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  1. o THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th *************************** VINNY & HAYNIE:)l What about Chance Sisco and his offensive resurgence ??? TONY PENTE:)l Yeah, there is no doubt that he has been locked in as of late, and he appears to be supremely confident at the plate. He is really seeing the strike-zone well, and laying off of some close pitches that are just missing the strike-zone. In the past, he has had trouble seeing the spin of the ball and not chasing bad pitches. He has added a little more strength to his body this season, and increased his launch angle. He
    5 points
  2. I try to not be a homer. There’s a lot to complain about on this team, but you know, maybe I’m starting to turn into a believer. I am not a member of Wildcard’s cult just yet, but I’m standing outside the door listening to the music, and it sounds pretty good. Maybe I’ll read a pamphlet....
    3 points
  3. o Keep in mind that when I post radio interviews of Tony Pente and Roy Firestone, I am paraphrasing ...... subsequently, there may be a thing or two in my transcriptions that may be somewhat amiss. o
    3 points
  4. Rio, Sisco, and Santander heating up. Article does not even mention Alberto who is absolutely on fire and Nunez who is mashing even relative to his usual production. https://www.mlb.com/news/orioles-ride-homers-extend-win-streak-phillies Team hitting stats: .262 AVG (#2 MLB), .331 OBP (#6 MLB), OPS .797 (#3 MLB). #22 in BB. Huge improvement so far vs last year when we were ranked in the 20's in most categories, and that was with Mancini and Villar! We are only #12 in runs scored but we've played fewer games than most of the teams ahead of us. Seems like everyone is improving in
    3 points
  5. Ok, fine. I'll grant you the assumption that this is a good team and that they can make the playoffs this year. But to think that this franchise is all of a sudden on the upswing because some players who were below average got marginally better or are enjoying career years and outplayed their peripherals is silly. It's very simple, the 1988 Orioles went 54-107. The 1989 team, as everyone knows, went 87-57 and went down to the final weekend in the playoff hunt. 1990, they were 76-85. And in 1991, they slid back even further to 67-95. While that 1989 team was great and a lot
    3 points
  6. Seems like a good day to see Akin’s debut.
    3 points
  7. I know this doesn't belong here. So move it when necessary. Just really thought people would like to see. This article is free btw. https://theathletic.com/1989076/2020/08/12/mostrong-the-boy-who-inspired-athletes-and-rallied-a-city/
    2 points
  8. o In 2019, the Orioles had a team batting average of .205)with the bases loaded. In 2020, the Orioles have a team batting average of .417 with the bases loaded. SOURCE: ) Jon Sciambi 2019: lllll .205 ll (23 for 112) 2020: lllll .417 ll (5 llfor ll12) o
    2 points
  9. Just love watching Hanser spray line drives all around the outfield. Old school AF!
    2 points
  10. Yes. It was a story that got passed around and around. The Orioles were not a pro cutter team at that time because it has been proven that throwing it takes away velocity of the 4 seam fastball. But some pitchers are great because of their cutter and they obviously would not thrive in an organization that was not in favor of it's top pitching prospects throwing it.
    2 points
  11. We just don't have enough pitchers available today to play those games. Phillips was going to pitch to that mostly righty section of the lineup no matter what. Now Bruce is due and Fry will be in. You put guys in to do a job and they either do it or fail.
    2 points
  12. Knowing I was working til 7 I didn't expect to see any of this game but I'm here know. Listened to our big inning on the drive home. So it wasn't bad judgement for Rio to make the first out at 3rd? Ruzious says so, but he's got "Ruiz" in his name so he might just be standing up for his distant cousin.
    2 points
  13. It was nothing like that. He threw seven different pitches as an Oriole. Was completely uncoachable. Never listened to a single coach until the Orioles gave him away and the Cubs sent him to the minors and said "you'll do this" Ask Scott McGregor or Mike Bordick if you don't trust me. He listened to Boras and would not go to the Orioles informal offseason strength program that even helped Chris TIllman.
    2 points
  14. Required a perfect throw and that is what they did. Can't be too upset.
    2 points
  15. A Delmon from Santander!
    2 points
  16. Wow, Valaika looking like a real major leaguer there! Great AB!!! Absolutely fantastic! Gutted out the run to first so we could score, too!
    2 points
  17. I like it. Thought it was really a fun vibe in Philly. I like their phony crowd noise too, complete with random horn blasts. Overall, I think the sound engineers are getting better at what they’re doing with experience.
    2 points
  18. Regarding Sisco re: Tony's take - It seems easy to me, that Sisco can get plenty of plate appearances as a left handed C/1B/DH that gives Severino (R), Nunez (R), and eventually Mountcastle (R) and Rutschman (S) days off. The backup catcher doesn't have to be a defensive specialist if the primary catcher is good (ie Rutschman), and even so, the Orioles can carry three C if need be.
    2 points
  19. Thank you for posting this interview. I missed it this time. I was a little bit surprised about the comments about Cisco behind the plate. I thought I heard the other night he ranked 8th behind the plate in pitch framing. He seems okay to me. He has less passed balls than Severino who seems to have one every game.
    2 points
  20. I’m just saying, what upside does Eshelman have and why does he deserve to start over Akin? Is it merely because he has been worked more and can throw more pitches? I believe we heard that Akin was up to the 70s in terms of pitch count while down at Bowie.
    2 points
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  22. o The Orioles have 13 innings to cover tomorrow when the two teams meet in addition to this afternoon's game ........ so in addition to getting jobbed because of the incompetence of the Nationals' grounds-crew, the Orioles' bullpen is going to have a pretty tall order in terms of continuing to find a way to scrape by over the next few days until their next day off on Monday. o
    2 points
  23. The benching of Davis would be a good start to contention.
    2 points
  24. There's a few potential all-stars in there.
    2 points
  25. Let's hope the tarp crew is up to the challenge.
    2 points
  26. Big Ben is insanely good. It’s amazing. “Finally,” he days after Sulser finally gets a call from the ump to end the game. Love it. Captured my feelings entirely.
    2 points
  27. Absolutely atrocious. Never seen umpiring that bad. 8th inning, tying run on second, Castro should have had Quinn struck out on #4. Phillies announcer said "3-1...I think? That looked right down the middle." Also given a free ball on#1. Game on the line, Sulser should have had Harper struck out on #4. Perfect pitch painting the corner.
    2 points
  28. Horn blasts arent phony. There's a group of 10 or 12 real fans who go to a gate of the stadium where they can see a tiny sliver of the field through bars and they sit in lawn chairs and stand on ladders and follow the game and blow horns and do some chants. They wear masks and say they social distance. The Phillies even turned on TVs over concession stands in their view so they can watch the game. They call themselves the Phandemic Crew or something like that. Aaron Boone and the Yankees actually complained about them saying the horn blasts were timed with pitches just like fans w
    2 points
  29. Jeep on winning!! Just think if we hadn’t got swept by Miami
    1 point
  30. Let’s get a bunch more and let Hess pitch
    1 point
  31. Why don't they use Akin out of the pen to eat some innings and save the pen? I know it's high pressure for a rookie, but I'm afraid they're over-working the pen.
    1 point
  32. Don't forget the part where he blasted the O's in his blog as a minor leaguer.
    1 point
  33. The Phillies announcers about the Orioles: "they're relentless ".
    1 point
  34. Pat Valaika seems like he belongs on the 2012 Orioles.
    1 point
  35. I'd wear an Altuve shirt but they only come in small.
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. https://forum.orioleshangout.com/forums/index.php?/topic/38881-vs-phillies-813/
    1 point
  38. Hey they are giving an Orioles game here in NY Metro area .
    1 point
  39. Yesterday looked like bad framing - but several times, it looked like the pitcher crossed him up - which looked like it cost them a couple of strikes. That seems to be happening a lot this year - not just with the O's.
    1 point
  40. Strasburg just got ejected. Was hollering about a call while sitting in the stands.
    1 point
  41. I'd smile more with Mountcastle in the lineup. Is that ok?
    1 point
  42. Which shocks me with way I felt going into the season. I could see the pen being a little better. If we could get 1/2 position players who could become regulars that would really help out big time. We are still years away so you have to hope these guys are still performing 3/4 years from now. AL East was at its all time weakest from about 1988-1991. Balanced schedule back then also is different from now.
    1 point
  43. I don't think there are any Cy Young winners on the O's current staff, but with 15 pitchers on the pitching staff that might not be necessary. We are talking about a team moving from the 2nd worst in baseball to a little over .500. Its not hard to see that this team is better that last year's team.
    1 point
  44. o (ORIOLES vs. PHILLIES, 8/12) Hey, if nothing else, the game that tonight's home-plate umpire called was a screaming endorsement for the need to institute an electronic strike-zone. o
    1 point
  45. o Moose, generally speaking, you are one of the last posters to act as an Orioles apologist ........ so when I see YOU getting pissed at the umpire, I KNOW that he is doing badly. o
    1 point
  46. o Off of the thick yellow pole in right field ........ PING. (vs. PHILLIES, 8/12) NUMBER 4 ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER o
    1 point
  47. I think what makes them creepy to me is that they are inconsistent in size. If they were all life-sized it would be fine, but with them as they are I feel like I'm living in Uncanny Valley.
    1 point
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