Let's face facts: the O's, currently sitting at 79-70, need to go 10-3 over their remaining schedule to have any significant hope of making the Wild Card play-in game. Maaaaaaaaaaaybe 9-4 will earn them a 1 game play-in to the play-in game if other scenarios break just right. The Rays and Royals beat the Rangers and Indians respectively last night, leaving the O's just 2.0 games out of the 2nd Wild Card. The Tribe now sit 1.5 games ahead of the O's, just 0.5 games out of the Wild Card. It is imperative that the Royals continue to beat them during their current series while at the same time the O's find a way to beat Boston.
Who am I kiddin?
Mapping playoff probabilities for each American League wild-card contender - MLB - ESPN
In$ider piece. But suffice to say, the O's playoff hopes are grim.
Playoffs!? Don't talk about playoffs!?
Roster rumblings and whatnot
Remember when the general reaction to him possibly being suspended as a result of the Biogenesis fallout was 'meh'? Yeah...that would have been a huge loss for the O's recently.
Adam continues to make his presence known throughout the community. Good job, Adam! And, thank you!
I like this style of minor league review. Wish I had thought of it. Personally, I'd go with Michael Ohlman as 'The Riser' and Zach Davies as 'The Sleeper'.
SteveO beats me to the punch on an idea I also had for a post.
For your Tuesday podcasting needs
On his date in 1955 Brooks Robinson made his MLB debut, going 2-4 in an O's win. In 1999 'Travel-Gate' occured, with the O's team charter leaving without Cal Ripken Jr., who had been delayed in traffic. GM Frank Wren makes the call to leave sans-Ironman, essentially sealing his own fate come the off-season when he is fired. The O's go on to beat the Twins, with Jesse Orosco claiming the Major League record for Appearances with 1072.