Finally, we win a game for the first time in two weeks! The amazing rookie, Jeremy Guthrie shut down San Diego on four hits over eight innings and the Black and Orange beat the Friars by a score of 7-1.
At this point, Guthrie should be put on the All-Star team…
More importantly, Dave Trembley picked up his first win, and I’m sure as well the players got a brief respite from the all problems that have besieged the team for at least a moment.
Also, the offense rallied to score seven runs and just about everyone contributed to the win last night.
The rubber match of the series is today as Erik Bedard takes on the ageless David Wells.
There’s more on the game from the Baltimore Examiner, and the Washington Post.
There was a scare in last night’s game – Miguel “Miggy” Tejada got hit on the wrist by relief pitcher Doug Brocail while batting in the eighth inning. While nothing was found to be broken initially, there will be more tests to be done to see if he may have to sit out; thus, put his consecutive game streak in jeopardy. Roch Kubatko, in his blog has some more details.
According to Jeff Zrebeic of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles are still in talks with Joe Girardi. At this point, I am not sure if he’ll take the job, but as long as they are still talking, there’s a shot. The team must still interview a minority candidate, but this seems to be Girardi’s job for the taking. The Baltimore Examiner has more news on the development.
Bill Ordine has a recap of last night’s game, and also more on Joe Girardi.
The Orioles MLB site has a profile on new COO, Andy MacPhail. As well, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun has more on the new hire as does the Baltimore Examiner and Washington Post.
Also, ESPN 1300 has Andy MacPhail's press conference at the warehouse yesterday available for download. Baltimore's WNST.net also has some interviews available for download, and also various commentary on the Orioles available via their website.
Peter Schmuck has a commentary on Andy MacPhail. Will he be the knight on the white horse who’ll help bring the Orioles back to relevancy in baseball? We shall see; however, the Black and Orange could have done a lot worse. At this point, anyone who has a decent track record should be given a shot to right the ship.
Meanwhile, Jim Duquette, is unsure of this status. It’s very strange that he has not talked to MacPhail. It might be no big deal, but it does seem very, very unusual. The article also has input from several former Cubs and you hear glowing words about the new boss.
There’s more on the status of Jim Duquette and Mike Flanagan from the Baltimore Examiner. I’m expecting a wind of change with the Baltimore Orioles.
Veteran MLB pitcher Paul Shuey is back in the big leagues, and is just happy to have a job with someone…
With the changes going on in the Orioles’ organization, there are not too many people who should secure in their jobs, from the players to even the front office executives. Most likely, either Mike Flangan or Jim Duquette may be gone, or both. No doubt, things will change and David Steele has a piece in the Sun about it.
The Baltimore Sun has a question with Dave Trembley…
The Ironbirds opened up their season up in Aberdeen last night, and Cal Ripken threw out the first pitch…