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Stan 'The Fan' Charles: Reality Check Aside, Orioles' Start Is Encouraging

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So, then we shouldn't read too much into the Twins start either?

No you shouldn't, but you would be silly not to say that the Orioles aren't in an advantageous position. Now, this could be a function of a softer than usual opening week against two weak offenses combined with the stories of the rotation's futility being greatly over-exaggerated, and sure the Orioles will likely go on to play a little more like everyone expected. However, the Orioles are still 6-0. They have won close games, low-scoring games and shoot-outs. They have played very good defense (yesterday not withstanding), been patient at the plate, gotten key hits and the bullpen has been great.

Yes, the Orioles starters have only made it past the fifth inning a couple times thus far, but that was more a result of weather in Baltimore than anything else. Not being encouraged by a 6-0 start is simply being a slave to pessimism. Punching playoff tickets is just being dumb. Enjoy it, just relax and have fun. We remember fun right? This is supposed to be fun.

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We just always out perform the projections with Buck and DD. The pen is just nasty. The 4 set up guys. Bundy, Mac, Matusz and Wilson might be as good as some other teams top 4's out of the pen.

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