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2024 Game 42: 5/17 Seattle 7:05PM


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#41 BobPhelan

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 10:12 PM

Gets quiet in here when we win handily. Except for predictions of doom.
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Posted 17 May 2024 - 10:27 PM


Gets quiet in here when we win handily. Except for predictions of doom.

They only scored 4 runs after their 5 run first inning. Bums.
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Posted 18 May 2024 - 12:38 AM

On pace again for 108 wins.



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Posted 18 May 2024 - 06:05 AM

That's two straight games where the bats have started to heat up.  Good to see.  Hopefully, they're about to go on a 10 game tear offensively.  



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Posted 18 May 2024 - 06:21 AM

Streak stays alive!

#46 Mike B

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 08:40 AM

Gets quiet in here when we win handily. Except for predictions of doom.

Sad but true.

People here reverse the old phrase.  If you don't have anything negative to say, say nothing at all.


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Posted 18 May 2024 - 08:46 AM

Well it was Friday night. Some probably have a life outside of here. Not me but I am sure some do. But I do have an excuse. I was busy playing poker with some really nice idiots...... :mrgreen:



#48 jamesdean

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 08:48 AM

Sad but true.

People here reverse the old phrase.  If you don't have anything negative to say, say nothing at all.

I try to stay balanced between the positive and negative.  It's hard for me to take the Pollyanna approach because I'm a realist but I do want the Orioles to do well and enjoyed the offensive improvements the past two games. 



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Posted 18 May 2024 - 09:00 AM

They won in the city connect jerseys!


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#50 Mike B

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 09:05 AM

I try to stay balanced between the positive and negative.  It's hard for me to take the Pollyanna approach because I'm a realist but I do want the Orioles to do well and enjoyed the offensive improvements the past two games. 

I think it has become the norm for people to be over critical.  I used to post a lot during the game threads but avoid them during the games. I usually take a look after the game is over or the next day.


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Posted 18 May 2024 - 09:41 AM

Means is just a good pitcher. I wish more guys knew how to pitch instead of just how to throw 98.
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Posted 18 May 2024 - 09:46 AM

Means is just a good pitcher. I wish more guys knew how to pitch instead of just how to throw 98.


He's got an excellent change up and when he has good command of it, he's tough.
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#53 Mike B

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 09:49 AM

Means is just a good pitcher. I wish more guys knew how to pitch instead of just how to throw 98.

He is my favorite Oriole pitcher to watch.  Yesterday was typical John Means.  He was a little strong early on, and his pitches were up a bit.  He settled in and adjusted and got better from there.  I hope he stays healthy, because I think John Means will step up big down the stretch and hopefully in the play offs.

Your right Means is just a good pitcher, in the truest sense of the word.


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Posted 18 May 2024 - 10:00 AM

There were other good things that came out of last night, in addition to John Means.

 

Austin Hays--He had another successful pinch hit.  Another double.  The best part is how he ran the bases, especially the mad dash home. Great baserunning and he looked healthy.  The Orioles need hays, and hopefully he is ready to play ledt field.

 

Cowser looked good.  He also moved well in centerfield.  

 

Gunnar and Mateo defensively are a pleasure to watch. Good teams have to be solid up the middle and Gunnar and Mateo are far better than solid.  Both legitimate gold glove types.


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Posted 18 May 2024 - 10:29 AM

There were other good things that came out of last night, in addition to John Means.

 

Austin Hays--He had another successful pinch hit.  Another double.  The best part is how he ran the bases, especially the mad dash home. Great baserunning and he looked healthy.  The Orioles need hays, and hopefully he is ready to play ledt field.

 

Cowser looked good.  He also moved well in centerfield.  

 

Gunnar and Mateo defensively are a pleasure to watch. Good teams have to be solid up the middle and Gunnar and Mateo are far better than solid.  Both legitimate gold glove types.

The entire infield is really really good. Westburg has been terrific at 3b and Mounty is superb at the other corner.


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Posted 18 May 2024 - 10:41 AM

Westburg doesn't have the strongest arm, but everything else is solid.

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 11:28 AM

Gets quiet in here when we win handily. Except for predictions of doom.


I was hammered in OC. SORRY!
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#58 BobPhelan

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 01:01 PM

Means is just a good pitcher. I wish more guys knew how to pitch instead of just how to throw 98.


Hasn’t walked a batter yet through three starts. That helps.

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 01:01 PM

They won in the city connect jerseys!


Changed to white pants with them for the first time.

#60 Slidemaster

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 01:36 PM

He is my favorite Oriole pitcher to watch. Yesterday was typical John Means. He was a little strong early on, and his pitches were up a bit. He settled in and adjusted and got better from there. I hope he stays healthy, because I think John Means will step up big down the stretch and hopefully in the play offs.
Your right Means is just a good pitcher, in the truest sense of the word.


I also feel that, because his success isn't predicated on high velocity , he will be able to maintain his success well into his mid 30s.




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