Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 01, 2009 | Glenn Clark

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:

Drew Forrester says Markakis, Wigginton had only hits as Birds lost on Sunday again

Glenn Clark says Wieters solving all of Baltimore’s problems

Bob Haynie wonders if Birds should move Uehara to pen

Drew Forrester says tomorrow’s golf event to raise money for Markakis’ “Right Side Foundation”

Keith Melchior not happy with Trembley’s decisions to start lesser lineup on Sundays

ORIOLES:

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

RAVENS:

Examiner Steve DeClue says ESPN’s John Clayton thinks Ravens ‘on verge’ of surpassing Steelers

HORSE RACING:

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

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

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

TERRAPINS BASEBALL:

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says former Terp Milton getting another chance with Dodgers

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site’s Jake Hagelin (the goalie) updates Europe trip from Manchester, England

NAVY FOOTBALL:

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.

-G

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