A brief, classic poem is as follows:
The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust hath the just's umbrella
Which comes to mind for me on this dark day as the news of the severity of Jonathan Schoop's injury has been announced. As well, Buck reportedly spoke to Joe Torre, whom you might recall is now the man in charge of MLB discipline, and there will, predictably, be no action taken against the rogue umpire from last night.
The Orioles are still steaming about the Ubaldo Jimenez ejection. They don't seem to much care about the Pablo Sandoval slide that, in the eyes of that character from The Great Gatsby, prompted a retaliation pitch. If the Orioles, who for instance still hold some little grudge against CC Sabathia for hitting Nick Markakis in 2012, aren't hopping mad about Sandoval the next day, what would have ever made the umpire think the HBP was intentional? It's Jimenez, for crying out loud! He'd walked three guys in less than four innings!
Anyway, the Orioles will be hoping for a deep outing from Chris Tillman today, and that they can get along okay without Schoop at second. Which probably means we can look forward to one of those games where Tillman gets bombed and is out of the game by the fourth inning, the Orioles infield commits three errors, and they get no-hit by Clay Buchholz because they aren't aware that he sucks.
Tillman, by the way, has a higher ERA than when we last saw him. He ate three earned runs without even throwing a pitch, as MLB changed the scoring on a play from Sunday where Travis Snider's outfield bumbling was initially ruled an error (because it was). Now those unearned runs are earned as the Mensa members in the MLB office have changed the play to a double; Tillman's ERA went from 3.86 to 7.71 in a blink on Thursday. Sheesh.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Alejandro De Aza - LF||Brock Holt - CF|
|Steve Pearce - RF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Chris Davis - 1B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Adam Jones - CF||Hanley Ramirez - LF|
|Jimmy Paredes - DH||Pablo Sandoval - 3B|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Caleb Joseph - C||Shane Victorino - RF|
|Ryan Flaherty - 2B||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Everth Cabrera - SS||Ryan Hanigan - C|
|Chris Tillman - RHP||Clay Buchholz - RHP|