Orioles Odds and Ends…

A few notes from the press box at Petco Park…

*Brandon Waring hit a walk off homer earlier this afternoon to give Bowie a 5-4 win in 11 innings.

*Triple-A Norfolk’s Brandon Snyder was placed on the disabled list Saturday, retroactive to June 18, with a right shoulder strain. Snyder is considered one of the Orioles top position prospects and was batting .255 in 64 games.

*Nolan Reimold went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in last night’s game and has put up three straight multi-hit games for Norfolk heading into Sunday. He is hitting .313 over his last 10 Triple-A games.

*As first reported by the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles do have interest in Jake Fox, who the As DFA’ed last week. Oakland has 10 days to trade Fox, release him or hope he clears waivers. Given that the last-place Os have interest and their pick of the waiver wire, a deal could be made before Thursday- which is the 10-day deadline.

*Matt Wieters snapped an 0-for-16 skid with a bases-clearing double in the first inning. It was his first three-RBI game since May 1 against Boston, when he homered.

*The Delmarva Shorebirds saw a six-game winning streak snapped with a 6-3 loss to Lexington. They finished the first half with a 32-38 record.

1 Comment

I wrote hereon or herein, that I thought that the Orioles should just pack up and go home. Yes, forfeitk all their remaining games. At least that way they wouldn’t embarras themselves by GIVING AWAY THEIR games on the field. I can see why the hitters just go thru the motions as the pitchers seem to keep giving the opponents the game rather than getting them out. Today’s (6/20) game against the Padres is a very good example. The pitchers made a strike to total pitches of 63.2% against the Padres 64.2%. That ratio should be somewhere around 70% with a lot fewer pitches than the seem to be making most games. Peter Angelos would not have to feel bad about fielding a AA team, and not major league.

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