Friday, September 4, 2009
Fuck the Yankees.
This season has been horrible. It isn't fun to watch the Orioles anymore and I don't understand why anyone would waste their time or money to see them in person (and judging by attendance numbers, most people aren't). I understand the team is rebuilding, and for the most part I like the way it is going. With that being said, it seems like the team is just rolling over and dying.
Which to me points to one thing: coaching. I don't know whether Trembley is qualified to be a competitive coach in the MLB. He simply hasn't had enough time with these young players for me to decide one way or the other. And to be honest, Joe Torre wouldn't be able to do much with the pitching that we had this year.
But, with the prospects and young pitching talent we have, the O's better finish at .500 or better next season or Trembley will probably be looking for a new job. It isn't that hard of an accomplishment and with the (supposed) talent that the O's have in the majors now, .500 is not an unrealistic goal.
That ends my O's rant for the day. Lets get to the shit show that was the Yankees series...
On Monday, the O's didn't get a hit until the 7th inning. Needless to say, they didn't win. Jeremy Guthrie pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 runs as the O's lost 5-1. Melvin Mora drove in the O's lone run with a solo homer.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Nolan Reimold!
Reimold went 0/4 with 3 strikeouts and he left 4 men on base.
On Tuesday, David Hernandez pitched like shit (5 ER in 5 IP with 6 walks) but was still in line for the win as the O's scored 6 runs off of A.J. Burnett. However, Chris Ray took matters into his own hands and gave up 3 runs in the 7th inning while only recording 1 out and the O's went on to lose 9-6. Luke Scott and Felix Pie homered for the O's.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Chris Ray!
For the above mentioned reasons.
Wednesday, the O's and Yankees found themselves in the midst of a pitchers duel... until the 9th inning. Jason Berken (1 ER in 5 1/3 IP) and CC Sabathia (1 ER in 7 IP) both turned in quality starts, but the Yankees bullpen proved to be superior. The O's bullpen surrendered 9 runs over 3 2/3 innings, with 7 of those runs coming in the 9th inning. Nolan Reimold and Nick Markakis drove in the O's runs.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Jim Johnson!
5 earned runs without recording an out. Sounds like a long term solution for our closer position. Yikes.
The O's open a 3 game series with Texas on Friday. Is the season over yet?