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    That doesn't seem all that outrageous. It is just a piece on the series from the prospective of the Yankees.
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    What I want to see is the Orioles running through the tape. Sure I’d like to see them grab a playoff spot, but more so, I’d just like them to play decent baseball to the end. I’d consider that to be pretty significant progress.
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    #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles won for a third day in a row by beating the Boston Red Sox 3-2. Dick Hall was the beneficiary of a Davey Johnson two-out homerun in the top of the 9th inning and as such, recorded his 9th victory of the season. Johnson finished the day 2 for 4 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI. Paul Blair also went 2 for 4 with a double, a homerun, 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Tom Phoebus started for the Birds and lasted 6.0 innings, having given up 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 3 and striking out 3. BOX SCORE
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    McLaghlin Group is a rip-off of a show called Agronsky & Co., popular during Watergate. And a much better discussion.
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    That was the best, smartest of the sports discussion shows. And they axed it and kept screamfests and jokefests with the likes of Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless and Kornheiser and the one with that old Cuban guy.
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    Didn’t Lupica have some sort of plagiarism scandal a few years ago? I used to like him as a panelist on The Sports Reporters.
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    Yep doubleheader at 4:05 tomorrow. Akin/Cobb vs Cole/Tanaka. Twelve games in 10 days, will have to go to a 6 man rotation next two times through,
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    o This streak was extended to 10 games last night, which is the longest such streak by an Orioles team since 2006. o
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    https://theathletic.com/2057975/2020/09/10/connolly-gary-thorne-has-a-masn-contract-but-no-schedule-messy-saga-continues/?source=user_shared_article
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    o Gerrit Cole leads the Major Leagues in Home Runs Ceded (13.) BALTIMORE O RIOLES ))))) (vs. YANKEES, 9/10) Boyce Cedric "B.C." Mullins II - CF Jose Antonio Iglesias Aleman - SS Demetrius Jerome "D.J." Stewart - RF Ryan Mountcastle - LF Pedro Severino De Leon - C Renato Nunez - DH Rio Ruiz - 3B Hanser Joel Alberto Pena - 2B Patrick Valaika - 1B Keegan Lee Akin - LHP )) (0-0, 2.08 ERA) OPPOSINIG PITCHER Gerrit Alan Cole - RHP )) (4-3, 3.63 ERA) ) * * )) Leads the Major Leagues in Home Runs Ceded (13) https://www.mlb.com/starting-lineups o
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    The catch by Conforto was a major difference-maker, but so was the catch by McNeil on Iglesias' ball leading off the inning. If that ball dropped in, Iglesias would have scored as the result of the subsequent walk and two hit batters, and then Ruiz' ball would have produced another run, since it would only be the second out and Nunez would have scored easily from third. McNeil's catch saved at least two runs for the Mets. Alberto never batted in the 6th, so he couldn't have bunted in that inning. The Orioles couldn't have brought Holaday in when they were leading by 6-1, because they never led by that margin. They led by 5-1 and 6-3.
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    Because we are in this thing and need his big bat for the pennant chase?
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    Unless something changes Cobb should be back this series against the Yankees.
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    @bobmc, you changed your profile picture! That must mean Davis's time must be coming to an end!
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    What is often forgotten about 30-3 is the fact that it was game 1 of a double-header. Game 2 saw Orioles pitchers give up another 9 earned runs. All 39 runs were earned on 8/22/07. Oddly enough Sammy Sosa and Nelson Cruz both got hits for the Rangers in game 2. I only remember these facts because I was at both games with my Dad.
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    And the Orioles allowed seven runs.
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    Most runs allowed in a game where the pitcher got credit for a win since 1901: Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt AppDec IP H R ER BB SO HR UER Pit Str GSc 1 Eddie Rommel 1932-07-10 PHA CLE W 18-17 2-GF(18) W 17.0 29 14 13 9 7 0 1 2 Chick Fraser 1901-05-31 PHA CLE W 15-14 GS- W 8.0 16 14 9 3 4 0 5 5 3 Joe Lake 1908-04-21 NYY WSH W 16-13 CG W 9.0 11 13 8 2 0 4 Bill Phyle 1901-06-09 NYG CIN W 25-13 CG W 8.2 18 13 9 5 3 0 4 2 5 Bill Hoffer 1901-05-23 CLE WSH W 14-13 CG W 9.0 14 13 10 3 0 0 3 10 6 Gene Packard 1918-08-03(1) STL PHI W 16-12 GS-9 W 8.1 15 12 12 3 3 1 0 5 7 Jack Coombs 1911-05-12 PHA SLB W 17-13 GS- W 7.2 16 12 2 7 1 8 Roscoe Miller 1901-07-13 DET CLE W 19-12 CG W 9.0 10 12 8 3 3 0 4 27 9 Bill Phillips 1901-05-02 CIN STL W 16-12 CG W 9.0 17 12 10 1 1 0 2 9 10 Ted Lewis 1901-05-02 BOS PHA W 23-12 CG W 9.0 19 12 11 0 2 1 1 5 11 Sam Leever 1901-04-29 PIT STL W 14-12 CG W 9.0 16 12 5 1 6 0 7 26 12 Bill Beckmann 1941-05-04 PHA CHW W 17-11 GS-8 W 7.0 11 11 9 3 2 2 2 14 13 Thornton Lee 1938-09-28 CHW CLE W 14-11 CG W 9.0 16 11 11 6 3 2 0 8 14 Buck Ross 1938-08-16 PHA BOS W 14-11 GS- W 8.2 13 11 10 3 5 2 1 18 15 Jack Knott 1936-09-02 SLB PHA W 13-11 CG W 9.0 12 11 11 7 2 1 0 14 16 Pete Donohue 1928-06-02 CIN BSN W 20-12 GS-7 W 6.1 14 11 11 0 0 3 0 1 17 Ernie Wingard 1925-05-31 SLB CHW W 15-11 CG W 9.0 19 11 10 1 0 0 1 6 18 Hub Perdue 1913-07-07(1) BSN PHI W 15-11 CG W 9.0 15 11 10 1 3 3 1 17 19 Rube Marquard 1913-05-14 NYG CHC W 14-11 GS- W 6.0 11 11 8 3 7 1 3 16 20 Dummy Taylor 1906-07-12 NYG CIN W 16-11 CG W 9.0 14 11 3 1 1 21 Fred Mitchell 1903-05-13 PHI PIT W 12-11 GS- W 7.0 14 11 2 1 0 22 Russ Ortiz 2000-05-21 SFG MIL W 16-10 GS-7 W 6.2 8 10 10 3 7 2 0 132 81 22 23 Vida Blue 1979-04-19 SFG SDP W 14-10 GS-8 W 8.0 11 10 9 4 4 1 1 22 24 Bob Friend 1954-05-02(2) PIT CHC W 18-10 GS-8 W 7.2 14 10 10 5 6 4 0 12 25 Johnny Sain 1951-05-26 BSN BRO W 12-10 GS-9 W 8.2 16 10 9 3 5 3 1 147 94 16 The Eddie Rommel game just looks like inexplicable nonsense to a modern eye. He relieved Lew Krausse in the 2nd inning after Krausse had allowed three runs. He then pitched 17 innings, allowing 29 hits and 14 runs, picking up the win in relief. He faced 87 batters, and threw an estimated 224 pitches. In relief. Our old friend Russ Ortiz of the '06 Orioles makes the list from his time in San Francisco. The only pitcher from the past 40 years.
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    Looks like he won't be contributing to the playoff run.
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    I was thinking of that Rangers game when earlier this season they were crying about Tatis swinging on a 3-0 pitch in a 10-3 game. Made me angry all these years later. 😡
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    I thought his writing was fine. You might be a tad overly critical.
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    I think folks have a skewed view on how much impact a catcher has on run prevention. Poor framing and sub-optimal pitch calling isn't going to result in six runs. That of course is assuming Sisco did any worse in those things than Holaday would have.
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    The singular incident we might remember as the high water mark of a fun flirtation with contention. Another Akin-Cole upset would put the excitement back where it was, but the playing with house money aspect of it is gone tonight, and that's an awfully big ask. How bad are the Mountcastle second guesses if he ends up a strong 2nd to Luis Robert, and he leads the team through hanging tough 18 more days and missing the 8 seed by a couple games?
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    What’s the deal with Cobb? Here is his rotoworld profile, https://www.rotoworld.com/baseball/mlb/player/19396/alex-cobb
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    I don't think they sock away O'Day's $10 million in a rainy-day fund, but I also don't believe that they're slashing salary as a nefarious plot to line their own pockets. I have just as much proof as you do to back up my opinion, which is really nothing. It's speculation. I do think it's naive to think that ownership shouldn't value lower salary commitments during a full gut and rebuild. I also don't think Gausman himself was ever going to bring back a top 5 organizational prospect from any team. He wasn't that kind of trade chip. I think you're frustration is valid, but I just have a different perspective on it. I'm pretty pleased with the ownership hand off.
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    You keep beating this horse but I don’t think I’ve seen any data on your end to support it. Orioles starters have gone 4.4IP per start which is below the league average and in the bottom 3rd of the league. Even in a shortened season with expanded rosters, it’s not a great idea to expect the bullpen to go 4+ innings every night. Everyone would like Hyde to know exactly when his pitchers have had it and pull them accordingly, but it clearly isn’t that easy. And even then, he may know and be weighing the fact that the bullpen is tired or will be tired after playing 4 more games in a row.
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    SSS Alert!!!! We have not seen enough of Akin, Kremer and Lopez to know too much. Hahaha
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    Sure, there were unusual cases where a guy was blocked by a Hall of Famer or three and stayed in AAA forever because the Orioles knew they could call them up whenever they wanted (prior to Rule 5 eligibility) and keep them forever. Of course then free agency happened. From 1954-75 the Orioles had 40 players who were in the majors from 17-21. Basically two a year came up at 21 or younger. In the 45 years since then they've had 15 players who were in the majors at or before 21. Instead of two a year it's now one every three years. Yes, I think the single biggest driver to keeping players on the 3-5 years in the minors plan is making very sure that by the time the clock starts they're fully ready to contribute in the majors from day one. Adley Rutschman could almost certainly put up a .650 or .700 OPS with good defense in the majors now. He'd be better than half the catchers in the league. Probably about as productive as Severino's career numbers, or Sisco. But the Orioles hope in a year or 18 months he'll be a middle-of-the-order hitter, and they'll have him for six years as that.
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    Ultimately I think worrying about whether Hays is for real or not is pointless. None of the other options can play centerfield, McKenna clearly isn't ready (and he is a lot more questionable to ever be a productive player than Hays is) and the O's aren't going to go out and sign another centerfielder. Hays has a much stronger track record than Mullins at all levels of professional baseball, so if he is healthy he is going to play. We will find out in time whether he will be any good and can stay healthy. Hopefully McKenna puts up a great season next year at AAA and it won't be Hays' job by default, but until then, Hays is penciled in as the 2021 centerfielder. Santander is going to get every chance to be a starting corner outfielder next year, and all indications are that Mountcastle isn't moving to first any time soon. So DJ Stewart either needs to pick up a first baseman's glove to increase his versatility, or look forward to mostly DHing next year, with the occasional start when Mountcastle and Santander have a day off.
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    Why can’t he have one with Davis? “Davis, I’m sitting you except for late-inning defense. Now get out.”
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    Hyde is not afraid to have hard conversations. He’s very good that way.
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    DD made a bunch of bad moves here, particularly at the end. Bad trades, burning high value draft picks for bad players, letting Cruz and Markakis go and replacing them with Trumbo and Snyder. It's pretty obvious now that he is not on the hook for the Davis deal but I think if you average out DD's good moves with his bad moves I think you get an average to below average tenure as GM here given the state of things when he left. Seems like people are way quicker to give him the benefit of the doubt than Elias so far when Elias is literally in the process of fixing the previous regime's mistakes.
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    Are you telling me you've been on the internet this long and haven't mastered the art of having an opinion without relying on data?
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    He has that rare ability to keep our mind off the game while calling the game.
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    Gary Is the only one of the oriole broadcast team that I would allow onto the spaceship of refugees heading to the New World
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    Thorne is the man. Golden pipes. Mispronounce names all you want, Gary, it's all good.
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    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/page/mlbrank100_top10shortstops/ranking-top-10-shortstops-ever Here is an all time listing. I can see Wagner before Ripken and maybe Banks, but Arod, no way. A little bias, but if we are starting a team from scratch, give me Cal every day over Rodriguez
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