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(vs. PADRES, 7/30)

 

After falling behind by a score of 4-0 early in the game, it looked like the Orioles might be done for.

On getaway day, would they be looking forward to getting on the plane back to Baltimore ??? No. The Orioles battles back for a gutty 8-5 win to split their 2-game series with the men form southern California.

 

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(vs. ASTROS, 8/09)

 

The Orioles barely lost to one of the best teams in baseball, 3-2. They had the potential winning run at the plate with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. Chris Davis worked the count to 2-0 by laying off 2 tough pitches, then hit a ball on the nose, but right into the shift of the Atsros' defense to end the game ........ heartbreaking loss.

 

(vs. ASTROS, 8/10)

 

The Orioles were crushed by one of the best teams in baseball, 23-2. It was so bad that they needed to use a position-player to pitch the final 1.33 innings of the contest ........ soul-crushing loss.

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(vs. ASTROS, 8/11)

 

One day after taking one of the most thorough beatings in recent memory against one of the best teams in baseball, the Orioles came back to beat them in a thrilling game. Alex Wojciechowski pitched 6 solid innings for the Orioles, and the offense drove Cy Young candidate Justin Verlander from the game after only 5 innings ........ but the Oriole bullpen squandered a 2-run lead in the final 3 innings, and the gritty Birds seemed to be headed for another gut-wrenching defeat. But they rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning against Astros closer Rafael Osuna, capped by a game-winning home run by Rio Ruiz ........ glorious win, showing lots of intestinal fortitude.

 

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Hyde,  I am sure is using a game such as this and the first game of the series to decide who to keep and who to let go, as the organizations future is being built.  I must confess,  I gave up in anger after the score got to 7-5 in the top of the ninth.  Lo and behold,  when I discovered they had pulled it out 8-7  I was very surprised.  Hyde learned a lot about individual Orioles players today,  for sure.  

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Goodness, I needed that. This was the fight I was expecting to see out of the guys for the last two series; glad they showed it today. 

Hopefully this provides a mini-shot of momentum. Now looking forward to getting some revenge on the darned Yankees for last week's debacle.

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Just found out we won. Turned it off when Givens blew another one and just assumed we would go quietly in the 9th. These O’s suck, but they got heart. 

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1 hour ago, Oriole1940 said:

Hyde,  I am sure is using a game such as this and the first game of the series to decide who to keep and who to let go, as the organizations future is being built.  I must confess,  I gave up in anger after the score got to 7-5 in the top of the ninth.  Lo and behold,  when I discovered they had pulled it out 8-7  I was very surprised.  Hyde learned a lot about individual Orioles players today,  for sure.  

Same. I turned it off at 7-5, checked later and went damn, have to catch the replay. 

I wonder if there's a formula (for "Expected Runs" or something) so you could calculate the odds against the O's scoring three to win, with these batters due up:

Peterson .254
Martin .191
Sisco .220
Davis .180
Ruiz .244

Had the same thought about testing mettle, with Ruiz shining pretty brightly against his old team.

 

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1 hour ago, Moose Milligan said:

I really like this team.  Record might be similar to last years team, the 2019 version will probably end up winning a few more games.  Detroit probably gets the #1 pick.

But this team is infinitely more fun.  

It's all about expectations.

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2 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

I really like this team.  Record might be similar to last years team, the 2019 version will probably end up winning a few more games.  Detroit probably gets the #1 pick.

But this team is infinitely more fun.  

I’m not ruling them out for the No. 1 pick... awful stretch ahead. We’ll see. 

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Very underestimated when it feels like. After just getting bludgeoned and then blowing a save, it was huge to come back and win. I think this lineup has some confidence. Just not the pitching staff. 

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(vs. YANKEES 8/12) ))))))) [GAME TWO]

 

I was mildly encouraged by the Orioles turning an 11-3 blowout into a competitive 11-8 loss, particularly with the fact that they brought the potential tying run to the plate in the top of the 9th inning with only one out.

 

A loss is a loss is a loss, but I do appreciate it when this over-matched team goes down swinging (both literally and figuratively.)

 

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