Birds Lose Third Straight and I’m Real Tired Of Regular Season Baseball.

Featured, Sports and Bets — September 27, 2014 at 11:26 pm by

The Run Down

There’s one problem with clinching a division early.  Meaningless baseball.  The O’s, content with the second overall seed in the American League playoffs, have been carefully resting players and limited pitchers to low pitch counts since they popped the bubbly and pumped pies in fan’s faces on September 16th.  That’s now eleven days of, we’ve already won the division, baseball. I think Buck is doing the right thing by resting guys and priming his pitching staff by limiting their work, but since clinching the division, the Birds are 4-6.  It’s been ugly too, with plenty of errors in the field to go along with moments of extremely untimely hitting.  Just to play devil’s advocate, there is something to be said for playing normal and staying hot, which the Orioles were before the malaise of success set in.  But Buck has done such a masterful job with this club over the last three seasons, that questioning his current management philosophy would be foolish.  Buck knows his guys and no manager in baseball has the pulse of his squad better than ol’ Buck.  If this is what Buck thinks the O’s need to get ready for October, than that’s what they need.

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I’m just sick of watching meaningless and tepid baseball.

Today the Orioles lost their third straight overall , and second straight to the Blue Jays, 4-2.  The O’s bumbled around the field, pulled their starter, Wei Yin Chen, after just 79 pitches and just looked bored at times.  Chen went six full and gave up three runs, two earned.  Chen ended the regular season at 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA.  Which is real pleasant.

The only real exciting thing that happened for the Birds is that Adam Jones murdered a baseball for his 29th home run.  It was another, “utterly crushed”, ball like his one in New York was on, “Hit The Bricks Jeter”, night.

Other Game Notes

Alexi Casilla led off for the Birds tonight.  He went o-4 and  is now 0-4 on the season in the majors.

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Delmon Young had the other Birds’ RBI.

The O’s only logged four hits on the afternoon, Cruz and Pearce were the other O’s that had hits.

Brad Brach committed an error in the seventh that, later in the same inning, led to a play at home plate and an overturned out call.  (The run counted, it was unearned.)

The second season starts Thursday night.

Next Up For The O’s

The last game of the regular season.  1:07 P.M.

Gonzalez (9-9) vs Dickey ( 14-12)

Let’s Go O’s!

cover pic:  mlblogs.com

 

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