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What is it with Randal Grichuk and the O’s?

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In 2020:

Overall: .273/.312/.481, 12 HR and 35 RBI in 231 PA

Vs. O’s: .333/.356/.881, 7 HR and 18 RBI in 45 PA.

Vs. other teams: .259/.301/.385, 5 HR and 17 RBI in 186 PA.

In 2019:

Overall: .232/.280/.457, 31 HR, 80 RBI in 628 PA

Vs. O’s: .321/.368/.830, 7 HR, 15 RBI in 57 PA

Vs. Other teams: .223/.271/.420, 24 HR and 65 RBI in 571 PA.

This guy is a sub-.700 OPS hitter when he’s not playing us, and a 1.200+ OPS hitter when facing the O’s.    That’s nuts!

Anyway, glad to see the Blue Jays quickly bounced from the playoffs.


 

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I don't think we have any one player that terrorizes another team the way Grichuk does to us and Gleyber did in 2019.  

On a related note, I can't stand it when I see something in writing like "The newly acquired Johnny Ballgame, who loves hitting in Camden Yards will be a great fit for the Orioles..."  

Yeah, dip****, Camden Yards might have a little to do with it, but the fact that he's been FACING ORIOLES PITCHING WHICH HAS LARGELY BEEN CRAP FOR 20+ YEARS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH IT.  

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Generally the answer is poor pitching for the Orioles vs the rest of the pitchers he bats against.   If there is anything more mysterious, I do not know.  

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Yeah something called our pitchers aren't that good.

Should toss him a couple million when he's a free agent just so we never have to face him and because he murders the ball in Camden Yards.

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4 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

I don't think we have any one player that terrorizes another team the way Grichuk does to us and Gleyber did in 2019.   

OK, there is a challenge: what is the most dominating season one Orioles hitter has had in a season against another team?

Just to give people a place to start, I had a look at Frank Robinson’s Triple Crown season.   In 1966, in 18 games with the Tigers, Frank hit  .368/.463/.926 with 11 homers and 23 RBI.

Can you top this?

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7 minutes ago, Frobby said:

OK, there is a challenge: what is the most dominating season one Orioles hitter has had in a season against another team?

Just to give people a place to start, I had a look at Frank Robinson’s Triple Crown season.   In 1966, in 18 games with the Tigers, Frank hit  .368/.463/.926 with 11 homers and 23 RBI.

Can you top this?

Boog Powell, 1970, against the White Sox.  12 games, 6 homers, 17 RBI, .405/.577/.946 for a 1.523 OPS.  14 walks!  

Cal Ripken, 1991 against the Indians.  13 games, .385/.411/.769 for a 1.180 OPS.  5 homers, 11 RBI.

Miggy, 2005 against the Red Sox, 18 games, .377/.407/.701, 12 doubles.  I don't think that tops Frank but it's still damn good!

I'm thinking there's gotta be someone else.

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@Frobby

Raffy, 1994.  .468/.526/.936 against the Angels.  5 homers, 17 RBI in 12 games.  

Ken Singleton, 1977 against the Tigers.  15 games, .393/.485/.750 6 homers, 12 RBI

Brooks, 1964 against the Red Sox.  .397/.472/.730 5 homers, 15 RBI in 18 games.

 

 

 

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Just now, VaBird1 said:

I’m pretty sure the Orioles failed to retire  Mookie Betts any times one year.

That would be this season.

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51 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Boog Powell, 1970, against the White Sox.  12 games, 6 homers, 17 RBI, .405/.577/.946 for a 1.523 OPS.  14 walks!  

Cal Ripken, 1991 against the Indians.  13 games, .385/.411/.769 for a 1.180 OPS.  5 homers, 11 RBI.

Miggy, 2005 against the Red Sox, 18 games, .377/.407/.701, 12 doubles.  I don't think that tops Frank but it's still damn good!

I'm thinking there's gotta be someone else.

The year Jim Gentile had 141 RBI, he had 20+ against four different AL teams.    

1.441 OPS, 9 HR 25 RBI against the Angels in 18 games 

1.556 OPS, 9 HR 20 RBI against the Tigers in 15 games

1.117 OPS, 6 HR 23 RBI against the Twins in 18 games 

1.173 OPS, 7 HR 21 RBI against the KC A’s in 17 games   

He also had a 1.202 OPS against the Red Sox that year.   For some reason he struggled with Washington (.580) and Cleveland (.652), neither of which was a good team, and he was mediocre against the Yankees (.733), who won 109 games and the World Series.


 

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5 minutes ago, Frobby said:

The year Jim Gentile had 141 RBI, he had 20+ against four different AL teams.    

1.441 OPS, 9 HR 25 RBI against the Angels in 18 games 

1.556 OPS, 9 HR 20 RBI against the Tigers in 15 games

1.117 OPS, 6 HR 23 RBI against the Twins in 18 games 

1.173 OPS, 7 HR 21 RBI against the KC A’s in 17 games   

He also had a 1.202 OPS against the Red Sox that year.   For some reason he struggled with Washington (.580) and Cleveland (.652), neither of which was a good team, and he was mediocre against the Yankees (.733), who won 109 games and the World Series.


 

Oh man, that's going way back.  I tried to think of the monster type seasons I could immediately remember, I forgot about Gentile.  IIRC, 3rd in MVP behind Mantle and Maris.

I've yet to be able to find anyone that's hit 10+ homers against one opponent in one year like Frank did against the Tigers in '66.

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Who needs all this research when we all know the answer is Robert Andino vs the 2011 Red Sox. 

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3 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

Oh man, that's going way back.  I tried to think of the monster type seasons I could immediately remember, I forgot about Gentile.  IIRC, 3rd in MVP behind Mantle and Maris.

I've yet to be able to find anyone that's hit 10+ homers against one opponent in one year like Frank did against the Tigers in '66.

I was just looking at Brady’s 50 HR year.   Man did he spread the wealth around.   No more than 8 HR against any one team but he homered against all 13 teams he faced, and posted a 1.000+ OPS against 10 of them.   He wasn’t bad against the other three either — .804, .797, .765.    

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4 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I was just looking at Brady’s 50 HR year.   Man did he spread the wealth around.   No more than 8 HR against any one team but he homered against all 13 teams he faced, and posted a 1.000+ OPS against 10 of them.   He wasn’t bad against the other three either — .804, .797, .765.    

Tough season to have a career year.  Seven players in the AL had at least a 6 win season (rWAR).  Knoblauch had an 8.7 win season and finished 16th.

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