Well, things are going from bad to worse for the Orioles. In a part of the season which had them encounter a pretty light schedule, they have not been able to take advantage of it.
Last night, the Orioles lost to the Washington Nationals, 9-6 in 11 innings. The Washington Nationals were expected to be historically bad, but they have been anything but.
Who would have thought that the Orioles and Nationals would have close to identical records at this point in the season!
Felipe Lopez ruined the night for Chris Ray, as he hit a triple past a diving Kevin Millar to settle the game.
Anyhow, I covered the game for the DC Sports Box, and the article should be up shortly.
If the Orioles have a chance to finish at .500 or above, they need to get themselves into shape, because they face the NL West (the Diamondbacks and Padres) in the next few series, and then face off against the Yankees, Angels and White Sox.
If you’re at home tonight, flip between MASN and MASN 2 during the Nationals vs. Orioles’ game – the differences in how each group of announcers call the game is quite striking.
Read what the Nationals blog, Nats320 has to say…
The Baltimore Orioles completely squandered the game last night, according to Spencer Fordin of the Orioles MLB site.
Roch Kubatko of the Sun gives us the sad details of last night as does Bill Ordine of the O, By the Way Blog and the Washington Post.
David Steele does not sound too positive on the Baltimore Orioles. The reality is that the bullpen and the offense have been disappointing, and those factors could lead to a 10th losing season. The other scary thing is rather then being buyers in July; they could be sellers if things don’t turn around – fast.
Sam Perlozzo is trying to be positive with the team and deal with the lackluster season the best that he can, but it is getting real bad in these parts..
Matt Palmer looks at the prospect of the Orioles and Nationals possibly having the same record, assuming Washington wins tonight.
Adam Loewen is having surgery on his elbow today, and will be done for 2007.
The Orioles need Daniel Cabrera to break through, now more than ever, according to David Steele of the Baltimore Sun -- I could not agree more.
Take a minute to read SC’s thoughts on Miguel Tejada – he’s absolutely right. It’s becoming painful to watch him now.
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