Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 11, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Felix Hernandez was good last night, but he wasn’t great. The Orioles had plenty of runners on base (including 7 hits), and had multiple runners left in scoring position. They failed to get productive outs; and they SERIOUSLY failed to drive home runners who advanced. Brian Roberts should have been going on contact on Nick Markakis’ double, but instead stopped either A-because he thought the ball would hit him (it wouldn’t) or B-he forgot there were 2 outs.

This is the most baseball analysis you’ll get from me in a while. I went to the game last night (and hello to the hundreds of my friends who were also there), so I guess I was just particularly frustrated to have paid money to see a team that couldn’t do the little things. This is why I don’t spend more money to watch the games.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks Gano will be Ravens kicker

Bob Haynie will talk to Orioles pick Steven Bumbry on today’s show

Glenn Clark says Drew Nicholas’ shot favorite ‘game-ending moment’

Jason Jubb remembers Memorial Stadium fan Pat “The Bugler” Walker


The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie gives up pair of homers in loss to Mariners

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Ray ‘progressing’ at Norfolk’s Brian Eller says Virginia Tech’s Steven Bumbry highlights Day 2 of Orioles’ MLB Draft picks’s Brian Eller says Uehara returns from injury tonight to face Garrett Olson, M’s

Mariners Official Site’s Rick Eymer says Jose Lopez hits two home runs for Mariners in win over O’s

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Baysox split doubleheader with Connecticut thanks to 3 RBI in Game 1 from Brandon Snyder

Frederick Keys Official Site says Billy Rowell had RBI double in loss to Hillcats

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Xavier Avery homered for Shorebirds in win over Lake County

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Trembley thought Guthrie gave up home runs on ‘mistake’ pitches

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says David Hernandez expected to be sent back to Tides to make room for Uehara

The Sun lists every Orioles draft pick thus far

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Roberts had 3 hits for Birds in loss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley thinks Guthrie has been done in by breaking balls

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie maintains he’s ‘100 percent pain free’

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Patton didn’t factor in decision as Baysox won game 1 of doubleheader

Examiner Jay Trucker breaks down beer selections at Camden Yards

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says 12,770 see Mariners drop Birds at OPACY

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Birds play 15 straight vs. National League teams after tonight’s game

The AP says Wieters went 2-4 with double in Birds’ loss to Mariners

Frederick News-Post says Matt Angle went 4-5 for Keys in loss

Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker says Felix Hernandez gave up 1 run in 7 innings of win over Birds


The Official Site says Training Camp opens at McDaniel College Tuesday, July 28

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Pryce displaying ‘freakish’ athleticism

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Ravens ‘inspired’ by visit from wounded soldiers at Walter Reed

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens wrap OTA’s, Harbaugh expects team ready for Training Camp

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Fabian Washington ‘not 100 percent healthy yet’, but took off red jersey in OTA anyway

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Stover not ‘best man’ for Ravens kicking job

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says rookie LB Jason Phillips expects to be able to participate more in rookie camp this week

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens to break Training Camp August 22’s James Walker says Ngata ‘most athletic and versatile’ of AFC North DT’s

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager says Ngata, Suggs, Reed, 52 amongst top 100 players in NFL

Sporting News says Harbaugh doesn’t think Ravens need to use AFC Championship Game as motivation

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:’s Heather Dinich says Terps have 5th toughest non-conference schedule in ACC


The Sun’s Matt Bracken says target Jonathan Graham amongst participants in NBPA Top 100 Camp

Examiner Steve DeClue says Stoglin-Ross class of ’10 already being praised

Yahoo! Sports’ Josh Peter says target Stephenson will face ‘intense scrutiny’ at Maryland or wherever else he ends up


The Official Site says former Terp Doron leads Team Israel in scoring at EuroBasket event

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut and Michael Lemaire say Chinn ‘willing to fill any role’ on Frese’s staff

Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says former Terp Coleman having hot start for Mystics


The Official Site says RHP Squatrito drafted by Cardinals


The Official Site’s Pete Schlehr remembers Tigers’ win over UMES (formerly Maryland State) in ‘76


The Official Site says Retrievers to play in International Friendship Games in Japan

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Retrievers to visit Tokyo, Nagoya on trip to Japan


The Official Site says former Eagle Tywain McKee worked out for Knicks

The Sun says McKee to work out for Wizards today


Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Pietramala not surprised by Tierney’s move from Princeton to Denver


The Official Site says ILB Haberer would love shot to play at Texas A&M

Go Mids says Moorpark kicking prospect Picchini likes Midshipmen (must subscribe)


The Official Site says Mariners offering 2 for 1 $8 tickets for Saturday’s game vs. Harrisburg Stampede


The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says LPGA could use victory from young American star like Creamer or Wie this weekend at Bulle Rock

The Sun’s Glenn Graham says Christina Kim to wear mic for Golf Channel coverage of LPGA Championship today

The AP says Ochoa ready to go for LPGA Championship after taking vacation

Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga says future of LPGA Championship up in air without McDonald’s sponsorship moving forward

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says LPGA players will miss playing in Havre de Grace


Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini says Belmont winner Summer Bird to run next at Haskell at Monmouth Park

BALTIMORE COLTS: says Unitas amongst Top 10 most clutch quarterbacks in NFL history


-Drew is right. Graham Gano WILL be the kicker for the Ravens when they play the Chiefs. I mean, I have no inside information; but he’s just the best fit.

-Surprised Joe Flacco didn’t crack Peter Schrager’s “Top 100 Players” list, especially considering he had 3 quarterbacks at the top of the list. Very surprised in fact.

Talk to you tomorrow.