More Magic For The Birds As Dickerson Pulls A Weaver

Featured, Sports and Bets — June 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm by
Hey Jose, if you groove 'em, the Birds will lose 'em....over the fence that is.

Hey Jose, if you groove ’em, the Birds will lose ’em….over the fence that is.

Sing with me, “Something Magic happens, every time you go.”.  Wow babes.  Last night the Orioles went into the bottom of the ninth down 5-3.  The Birds hadn’t managed a hit since the third inning and Tiger’s starter Max Scherzer had cruised thru eight frames, registering 10 strikeouts along the way.  Enter Detroit’s grim reaper, Jose Valverde.  Valverde’s ERA was 0.75, and with the Oriole’s offense struggling, the game looked over.  But Chris Dickerson and company had other thoughts.  Nick Markakis homered to make it 5-4.  Then Jones and Davis knocked back to back singles.  But Wieters and Hardy popped out and it looked as though the comeback may come up short.  Then on a 2-1 count, part-time DH Chris Dickerson launched Valverde’s fastball into the right field seats. Oriole’s Magic was in full effect for the second time this week, and somewhere on the other side, Earl Weaver was smiling.

Notice to all other MLB teams:  you can’t sleep on this Oriole offense.  Twice this week the Orioles have engineered significant comebacks against good teams.  And it’s not just the star players who are getting it done, the runs can come from anywhere in the lineup.  Chris Dickerson is the perfect example of this, he was batting in the 8 hole last night, and he’s a part-time player.

Jones admires his two run shot in the third.

Jones admires his two run shot in the third.

Speaking of star players, this series is packed with plenty of them, and while the Tiger’s Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder get more press, the duo of Chris Davis and Adam Jones have been just as productive this season.  In fact, both of these power duos are putting up sick numbers.  Cabrera/Fielder are batting a combined .323 with 25 HRs and 103 RBIs.  Jones/Davis are batting a combined .335 with 30 HRs and 87 RBIs.  Jones and Cabrera both homered last night, and I’m sure we’ll see more fireworks this afternoon, even with Hammel and Verlander taking the hill for their respective clubs.

Over 46,000 fans were at the Yard last night.  Awesome.

4:05 start at the Yard today.  Verlander (6-4) vs Hammel (7-2)

Go O’s!



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