O’s Look Sharp In Opener

Featured, Sports and Bets — April 3, 2013 at 11:10 am by

By:  Seabass                                                                                                                                                                                                           

The Wheat

The Wheat

It’s only one game but man the Birds looked good yesterday.  Is it just me or is there a different air surrounding this club?  There seems to be a  swagger to this team, a quiet confidence that comes with a full season of winning. For the first time in a long time it feels like we have a pro baseball team here in Baltimore on Opening Day.  Even as successful as last season was, it still seemed like the Orioles were a bunch of kids grinding and finding a way to win.  Now with a year of success under their belts, and an off-season to reflect, the Orioles feel like a group of polished veterans who have a singular goal in mind. Maybe I’m just an over-confident fan who is overreacting after an exciting season opener, but  I’ll be damned if it didn’t feel different watching this team play.

The 3-4-5 hitters  were particularly effective, going a combined 6-12 and driving in all of the Orioles’ 7 runs.  Matt Wieters looked like he was born to bat clean-up, going  2-3 with a home run, double and an intentional walk in the 7th.   Chris Davis followed that walk with a three run blast that sealed the victory for the Birds. 

It was also cool to see Brian Roberts contributing.  He will easily be the best 9 hole hitter in baseball if he stays healthy.

Jason Hammel say he didn’t have his best stuff and felt like he struggled.  It was still enough to beat Cy Young Award winner David Price.  Can’t wait til Hammel feels good.

The Birds and Rays get back to business tonight at 7:10.  Chen vs Hellickson.  Gotta admit, I’m a little nervous for Chen’s season debut. 

Go O’s!

For a Box Score of yesterday’s victory just click here:

 http://www.usatoday.com/sports/mlb/game/boxscore/l.mlb.com-2013-e.36749/

 

 

 

 

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