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Other than the DH. Can you think anything else that the Orioles count on to win that is lost in a National League Park? Is this a pre-match of the 2015 World Series? Can we beat the Mets this time? Did any of the Orioles attend the Met Gala last evening? So many questions.

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Other than the DH. Can you think anything else that the Orioles count on to win that is lost in a National League Park? Is this a pre-match of the 2015 World Series? Can we beat the Mets this time? Did any of the Orioles attend the Met Gala last evening? So many questions.

The Mets are having a good series.

The Orioles have been playing very good ball.

So, let's bring it on.

Personally, I think all NL roads still go through St. Louis, even after losing their Ace.

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Whenever the O's go to an NL park the first thing that comes to mind is this:

I want to see Zach Britton swing a bat once more before I die or something.

But, alas...

I think that would mean he blew the save. So you don't want that.
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If anything playing in the NL should help us. It's not like last where it forced us to play Cruz in the field every game. Even though are starters have been better they usually don't go very deep into games and we have one of the better pinch hitters in the game. What to do with Paredes? Can he play 1st and Davis in LF/RF? Lots of options for double switches.

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Career batting lines for Orioles starters this series:

Bud Norris: .150 / .172 / .179 (terrible in general but not too bad for a pitcher)

Ubaldo Jimenez: .113 / .165 / .113 (and Ubaldo has only had 9 AB since he moved to the AL in 2011, so he hasn't exactly been in practice)

Career batting lines for Mets starters this series:

Bartolo Colon: .077 / .082 / .083 (super-terrible even for a pitcher; 2014 was his first season in the NL in 12 years and he hit .032 with 33 Ks in 62 ABs, so that's probably more accurate for his current abilities)

Jacob deGrom: .182 / .192 / .218 (pretty good for a pitcher, but that isn't saying much)

In conclusion: I'm calling for lots of automatic outs in the 2 game forecast. Ladies and gents, prepare yourselves for National League baseball.

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It's possible he could pinch hit for another pitcher. :)

If you're late in game and you're bringing him in anyway to pitch, sure, go for it. If you do it earlier in the game though, he has to go into the game then and you won't have him late-game.

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Paredes starting at 2B tonight. So, we haven't lost our DH, we've lost our 2B.

Pearce? He has a tummy ache.

Not putting Pearce down. I've had food poisoning and a couple nasty stomach flus. My sympathies are with him!

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Buck made a good point last night, how playing in the NL park is a disadvantage for an AL team and yet, a NL team playing in the AL is an advantage for them.

I would agree that an AL team playing in an NL park is a disadvantage.

But I wouldn't go as far to say that an NL team playing in an AL park is an advantage for them. If you take a look at most NL teams, they carry bench players that are there to serve a purpose (to pinch run/defensive replacement) and not your prototypical DH type of guys.

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I would agree that an AL team playing in an NL park is a disadvantage.

But I wouldn't go as far to say that an NL team playing in an AL park is an advantage for them. If you take a look at most NL teams, they carry bench players that are there to serve a purpose (to pinch run/defensive replacement) and not your prototypical DH type of guys.

Any bench player they plug in, is usually better than most pitcher at bat.

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