It had an assist from generic rooting for Game 7 and more baseball, but being in the Astros corner for that rally (perhaps marking high water mark of Nate Eovaldi career attainment) was a fun 8th/9th inning.
I didn't love still using Pressly with the big lead, but looking at Roster Resource everybody but tonight's bulk hero Cristian Javier had pitched yesterday except Odorizzi, so Dusty maybe didn't have another option besides sending Jake Odorizzi down there to try and warm up hastily as they were making it 9-2. Top of Red Sox lineup got precious looks at Pressly going towards last three games.
I guess we get Framber v. Sale/Houck tomorrow afternoon.
I thought it would be interesting to keep up with all the different players who are projected by different publications for the Orioles to choose as the top draft pick in 2022. Of course some of these publications will have much more merit than others but I'll list everything I come across just for the sake of interest. Initially, here is what I see:
Elijah Green. https://throughthefencebaseball.com/2022-mlb-mock-draft-1-0-elijah-green-brooks-lee/
Brooks Lee. http://www.mymlbdraft.com/MLB-Mock-Draft
Terrmarr Johnson. https://medium.com/minor-league-madhouse/2022-mlb-mock-draft-end-of-season-edition-ae9f30e87719
Druw Jones. https://www.prospectslive.com/prospects-live/2021/10/3/a-why-so-soon-2022-mlb-mock-draft
Dodgers Will Smith 3.28.1995, 32nd pick in the draft from Louisville
Lamar Jackson 1.7.1997, 32nd pick in the draft from Louisville
Working out pretty well for both clubs.
These are the kinds of things that four+ hour 8.5 inning games let you think up.
Smith settling into cleanup for a juggernaut as a 26-year-old catcher - go get' em Adley.
Fantastic game today making it a series* - Dodgers have first franchise 3-run rally late in postseason to set alongside franchise record for Wins this year. Evan Phillips today's streamer adding his bit to the data set at David Price's expense around RP10 being >>> SP4 in baseball world with these roster rules. I imagine it feels somewhat incorrect to Friedman he can't option him tonight.
*I probably still might have guessed Dodgers ~20% shot even if they lost today.
Adley will help to improve the team some, but he cannot create talent where there is pitifully little. Now with all the high draft choices and the horrible records of the past few years, of course one would expect to see some improvement in W/L. But as my 95 year Grandmother always said before she passed on, YOU CANNOT MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOWS EAR. Same applies to baseball talent. You cannot come up with enough talent in the short term, and maybe a little beyond, to overcome all the sins of the previous number of years.