 minutes ago, OldNewGuy said:

How much is the team willing to get out of SS? Is a .150 ba, sub 500 OPS enough? Is this why they are hanging on to Alberto? Martin looks lost at the plate. Pitchers throwing 91 mph fastballs by him. It is a big jump from AA to big league regular. Especially for a guy not on his former teams 40 man.

Its not an issue as long as the team keeps winning.  When they lose for a while it could become an issue.

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48 minutes ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

If we’re indexing to most recent accomplishments, perhaps their pitchers should be worried about our offense? Averaging 6 runs per game during the current 3-game winning streak (including wins over the Yankees’ Paxton and Happ). 

Yes, I'm not sure how they've slept at all the past couple nights 😉

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13 minutes ago, interloper said:

I was thinking last night, could Martin have a worse offensive season than Davis last year if they keep running him out there? Personally, I could not care less because I love his glove. He pretty much saved the game last night on that liner off Bleier. 

But it's an interesting question.

Could he?  Possibly, sure.

Just seems a bit premature to worry about after four games.

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Stroman dominated us in the spring. He dominated us last year. I'm scared of him. 

I think Alberto starts at SS tonight and Jackson starts at 2B.

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In theory, nearly every game should be hard on the Orioles' offense. Despite early results, this is not a good offense.

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