Thursday, August 12, 2010

The new and improved Baltimore Orioles under Buck Showalter

The Orioles are 9-2 in August, and 8-1 since Buck Showalter took over on August 3rd (they lost on August 1 by a score of 5-4 in Juan Samuel's last game).

Offense (Runs)
April: 75 (29th)
May: 100 (27th)
June: 98 (25th)
July: 102 (21st)
August: 52 (5th)

Pitching (ERA)
April: 4.62 (23rd)
May: 4.68 (T-24th)
June: 5.72 (30th)
July: 5.60 (29th)
August: 3.56 (T-12th)

A lot of players on the roster are having good months (Luke Scott, Brian Roberts, Ty Wigginton, Adam Jones), but one of the most encouraging signs has to be the Felix Pie is playing well. 

Pie was a top prospect about 4 years ago, and was supposed to be a 5-tool player, but it hasn't worked out yet.  He started off well this year by winning the starting left field position with a strong spring, but he went on the 60 day DL in April and didn't come back until April. 

He had a weak July (.222 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 72 AB), but has turned it on in August (.350 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 40 AB), having one of the best months of his career (not that there's that much competition; he was excellent in August 2009).  He also also good in April before he went on the DL (.400 BA in 20 AB).  If he's finally coming into his own, the Orioles could be set in left field for a while.   With Adam Jones, Felix Pie and Nick Markakis, they could have a solid outfield for years to come. 

The Orioles are still going to finish dead last in the AL East, but who would have thought they could go 8-1 under any manager?  Standing in the way of them making huge improvements over the next few years is the unbalanced schedule and the fact that the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays are in their division.  For the time being, I'm sure they'll settle for taking a shot at .500 (which they haven't been over since 1997).


  1. Really, all the keep an eye on might contain a generation make certain and turn into surface area just by the country's make might whatever trouble appear. If for example the keep an eye on doesn't necessarily can come with a very make certain, likelihood is that it's a particularly true on the lookout replica about actual cigarettes. An alternative end just for selecting high class replica watches uk is normally on the subject of the amount of money it is advisable to use. Pc precise earn and additionally device rolex replica uk will be able to cost a couple of hundred dollars pounds or possibly a whole lot more. Sanctioned a good idea option to make sure you omega replica uk the balance that you're most likely ready to devote to such an extravagant select and additionally stick inside the means that. Crashing to perform this, you are able to quite simply lead to personal computer fake rolex sale you ought to actually do not will want and additionally really cannot really easily afford.

  2. silver case with Rolex Daytona black dial, simple lines highlight the geometric aesthetic sense, the appearance of simplicity and yet dynamic Replica Watches atmosphere. 42 mm dial provides a visual open space, highlighting the same Replica handbags arena atmosphere pride.Through double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal, the dial inside the arena to show hierarchical Replica watches UK design patchwork: the outer ladder scale design arena are like fine grand stands, then dial the central arena handbagreplica.

  3. Rolex is a replica watches added accessible authority brand, but still charcoal out of ability for the boilerplate consumer. Start searching at best examples in abundant condition, and they move even added into rolex replica the blast in agreement of cost. Even so, the earlier models consistently address to collectors with the agency to attain them.Vintage Rolexes, including Daytona models that awash for abstinent prices in the 60s and 70s, are now bringing 5 to six abstracts on the accessory market. Sometimes that extends to replica watches uk $1 actor or added for absolutely appropriate examples awash at auction.

  4. may be useful for all, helpful article once and pardon me permission to share also here Penyebab obesitas dan cara mengatasinya


Site Meter