So it's a curse? That's what we're chalking it up too? Seriously, I hope Elias has taken a long hard look at why this part of the organization has failed over the last 20 years. Whatever pitching philosophy they're using needs to be thrown out the door.
I think the team necessarily was planning for an eventual transition, given that Thorne is 72 and Palmer 74. They already had Joe Angel and Fred Manfra both walk away (by their own choice, so far as we know) at age 70. So, I think the plan was to have “tryouts” this year for several people, mix them in with the veteran announcers and then choose the ones who would eventually succeed the vets. But COVID and the shortened season accelerated the process. I don’t know if they’ll entirely dump Thorne and Palmer next year, but they might cut them back from their 2019 levels. And, it’s also possible that either of them might decide they’ve done this for long enough and choose to walk away.
(vs. PHILLIES, 8/11)
This game was a bad one for the Orioles relievers, in an otherwise pretty darned good season for them overall.
This Orioles found a way to win the game in spite of them, not because of them.
Tanner Scott, Michael Givens, Evan Phillips, and Travis Lakins were OK ........ Miguel Castro and Cole Sulser were not.
I don't believe in the justification that says making a physical mistake is an error, but making a mental mistake is a nothing. The hitter got credit for a hit on a very routine popout, and there's no accounting for that anywhere. You have to dig through the box score and descriptions to find the odd "single to 3B, pop fly to weak 2B" or you'd assume it was a line drive.