Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 10, 2009 | Glenn Clark

I was surprised to see the Orioles take a high school pitcher; but clearly pitch count is an issue for them. College pitchers often throw 100+ pitches more than once in a week, and their arms are already a bit worn down by the time they get to the Major League Level.

That will be just about the last you’ll hear from me about baseball statistics.

Welcome to Baltimore Matt Hobgood.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester would handle O’s same way today

Nestor Aparicio says Birds got ‘necessary’ win over M’s

Nestor Aparicio offers pictures, video of Hobgood

Nestor Aparicio says city, state, Stadium Authority, others all worked to bring back Army-Navy game

Glenn Clark says Adam Jones still amongst top hitters in MLB

Keith Melchior says Andy MacPhail ‘getting pass’

Ed Frankovic says Moose top Bears to force Calder Cup Finals back to Winnipeg

ORIOLES:’s Brian Eller says Bergesen throws 8 shutout innings to lift birds past Mariners

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds select California High School pitcher Hobgood in 1st round of MLB Draft’s Brian Eller says Mora had early home run overturned, called out

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Luke Scott, Jason Berken examples of Orioles selected on 2nd day of MLB Draft

Mariners Official Site’s Pete Kerzel says Jason Vargas gave M’s ‘decent outing’ in loss

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Jolbert Cabrera drilled homer, but Toledo topped Tides

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Troy Patton, Sean Gleason to pitch today in doubleheader vs. Connecticut

Frederick Keys Official Site says Luis Lebron blew save in Keys’ loss to Hillcats

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says McCurry shaky, but Shorebirds top Lake County

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Reimold drove in 2 for Birds in win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds’ Guthrie battles Mariners’ Hernandez tonight

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Trembley swapped Adam Jones, Nick Markakis in lineup

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Norco pitcher Hobgood named Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year Sunday

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says scouting director Joe Jordan ‘seemed pretty comfortable’ with Hobgood pick

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds selected Tampa HS player Michael Givens in 2nd round, FIU 1B Tyler Townsend in 3rd round

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Bergesen impressing with ‘poise, pace of game’

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Birds impressed by Mike Flacco’s ‘athleticism’

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. pulls thoughts on Hobgood

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Jeff Fiorentino went 3-4 with two doubles in Tides’ loss

Examiner Steve DeClue says MASN commercials ‘embarrassing’

Examiner Steve DeClue says Hobgood’s changeup, command ‘need some work’

Carroll County Times’ Patrick Stoetzer says Sherrill gave up run, but notched 12th save of season

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Birds selected Hobgood over Zack Wheeler

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Sarfate throwing in hopes of returning

The AP says Adam Jones added RBI groundout after double by Brian Roberts

Frederick News-Post’s Adam Behsudi/AP say Birds selected Hobgood because Ackley was gone

Frederick News-Post says Caleb Joseph extended hit streak to 10 in Keys’ loss

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Waters roughed up by Mud Hens in loss

Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker says Jose Lopez got only RBI for Mariners in loss

Sporting News’ Michael Huang says future rotation of Matusz, Arrieta, Tillman, Hobgood ‘looks awfully good’


The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Heap got out of red jersey, practiced in full

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh believes Ravens ‘have to’ win AFC North

The Official Site says Harbaugh taking USO trip to help ‘morale building’ in Persian Gulf

The Official Site says Ravens using this week’s Passing Camp to prepare for Browns, Bengals, Steelers

The Sun’s Edward Lee says L.J. Smith trying to shed ‘injury-prone’ reputation

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Mason not setting timetable for return

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Sypniewski made first appearance since knee surgery

The Sun’s Edward Lee says DC Mattison, CB Oglesby first to pond for fishing tournament after practice

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Heap intends to be ready by Training Camp

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says McGahee ‘OK’ working behind Ray Rice

SI’s Peter King says Eric DeCosta had travel issues


Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Dunkirk needs surgery on left hind cannon bone

Thoroughbred Times says Dunkirk came out of 2nd place finish at Belmont with condylar fracture

Thoroughbred Times’ John Scheinman says Laurel hoping for reinstatement of slots bid


The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Terps interested in Loyola QB Bruns

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Bishop McNamara WR Brandon Coleman wants to get offer from Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says St. John’s (DC) D-Lineman Andre Monroe likes Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says DeMatha DB Jeff Knox Jr. to visit Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Don Bosco Prep (NJ) DT Kittredge has Terps near top of list (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Northern High School DE prospect Tre’Van Dorsey visited College Park (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Kenny Gartner chats with DB prospect Cullen Christian (must subscribe)


Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez worked out with Bucks yesterday, working out with Raptors today


The Official Site says Frese adds former Seton Hall assistant Marlin Chinn to staff

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Dave Adkins could still be in line for spot on staff

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Chinn previously worked at Mt. St. Mary’s


The Sun’s Edward Lee has Terps 8th in early ’10 poll


The Official Site says former Tiger Landeta chairing Tiger Club Annual Appeal

MORGAN FOOTBALL:’s Jeff Glatzer says Bears D-Lineman Justin Lawrence ‘strikes fear’ into opponents


Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Tierney move as big if not bigger than Haus, Pietramala moves in ‘01

The Sun’s John Weaver says Jays had approached Tierney about taking job before


The Official Site says M&T Bank Stadium awarded 2014, 2016 Army-Navy games

The Official Site says FedEx Field, Lincoln Financial Field also get future Army-Navy Games

The Official Site says Mids to sign autographs at Camden Yards this weekend

The Official Site says FB Jack Hatcher looking forward to Army most this season

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says ’14 game will come at same time as bicentennial celebration of “Star Spangled Banner”

Examiner Steve DeClue says Ravens ‘very proactive’ in bringing Army-Navy game back to Baltimore

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Philadelphia gets 5 of next 8 Army-Navy games

Washington Times’ Tim Lemke says ’11 Army-Navy game to FedEx Field

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says ’10, ’12, ’13, ’15, ’17 Army-Navy games in Philadelphia

Go Mids’ David Ausiello says football ‘king’ at Navy


The Official Site previews Sunday’s contest vs. Harrisburg Stampede


-Clearly the Ravens are putting a significant importance on winning the AFC North; which makes sense, as the road to the Super Bowl is SIGNIFICANTLY more difficult when you have to go on the road for 3 weeks AND then try to win the Super Bowl. Just getting in isn’t enough; even though two teams have won Super Bowls that way.

Talk to you tomorrow.