Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adam Jones Hits His 1st Career Grand Slam Last Night; Thursday & Teixiera…

The Orioles beat the Evil Empire in resounding fashion, 13-4, last night in the Bronx as Jeremy Guthrie had an another amazing outing and Adam Jones hit his first career grand slam — an absolute bomb — in the sixth inning off of Yankee reliever David Robertson.

Baltimore used the longball — four in total — along with timely hitting to chase former Oriole (it seems so, so long ago) Mike Mussins to the showers after a few innings of work. It was nice for a change to see Guthrie get a lot of support and for the Orioles to win a laugher for a change rather than having to comeback.

As we head into Thursday, the trade deadline is upon us. I know we have talked about this topic at length, but what would like to see happen? Right now, it looks like there may be little to no movement on part of the Orioles to get some talent in before the month is out. It looks like Sherrill is the best bet to moved — however, it will be on MacPhail’s terms — but then, there’s Huff (who is having a monster year) and has a small chance of leaving, along with Millar, Payton, Hernandez, Bradford, Walker who are trade bait.

We shall see what happens.

Even if no one is moved, players can still be put on waivers and anything can happen from then — though most likely, not much ever does.

Let’s hope that changes.

Meanwhile, it looks like Mark Teixiera may be rumored on the move — again (well, at least for a pricey two-month rental). Honestly, do you think he’ll be coming to Baltimore in the state that the team is in? Some if you know, I’d love to have him here; however, we have a lot of holes to fix — starting with the pitching — thus, in my opinion, it’s a poor use of resources to being the slugger here as much the pro-Mark crowd wants.

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1 comment:

The Daily Breather said...

I was watching this game on tv last night. The grand slam was awesome and no emotion on the face of Jones when he came home. Pitching was great as well. They really used up the Yankee pitchers last night. 11-4 game usually gets boring after a while but it's always nice to see the Yankees get whalloped.

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