During the 2013 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will provide the “12-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 12-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next dozen games on the schedule.
(Editor’s note: The latest 12-game increment ended on Saturday, meaning Sunday’s loss at Oakland wasn’t considered in this latest scorecard and will be included in the next one.)
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1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 9-3 mark?
2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Manny Machado; LVP – Orioles second basemen
Luke: MVP – Chris Davis; LVP – Ryan Flaherty
3. Biggest surprise
Drew: The continued struggles of the starting pitching
Luke: Chris Davis’ improved patience at the plate
4. Best thing about the 12-game stretch
Drew: The fact that the Orioles went 9-3
Luke: The production of Nate McLouth and Manny Machado at the top of the order
5. Twelve games from now…
Drew: It will be last call for Pedro Strop.
Luke: The Orioles will still be looking for a fifth starter.
6. Record in the next 12 games (*Sunday’s loss at Oakland, three at Seattle, four at Los Angeles Angels, three with Kansas City, one at Minnesota)
7. Stock rising/falling over the next 12 games
Drew: Rising – Matt Wieters; Falling – Pedro Strop
Luke: Rising – Nolan Reimold; Falling – Nate McLouth
8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 13-24