Baltimore, We Are One Win Away From An A.L. East Crown

Featured, Sports and Bets — September 16, 2014 at 12:43 am by

The Run Down

There’s a lot of good baseball going on around here.  The Birds won again tonight, beating the second place Toronto Blue Jays 5-2.  The O’s now have 90 wins on the season and they are 30 games over .500.  The Orioles have the second most wins in baseball.  And best yet, the Orioles are one win away from winning the A.L. East. It’s been a long time coming, babes, and I am freakin’ hyped.

The Office

Tonight We-Win Chen went 5.2 innings and allowed two runs on nine hits and a walk.  He also logged six strikeouts.  Chen’s night was a mixed bag of early trouble and tough pitching.  Chen got himself in trouble in the first, but he escaped with only allowing one earned thanks to another defensive gem from Nick Markakis. (So underrated.)  Then Chen settled in, scattering hits and getting clutch strikeouts and defensive help.  The down side to his start was that he couldn’t get out of the sixth, but he pitched well enough to win, and that’s exactly what happened.  Chen is 16-4.  Thank you very much…..

The Orioles also got on the board in the first, with an RBI single from Adam Jones.  Another run would score in the first frame when Nelson Cruz  grounded into a double play.  Cruz would later get a real RBI in the third when he singled home Jones after Jones had singled and then reached second on a wild pitch.  That made it 3-1 Birds.

Then in the fourth, Ryan Flaherty would absolutely smash a pitch from Jay starter Marcus Stroman.  He crushed it past the flag court and onto Eutaw, babes.  Kid got pop. 

The Jays would add a run in the fifth.  It entailed a play at the plate with Jose Reyes and Oriole catcher Caleb Joseph.  On Reyes’ slide, his hand caught Joseph’s shoe and spikes, which were on the plate as Joseph spun towards Reyes with the ball in his glove.  The hand/shoe contact was incidental, but Reyes whined about it like a little bitch all the way to the dugout. He then bitched in the dugout, with his punk-ass, ‘Caleb blocked the plate’ face. Later in the game, Marcus Stroman threw at Caleb Joseph’s head, he missed, and it prompted a warning from the umpire to both benches.  Stroman should have been ejected.  You want to throw at a guy for accidently making contact with your player with his shoe?  Go ahead, it’s fucking ridiculous and pussified, but go ahead.  Just don’t throw at his head.  You trying to kill the dude?  Throw behind him or at his legs.  Trying to take a guy’s head off is fucking obscene.  It was a complete bitch move by Stroman and his team.  Of course, Jays manager John Gibbons has a complete dickhead face.  I can definitely picture him ordering a head-hunt for an accidental shoe tap.

Buck called the head hunt, “Borderline professionally embarrassing.”  Couldn’t agree more.

gib ass

No matter, the Birds would send the Jays to the showers with a 5-2 loss.  Thanks for playin’, Blow Jays.

Other Game Notes

THE MAGIC NUMBER IS ONE!!!!!!  THE MAGIC NUMBER IS ONE!!!!!!  THE MAGIC NUMBER IS ONE!!!!!

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Adam Jones went 3-4 with an RBI and a run.

Nelson Cruz went 2-4.

Professional Hitter Steve Pearce went 2-2 with 2 walks.  The 3-4-5 hitters went 7-10.

The bullpen went 3-1 innings and allowed only 2 hits and a walk.

Get out to the Yard Tuesday night.

 

Next Up For The O’s

Hutchison (10-11) vs Jimenez (4-9)

Let’s Go O’s!

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