Thursday, August 9, 2012

Steve Johnson Delivers; Manny Machado Promoted to Majors

Yesterday was one amazing night for the Orioles. Maryland native Steve Johnson – whose father Dave pitched for the team, and now works for MASN – pitched a masterful game, struck out nine, earned his first ever major victory and the Baltimore Orioles won their fifth game in a row, 9-2.

Furthermore, they swept the Seattle Mariners, and are nine games above .500 with a 60-51 record. The Oriole offense came together as they scored seven runs off former teammate Kevin Millwood in the first four inning

With the Yankees’ struggles of late, the Orioles have pulled within 4 ½ games of the divisional lead, and are in three-way tie for the final wild card spot.

Could the improbable be possible for the Orioles this season? Could we as fans be seeing magic? Maybe they are in a hot stretch, or perhaps we are seeing the real Birds. This team has been piecing this whole season together, and what's another move made in a long line of many?

The Orioles last night perhaps sent a warning shot to the rest of the league that they are in it as they promoted shortstop Manny Machado from Double-A Bowie.

At first glance, Machado’s numbers (266/.352/.438 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 109 games) may be a tad pedestrian; however, he’s been hot at the plate down at the lower levels.

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