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Dempsey was optimistic. He said the same thing happened to him. Dempsey thinks he just jammed his knee. Put some ice on it, he will be ok tomorrow.

I heard that, since it's Demper it probably means he is done for the year.:)

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Dempsey was optimistic. He said the same thing happened to him. Dempsey thinks he just jammed his knee. Put some ice on it, he will be ok tomorrow.

I do love Dempsey sometimes you can always count on him to find the bright side of any situation. I swear that man would find a way to make a nuclear missile coming directly at OPACY seem like not such a bad thing after all :) he does cheer me up at times

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I wonder if we don't see a setup of Flaherty/Pearce at 1B. Call up Canzler to DH.

Against lefties:

1. Reimold - LF

2. Machado - 3B

3. Markakis - RF

4. Jones - CF

5. Wieters - C

6. Pearce - 1B

7. Hardy - SS

8. Canzler - DH

9. Casilla - 2B

Against righties:

1. McLouth - LF

2. Machado - 3B

3. Markakis - RF

4. Jones - CF

5. Wieters - C

6. Canzler - DH

7. Hardy - SS

8. Flaherty - 1B

9. Casilla - 2B

Canzler has shown he can hit righties and lefties in the minors.

I would think about Markakis going to first myself. That allows McLouth to play everyday. I wouldn't want both Canzler and Pearce in the lineup at the same time. You can play Dickerson in RF vs righties.

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FWIW, I'm pretty high on Canzler. Good OBP, good pop. Career 876 OPS at AAA. He's had 3 900+ OPS seasons in the last 4 in AAA (including this year).

Obviously the issue with Canzler is his glove. But can hit lefties and righties. He'll strike out a bit (not 200, but more along the lines of 150), but good power and patience. Basically a Mark Reynolds light. That has a place on this club.

Ideally you have Betemit and Canzler or Betemit and Valencia, but Betemit is out.

Having both Flaherty and Casilla on the roster are hurting this club since neither are hitting. Then you have redundancy in the OF with Dickerson and Pearce. I guess Pearce was up here in case of emergency at 1B as well as the OF.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Davis was standing in the clubhouse with a knee brace on. Was in good spirits and is pretty optimistic. MRI is tmrw morning.</p>— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) <a href="

">May 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Right. Was thinking that Chris, even though he didn't say specifically, was passing along the trainers' opinion based on their feeling around the knee. But who knows.

I don't recall a game in my life where I was less concerned about winning than tonight.

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Duh! And who DH's? You disrupt two positions. Reimold would get most of the time in RF and we know he's not a good OF. We have no idea what Markakis will do as a full time 1B. He might be lousy. He'd basically be learning on the job. The easiest solution is just to put Pearce at 1B, Reimold at DH, and McLouth in LF. Even though he hasn't hit much in Norfolk, I would not be shocked if the O's called up Ishikawa for his defense off the bench and to spot start him.

In the post game, Buck did mention "Nicky" as one of the options to play first base. I think he'd be fine there personally. I'd rather see Pearce playing as little as possible against RHP. Hopefully Davis only misses a game or two..... if that.

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Just listened to Chris Davis talk about the injury. He seems to think there is nothing structurally wrong. Will get the MRI to be sure but he hopes it will only be a day or two.

Thats really encouraging. Glad to hear that. Even if it takes a week or two I can live with that. Just nothing that will keep him out longterm please.

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