Well, school ended for me. Of course, I haven’t been writing because I was at Tuesday and Wednesday’s games, then tonight vs. the Indians. For the season, I will be doing game write-ups about the game with stats and all for away games, and for home games, I will do personal write-ups about the game for me (but including the game wrap-up a bit). This will help me mix the business with pleasure and to be able to vary the writing a bit day by day.
Well, the O’s are 12-24. On the bright side, 10-8 over the last 18. It’s looking up. Without going into detail on them, the O’s lost the first game to the Mariners on T-shirt Tuesday, but then won the series by beating out Griffey’s M’s on Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday’s win was definitely exciting, being down 5-1 to King Felix [Hernandez] and then hitting a solo shot then grand slam in the 8th to come back and win it 6-5. They won again tonight, 8-1, over the Indians. Another winning streak!
Instead of team stats, I want to go over players on an individual basis:
Starting with the positives, I will be writing a post later on Corey Patterson. For now, I will stick with the 2010 opening roster guys.
Adam Jones seemed to have found his bat somewhere. Even more so for Luke Scott, who is on a 5 game hitting streak, including the big grand slam off of Brandon League in Thursday’s game.
Scott before May 8th: .177 AVG
After May 8th: .213 AVG
May not be best right now, but definitely shows improvement.
Bergesen had another quality start Wednesday, giving up only 1 ER and 5 H over 7.2 IP
Guthrie pitched this line tonight: 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 5:1 K:BB. Very nice. On top of all of his stuff, and definitely was liking the changeup use throughout the game.
Alfredo Simon is now 5-5 in save opps. Will Ohman still has not let up an earned run.
Things seem to be coming together. Tonight really made the O’s look like a baseball team. The starting pitcher went deep into the game, the relief guy did his job, and the hitting looked like this (from Yahoo!):
|C. Patterson lf||4||2||3||0||0||1||1||0||0||.462|
|A. Jones cf||4||2||2||1||0||0||1||0||2||.245|
|N. Markakis rf||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||4||.301|
|M. Tejada 3b||4||1||2||3||0||0||1||0||1||.288|
|L. Scott dh||5||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||2||.232|
|T. Wigginton 2b||5||1||3||1||0||0||2||0||3||.304|
|M. Wieters c||3||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||2||.270|
|R. Hughes 1b||5||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||5||.213|
|C. Izturis ss||3||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||5||.202|
Why this is so good? Check it out. Top 6 hitters: 14-26. Bottom 3: 0-11. That’s how a baseball team works! Yea, there are the games where a 9 or 8 spot shows off, but usually Cesar Izturis should not be the star hitter of this team in that slot. They looked like an all around good hitting team tonight.
Now with no school, I will be focusing on this blog a lot more. More write-ups, and more info. Will do more random pieces not specifically on games. For example, one Sunday hopefully on Corey Patterson, and another on Andy MacPhail and his working devices. Still working on making this a better blog with pictures and all too. All a work in progress, but the progress is definitely coming so watch out!
Off to bed so I can be up early to get out for the game! My newest idea: taking a small-ish white board to a game. It’s like a non-permanent poster that you can change as much as you want to say anything! I’m tempted to do it…