Sunday, March 6, 2011

Today's Game and Optimism

Today, the Orioles lost to the Minnesota Twins, 3-0, in exhibition action down in Fort Myers, Florida. Jeremy Guthrie put in a good effort, going three inning and allowing two runs; meanwhile, reliever Rick VandenHurk struggled in his three inning outing, allowing two hits, walking four and giving up a run.

There was not much on the offensive front for the Orioles, as they only mustered four hits – all singles.

I’ve now left Florida and I’m on the second leg of my vacation before I return back north on Friday. I’ll say in my time in Sarasota, pretty much all the fans who rooted for the Orioles – plus who don’t – truly feel that the team has improved.

Obviously, much of the strong feelings towards Baltimore’s improvement is due to the many additions to the roster, influence of Buck Showalter and the strong showing in the last eight weeks of the season.

Most believe the lineup will deliver and bring some fireworks; however, again … it’s all about the pitching. The only problem with the plan this season so far is…

What happens after October?

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