I’ve said before that I have no problem with the Orioles playing their bench players on Sundays, and I really mean that. If the Orioles want to play their reserves on Sundays, I think they should. It is almost always a day game after a night game, and a good time to rest your starters.
But if you’re going to play your reserves, you absolutely HAVE to have reserves who are worth playing. And the Orioles just don’t have that. They have Robert Andino.
Pitching and depth will make this a good ball club; probably still another power bat. How long will it take for those things to come to this organization? I’ll be waiting.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say….
Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:
Glenn Clark says Wieters solving all of Baltimore’s problems
Bob Haynie wonders if Birds should move Uehara to pen
MLB.com’s Jeff Seidel says Berken solid, but Tigers shut out Birds to split series
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss
Tigers Official Site’s Pete Kerzel says Jackson goes 8 innings of shutout, 2 hit ball to beat Birds
MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Rich Hill, O’s open series with Jarrod Washburn, Mariners tonight
MLB.com’s Jeff Seidel says Scott hitting righties, lefties just as well
MLB.com’s Jeff Seidel says Birds aiming for June 10 for Uehara’s return
Norfolk Tides’ Official Site says Salazar hit 10th home run of season in win over Columbus
Bowie Baysox Official Site says Nowicki hit homer as Baysox topped Harrisburg
Frederick Keys Official Site says Matusz threw 7 shutout innings as Keys topped Salem
Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Moreau worked 5 innings to beat Kannapolis
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says 32,000 at Camden Yards to see Tigers shut out Birds
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Trembley went with Zaun behind plate Sunday, had Wieters DH
The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Scott went from DL to hitting ‘Babe Ruth’ in one week
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Chris Ray picked up first save for Tides to finish off win over Clippers
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wieters Saturday, Berken Sunday give O’s positive signs despite losses
Examiner Jay Trucker enjoys cheap Natty Bohs when watching the O’s
Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says O’s now 1-10 on days when Andino starts in place of Izturis
Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says David Hernandez, Bergesen also scheduled to pitch this week in Seattle
Detroit Free-Press’s John Lowe says Huff thought Verlander, Jackson combo ‘best back-to-back’ pitchers he’s ever seen
Detroit News’ Tom Gage says Granderson hit solo shot for Tigers in win
Examiner Steve DeClue says ESPN’s John Clayton thinks Ravens ‘on verge’ of surpassing Steelers
Belmont Official Site’s Jenny Kellner says Charitable Man, Dunkirk get in work Sunday in preparation for 3rd leg of Triple Crown
Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Charitable Man, Dunkirk likely to be 2nd, 3rd betting choices behind Derby winner Mine That Bird
Thoroughbred Times’ Mike Curry says Charitable Man won Peter Pan Stakes and ’08 Futurity Stakes both at Belmont Park
The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Vasquez checked in at 6’6”, 197 pounds at NBA Draft Scouting Combine
The Diamondback’s Jakob Engelke says 2002 NCAA Championship team ranked amongst greatest teams in ACC history
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says target Stephenson’s ‘eligibility’ issues keeping schools away
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says losing assistants Daron Park, Erica Floyd ‘big’ for Frese
The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says former Terp Milton getting another chance with Dodgers
The Official Site’s Jake Hagelin (the goalie) updates Europe trip from Manchester, England
The Official Site says LB Posposil would love opportunity to play Iowa
Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says Niumatalolo thinks recession may have helped even recruiting playing field
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-I do not know as much about the women’s program at Maryland as I do about the men’s program; but it is fair to say that the amount of turnover within the program in the last year or so is concerning. Congratulations to Daron Park on getting what appears to be a very good chance to take a Head Coach-in-Waiting type position at Louisiana Tech. There appear to be very plausible to extremely good explanations for why players and coaches have left College Park, but it does seem a bit odd.
Talk to you tomorrow.