Morning Reaction Orioles 10-Game Scorecard (Games 11-20)

April 30, 2012 | Luke Jones

Morning Reaction Orioles 10-Game Scorecard (Games 11-20)

During the 2012 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The Morning Reaction will provide the “10-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 10-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next 10 games on the schedule.

(Editor’s note: This scorecard reflects games 11 through 20, not accounting for the final two games of the Oakland series over the weekend.)

To hear the full explanation of the “10-Game Scorecard” during Monday’s show, listen HERE.

1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 6-4 mark?
Drew: Worse
Luke: Better

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Adam Jones; LVP – Mark Reynolds
Luke: MVP – Adam Jones; LVP – Kevin Gregg

3. Biggest surprise
Drew: Darren O’Day
Luke: Jason Hammel

4. Best thing about the 10-game stretch
Drew: Bullpen
Luke: Bullpen

5. Ten games from now…
Drew: Mark Reynolds will hit four home runs and strike out 12 times (over the next eight games).
Luke: J.J. Hardy will hit three home runs (over the next eight games).

6. Record in the next 10 games
(**already two wins over Oakland**, three at New York, three at Boston, two with Texas)
Drew: 6-4
Luke: 6-4

7. Stock rising/falling over the next 10 games
Drew: Rising – Mark Reynolds; Falling – Wei-Yin Chen
Luke: Rising – Brian Matusz; Falling – Jason Hammel

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 11-20
Drew: A
Luke: A-

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  1. eric Says:

    Funny you guys picked Hammel and Chen to drop last time. To me the guys at the back end of the pen that I said would be the strength of the team still can’t keep up this pace. Look for Strop and Lindstrom to have bad road trips. I can’t agree with you on Hardy, he clearly is still having arm problems and it’s affecting him in the field and at the dish. Reynolds led ALL OF BASEBALL in HR’s after June 1st so you know he’s going to start hitting bombs soon. I say the O’s go 3-5 in these 8 games.

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