A Mets and Yankees game plus the Orioles's stay in first place

victory jump opening day 2014I remarked to my boys that this was my third Mets Stadium. Of course, I’m an Orioles fan for life but took a trip when small to Old Polo Grounds to see the Mets play in 1963 or so. All I recall was Pirates outfielder Donn Clendenon hit a homer that hit a woman in the stands.

And so I went to Shea sometime in the early 1980s and on Sunday it was Citi Field so see Bartolo Colon take on the visiting Giants. Sure, it’s a nice stadium and both Colon and Madison Baumgarten were pitching well. That was the good news for the Mets. After that, the Giants went to crush the Mets. We saw homers fly out of the place. Hunter Pence hit two shots. Baumgarner cruised. Read more about A Mets and Yankees game plus the Orioles's stay in first place

Baltimore's Bats Come Alive in 9-3 Victory Over Toronto

wpid-724px-bud_norris.jpgThe Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-3 Tuesday night to extend their division lead over their Canadian foes to five games. Bud Norris picked up the victory for the O’s, as the Oriole starter threw 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 ER, 2 walks, and striking out 6 batters. While the Orioles offense has been a bit anemic as of late, the bats came out in full force Tuesday night. Every Baltimore starter in the lineup picked up at least one hit in the game.
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Young is Mr. Reliable off the bench

Delmon Young is batting .311 for the Baltimore Orioles this season. Young has an excellent pickup by the Orioles. I know this term is thrown around a lot but Young is truly a professional hitter.

Young  will go weeks without starting and somehow come off the bench to start a game and will get hits. One key reason for Young not playing as much as he can hit he is not the best fielder.

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An amazing Rays game: And taking two of three

Photo From Greg Mac
Photo From Greg Mac

Hey, a salute to the Tampa Bay Rays. Hey, we are Orioles fans, why would we do that? The Rays aren’t the evil empire nor the Red Sox nor the Jays. Rather, they do things the right way by building up their farm system and dont invest too much cash in the free agent market. Don’t know what to make of their terrible start this year.

It was Sept 28, 2011 and the Rays needed a win over the Yankees to get into the playoffs. Of course that’s big day in Orioles history as well. The Red Sox simply needed to knock off the last-place Orioles to grab a playoff spot. That was the Curse of the Andino game (Robert). Read more about An amazing Rays game: And taking two of three