wildcard Posted September 8, 2015 Share Posted September 8, 2015 For me it may have been August 1st to 3rd when Mike Wright went on the DL with a calf injury and Tyler Wilson went down with an oblique injury. The O's were one game back of the wild card on August 1st. Its not that I believe that these two pitchers would have won a bunch of games. Its that Buck trusted both pitchers enough to give them starts in the majors to off load the starting staff and possibly rest the staff enough to keep them from self destructing. With both players on the DL Buck was reluctant to call up Chris Jones or any one from AAA to carry some of the starting work load. This ultimately caught with the pitching staff IMO. It might be odd that two rookies could have made such a difference in the season, but their absence may have made everything unravel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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