20 wins in the books. Another 70+ to go. Nice to finally gain some ground on both clubs who were ahead of the O's coming into the night. Twins and Rockies proving to be more formidable than I figured them to be this season. Matt Harvey's pretty good. Too bad for the Mets that they still don't have a no-hitter in their history*. Frightening incident in Toronto, as JA Happ took a line drive to the skull. Good luck to him in his recovery. Past time to figure out a way to get some sort of shock-absorbent liner into ballcaps (at least for the pitchers to wear) don't you think?
Anyway, come in here dear boy, have a cigar...and peruse some links o' the day.
Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles - Recap - May 07, 2013 - ESPN
Certainly nice anytime Wiet can find some success from the left side of the plate.
A thought has crept into the back of my mind of late. Namely, that JJ, who previously throughout his career has a habit of missing some amount of time during the season due to injury, has been pretty durable for quite a while now.
Hopefully this isn't going to be a recurring issue for him. Could really use someone to step up and match Chen's early pace.
'Hi, Reuben. It's Dan Duquette. I'd like to talk to you about Chase Utley...'
Wayward chirps some as he takes stock of the nest.
Miggy! Sweet play last night for him.
Frank Robinson's mammoth 451-foot blast 47 years ago was the only homer ever to be hit completely out of old Memorial Stadium.
This is true.
As mentioned in the links, today is the anniversary of Frank Robinson's mammoth shot that flew out of Memorial Stadium. In 1997, the O's pasted Randy Johnson ending streak of 16 consecutive Wins. On this day last year, Josh Hamilton made O's pitching his own personal pinata as he blasted 4 HRs in a Texas rout of the O's at OPACY.
Today marks the birthdates of Mike Cuellar, John Maine, and Alfredo Simon.