It WAS good to see George Sherrill get the save last night-especially as it was George Sherrill T-shirt night. It was frustrating to again see an opponent rally in the 9th inning, but there’s no reason to get picky.
Daniel Cabrera has proved that he is NOT the front of the rotation starter we thought he was becoming earlier this season; but he MIGHT have the chance to be a Livan Hernandez-type veteran starter in this league (which I happen to think is a good thing). But if you are going to be a veteran starter who has some control issues and allows big innings; you HAVE to be able to EAT innings. Sidney Ponson uses this ability alone to keep getting work. If Cabrera can learn to eat innings; I actually think he has a solid future.
I heard Dave Johnson talking about how the Orioles couldn’t afford to give up a great deal to bring in Felipe Lopez or Juan Uribe. In what world would either player command a great deal of return in a trade? Brandon Fahey might have had a RBI double last night; but the Orioles clearly see no future in anyone they currently have playing SS; so they might as well toss aside a player to be named later to bring in someone who can play.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
Casey Willett doesn’t expect Martin with Ravens for long
Casey Willett says Albers to visit Dr. Andrews
Thyrl Nelson says Birds should continue rebuild
Bryan Powell says Palace stuns Red Bulls
Bryan Powell thinks Roberts should stay
Ed Frankovic says Green re-ups with Caps
Ed Frankovic says Theodore to replace Huet
The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says Sherrill shakes off struggles to finish win over Royals
The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says Cabrera facing Meche tonight
The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says Trembley trying to fill Albers’ role
The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says Cintron to DL, Bynum called up
Royals Official Site’s Dick Kaegel says Gordon, Teahan homer in loss
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Loewen solid in 2 innings of relief work
The Sun’s Dan Morrison cleans up after me
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Sherrill wants to close despite great pressure
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Birds still looking for help at SS
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Sherrill finished save with two sliders
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Scott hot, Mora slumping
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Bynum expected call-up
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Baez transferred to 60 day DL
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Brooks defends accepting Gold Glove in York
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says York honored Brooks with name on uniforms
Carroll County Times’ Patrick Stoetzer says Trembley wore Sherrill shirt beneath jersey
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Sherrill allowed two inherited runners to score in recording save
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Trembley knows Bynum doesn’t provide much offense
The Sports Network says Liz gives up three runs in six innings of win
Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton says Hochevar gives up six runs in six innings in loss
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Flacco, Ravens rookies learning at Symposium
The Official Site’s Kevin Byrne thinks Ogden will be honored by Ravens Oct. 26
The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Poe in finals of mascot contest
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says PETA objects to live mascots
The Examiner’s Phil Macek says Ravens should let Martin go
The Examiner says Martin should have known better than to lie
The Examiner’s Tony Giro humorously considers Hymes’ success in AFL
Aaron Wilson says Ravens waiting on Martin situation
The Sun’s Don Markus says Terps expect Mosley to qualify
Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Terps beat out S. Florida, UIC for Goins
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in from I-95 event (must subscribe)
The Official Site says Egekeze wants ACC Title
The Sun’s Matt Bracken says kicker commit Ferrara impressed at camp
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says deSouza used ‘heart’ to pick Terps (must subscribe)
Go Mids previews Slotbacks & Fullbacks (must subscribe)
CRYSTAL PALACE USA:
The Official Site says Palace on to Open Cup Round of 8 (and nothing else)
The Sun’s Milton Kent says Nelson saves seven as Palace wins
Loyola Official Site says Scholz nominated for ESPY
The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps, Hoff suffer no speed bumps at trials
The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Lochte gets interesting Birthday gift for Phelps
The Examiner’s Mark Newgent says Colts’ departure had domain issues
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-If Derrick Martin were a better player; he’d be forgiven. He’s not, so his arrest might mean he needs to move on. He certainly deserves the chance to play again in the NFL; but it will probably have to come somewhere else. Compounding an apparent bad decision by lying means this is at LEAST two strikes.
-Ravens fans HAVE to represent in voting at CBSSports.com. There is NO WAY I can stomach Skins fans bragging about winning ANYTHING against the Ravens; even a silly mascot competition. Please get over there and vote.
-Kevin Byrne says Jonathan Ogden will likely be honored by the Ravens on October 26 against the Raiders. Look at THIS list of characteristics expected from members of the Ravens Ring of Honor and let me know if Tony Siragusa can even be in the Ring. Humility? I’m not sure.
-Thank God Sean Mosley appears that he will qualify; or 2008-09 could have been an even longer season for the Terps. Mosley will NEED to be a shooter for this team.
-Congratulations to Crystal Palace USA on a very surprising win for Crystal Palace USA over the New York Red Bulls of MLS. They’ll have to keep beating MLS teams to advance, but I can imagine it was a pretty exciting scene last night at Broadneck.
-Lenny Moore will get my vote today over Boog Powell in KOBS, but the contest HAS to be considered the best first round match as far as two men who have meant a GREAT DEAL to the city of Baltimore; not only as athletes, but just simply as people.
Talk to you tomorrow.