O's edge White Sox in completion of s...

O's edge White Sox in completion of suspended game

There are 20 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Aug 25, 2008, titled O's edge White Sox in completion of suspended game. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

A game that began in Chicago nearly four months earlier ended at Camden Yards with the Orioles breaking a tie in the 14th inning -- as the visiting team.

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Joe

Hyattsville, MD

#1 Aug 25, 2008
That was some dicey strategy to walk Griffey intentionally. Glad it worked out for Dave, he needed this one badly and so did the team.
Bob

Washington, DC

#2 Aug 25, 2008
Joe wrote:
That was some dicey strategy to walk Griffey intentionally. Glad it worked out for Dave, he needed this one badly and so did the team.
Joe i have been watching dave t very closly at his post game press conferences and he is really starting to feel the pressure. In addition joe i am seeing a side of him that borders on being very arrogant something a guy who hasn't ever won anything should have.
Joe

Hyattsville, MD

#3 Aug 25, 2008
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>Joe i have been watching dave t very closly at his post game press conferences and he is really starting to feel the pressure. In addition joe i am seeing a side of him that borders on being very arrogant something a guy who hasn't ever won anything should have.
I sort of answered you already on the other thread. Yes he is stressed out, the comment yesterday that the reporters please ask educated questions raised some eyebrows too. I think it all stems from a really tough week and watching the pitching staff go into the tank in a very short time. Does he have the make-up to do this long term? Not based on these last few games but I will look at the entire season before grading him.
Kevin

Lemoyne, PA

#4 Aug 25, 2008
I was not a Trembley fan, but I feel overall - he has gotten about as much out of this group as can be got. He's had some mistakes - but there is no pitching here that can be counted on - Bad Daniel walks among us, Sherrill is showing some wear after being an answer to a prayer. We can go on, but looking at it now, I'm glad Girardi blew us off. Trembley is showing the effects of a hard season, but he will be better judged when the talen pool improves.
Bob

Washington, DC

#5 Aug 25, 2008
Joe wrote:
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I sort of answered you already on the other thread. Yes he is stressed out, the comment yesterday that the reporters please ask educated questions raised some eyebrows too. I think it all stems from a really tough week and watching the pitching staff go into the tank in a very short time. Does he have the make-up to do this long term? Not based on these last few games but I will look at the entire season before grading him.
Joe i don't know what the answers are but one thing i don't understand is how in the world can dave be so stubborn in regards to daniel. The guy almost is begging to be left out of the rotation and they keep giving him the ball every 5th day . I truly don't undertsnd how you can fail at something for so long and still be seen as part of the solution.
Jesse

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#6 Aug 25, 2008
Goast Oriole; is a dirt bag.
oldetoys

Lincoln, NH

#7 Aug 25, 2008
Someone needs to tell me exactly why the Orioles went out and got Juan Castro???? What was that about??? Man, the guy really stinks.
oldetoys

Lincoln, NH

#8 Aug 25, 2008
One thing is for certain. Granted the O's don't have a pitching staff worth crapping on but Trembley sure as hell doesn't know when to pull a pitcher. There have been games when a guy is pitching after he's given up 8 to 10 runs.
oldetoys

Lincoln, NH

#9 Aug 25, 2008
And finally, since we're talking about pitching. Anyone else notice how, when the enemy gets a guy on third with two outs, there's about a 50 - 50 chance the O's pitcher will balk? What the hell is that about? They show flashes of little league don't they?
Joe

Hyattsville, MD

#10 Aug 25, 2008
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>Joe i don't know what the answers are but one thing i don't understand is how in the world can dave be so stubborn in regards to daniel. The guy almost is begging to be left out of the rotation and they keep giving him the ball every 5th day . I truly don't undertsnd how you can fail at something for so long and still be seen as part of the solution.
They are in a tough spot. Daniel is well paid to take the ball every fifth day for one thing. They have some talent in double A but there is no way they want to rush those kids. Daniel in fact was rushed up from 2-A before his time and you see the reuslts, someone who never learned some of the very basics of the game. The talent level at Norfolk is very ordinary, with career minor leaguers like Bukvich who we have already seen here. But the recent Daniel is actually worse than even those guys, so if he is not hurt and continues (1 more chance, then the rosters expand Sept. 1) to perform this way, he has to be removed from the rotation.
Joe

Hyattsville, MD

#11 Aug 25, 2008
oldetoys wrote:
And finally, since we're talking about pitching. Anyone else notice how, when the enemy gets a guy on third with two outs, there's about a 50 - 50 chance the O's pitcher will balk? What the hell is that about? They show flashes of little league don't they?
Growing pains I guess is the answer but why is it always our pitchers. From JJ dropping the ball on the rubber with a man on third earlier this year to Danny's meltdown last year when Crisp broke to the plate, we do lead the league in these things, it needs to improve.

“Orioles, Colts, Bullets ”

Since: Apr 08

Brewster, NY

#12 Aug 25, 2008
A much-needed win. Yipee.
edw

Woodstock, MD

#13 Aug 25, 2008
Orioles Fan From New York wrote:
A much-needed win. Yipee.
glad you enjoyed your weekend in baltimore shoeless joe, enjoy your comments in the ny post

“Orioles, Colts, Bullets ”

Since: Apr 08

Brewster, NY

#14 Aug 25, 2008
edw wrote:
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glad you enjoyed your weekend in baltimore shoeless joe, enjoy your comments in the ny post
Thank you. Actually, that's the NY Daily News. And it's "ShoelessJoe408." That was his batting average in 1911.

“Orioles, Colts, Bullets ”

Since: Apr 08

Brewster, NY

#15 Aug 25, 2008
After the disaster against The Yanks this weekend, a split is acceptable. Not great, but acceptable. Also, I like the fact that Chris Waters pitched his second best game of his short major league career so far. His best was his first, 8 innings, no runs, one hit. Today was decent: 7 innings, 4 runs. If he can pan out as a starter in the long run, that would be great. His fairly decent start today is encouraging.

“Baltimore Fan Forever”

Since: Jun 08

Greensboro, NC

#16 Aug 25, 2008
oldetoys wrote:
Someone needs to tell me exactly why the Orioles went out and got Juan Castro???? What was that about??? Man, the guy really stinks.

You are kidding, right? I am glad Castro is playing SS. He is the only player the Orioles had all year that can play the position. I love seeing him make plays that other players only dream about.

It is true that the Orioles need to address the need at shortstop in the off-season, but until then enjoy watching his good defense. Cintron isn't even close.

“Baltimore Fan Forever”

Since: Jun 08

Greensboro, NC

#17 Aug 25, 2008
Orioles Fan From New York wrote:
After the disaster against The Yanks this weekend, a split is acceptable. Not great, but acceptable. Also, I like the fact that Chris Waters pitched his second best game of his short major league career so far. His best was his first, 8 innings, no runs, one hit. Today was decent: 7 innings, 4 runs. If he can pan out as a starter in the long run, that would be great. His fairly decent start today is encouraging.
I am getting to like Waters. He is a gritty pitcher and is improving. I like the way his pitches move across the plate.

How many wins do you think the Orioles will get this year - I'm thinking 76-80 wins. I know you earlier said 86 was the number. Do you still think they will win that many? Regardless, they have exceeded most expectations.

“Orioles, Colts, Bullets ”

Since: Apr 08

Brewster, NY

#18 Aug 25, 2008
NCBirdfan wrote:
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You are kidding, right? I am glad Castro is playing SS. He is the only player the Orioles had all year that can play the position. I love seeing him make plays that other players only dream about.
It is true that the Orioles need to address the need at shortstop in the off-season, but until then enjoy watching his good defense. Cintron isn't even close.
As much as I like Melvin Mora overall, on the left side of the infield, CASTRO makes me feel the most confident when the ball is hit his way. I was VERY surprised when he booted a ball against The Yanks this weekend. It was a RARE error, and we need that on defense, especially in the infield.

“Orioles, Colts, Bullets ”

Since: Apr 08

Brewster, NY

#19 Aug 25, 2008
NCBirdfan wrote:
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I am getting to like Waters. He is a gritty pitcher and is improving. I like the way his pitches move across the plate.
How many wins do you think the Orioles will get this year - I'm thinking 76-80 wins. I know you earlier said 86 was the number. Do you still think they will win that many? Regardless, they have exceeded most expectations.
I mus admit that I was wrong with my prediction of 86 Wins and 76 Losses. Hey, I would like nothing better than for The O's to go 24-7 over the last 31 games, but I don't think it's happening. I think you are correct in seeing us as probably going about 79-83. That would mean 17-14 over the last 31 games. it would take A LOT of offense (which we are capable of), continued solid bullpen pitching (which we have been doing all season), and some luck regarding the starting pitching (our achilles heel of the 2008 season). It's funny, but after the first month and a half of this season, it looked like we had four solid starters in Guthrie, Burress, Cabrera, and Olson. It looked like it would be our strength, and it turned out to be our biggest weakness.
Pumped Up

Lancaster, PA

#20 Aug 25, 2008
oldetoys must not know anything about baseball except for the fact he could never play it and was always picked last as a kid. Castro has great hands, after watching others butcher the position earlier this year its like having a Gold Glove shortstop out there, Castro makes the tuff plays look routine.As for the win total I would say 73-74 seems like a reachable number right now and I think Trembley has done great with what he has had to work with, remember Daniel( Guthrie wasnt a sure thing) is the only starter who was penciled in the beggining of the year, the rest are fill ins

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