Yanks complete sweep of O's

Yanks complete sweep of O's

There are 47 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Aug 24, 2008, titled Yanks complete sweep of O's. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Robinson Cano hit the tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning after New York blew a five-run lead, and the Yankees beat the Orioles 8-7 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

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Hyattsville, MD

#21 Aug 24, 2008
Aggravating loss. Four hours, 380 pitches and some really bad umpiring. We are now 1-11 with Joe West's crew this year. Coincidence? Doubtful, some umpires are star struck or just flat out bad and this crew is guilty of both.

All in all though I respect this teams heart, they never give up and made an otherwise miserable game interesting. That they are a tad short in the pen is no reason to get down on them, they are trying hard, are entertaining and that's all a fan can ask at this point of the rebuild, other than of course to get a fair shake from the umpires.

Columbia, MD

#22 Aug 24, 2008
ravencaws from jax fla wrote:
Why does that diot(Trembley) keep on putting that damn Walker in these games and the same goes for Cabrera and why doesn't MLB repriemand some of these umpires,that guy today was terrible.
Isn't is obvious that Walker has pictures of Trembley with animals ....
Donald from Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD

#23 Aug 24, 2008
Drew wrote:
I watched the game today, and there are a few things that can be taken from today's game. One, Jamie Walker is useless. The man received a ridiculous amount of money to essentially be a left-handed specialist and maybe pitch a little more. He has failed in his main mission and today's homer to Cano was a shot.
Two, Jim Palmer said it really well today, and I am glad that he is so critical of Daniel Cabrera, because someone needs to be. He said that on most teams, if you can't hold runners, can't field your position, can't throw strikes, and walk as many batters per nine innings as Daniel does, then you are in A-Ball working on those things, but for some reason, Cabrera gets the ball every five days. Here is a guy who no longer has any upside. He has led the league in walks, losses, hit batsmen or some combination of the above for the last 2 years. For five years, his upside has been that he is tall, never knew how to pitch, but was learning, and that he threw in the mid to upper 90's. If he could ever harness his control, that he would be a good pitcher. Alas, he has not learned how to throw in the strike zone, and his velocity is down in the low 90's with most of his hard stuff today around 89. There are better ways to spend his near 3 million dollar salary. He has had ample time to learn how to pitch and he is just like Ponson, some thug who could throw hard, and for whatever reason, that ability alone has players in starting rotations.
Three, Lou Montanez needs to be playing more. Payton plays his tail off, and his hustle is an inspiration, but the Orioles are so far out of contention now, and Payton is not in the future plans, that Montanez should start to see more time. I am fine with him making mistakes, but he has a tremendous amount of potential and his effort really is a pleasure to watch.
It gets worst Drew, when Jones comes back Montanez will be sent back to the minors if their season is not over. Even though the Orioles will be 25 to 30 games out of first there is no place for Montanez on this current team. Its all about contracts baby not about putting the best team on the field.

Laurel, MD

#24 Aug 24, 2008
why dont they FIRE dave terrible, hire dempsey as manager and palmer as pitching coach, get rid of all the rag arms that call themselfs pitchers, and bring in the young guys that want to play. i think the little sisters of the poor could beat these bums

Baltimore, MD

#25 Aug 24, 2008
BirdLand wrote:
O's need 4 SP for next year they have ONE Guthrie
Bob you might be wrong with 8 games.
Next series
CWS 3 wins O's 1
TAM 3 wins O's 0
BOS 3 wins O's 0
CLE 3 wins O's 1
MIN 3 wins O's 0
TOR 2 wins O's 1
NYY 3 wins O's 0
TAM 3 wins O's 0
TOR 1 wins O's 2
All could change if AM call up Bowie's Pitching Staff after their playoff. Bergesen , Berken , Herenandez & Tillman they are better than what the O' have right now.
With any luck, we'll get swept by the White Sox and Twins to help their wild-card chances.

Baltimore, MD

#26 Aug 24, 2008
Chris wrote:
The Orioles did play bad this series they will have a better record then last year I will place a bet on that with anyone and as bad as they played could the umping have been any worse then this series crew.
Actually, for the Orioles to be in the game against the Yankees is very good. If you take away the 9th inning on Friday night, we only lose each game by 1 or 2 runs. Any time you have a AA team that stays competitive with a major league team, that AA team is doing well.
Jack Lee

Halethorpe, MD

#27 Aug 24, 2008
Fred from Cape Cod wrote:
We will trade Daniel D.because in an Oriole uniform his line will always be IP 3 H 9 ER 6 BB 6 SO 2, ad nauseam. And after we trade him, some pitching coach will turn him into a consistent winner. Its happened countless times since '54 when the Birds came home.
Countless huh? Name them. I can only think of Curt Shilling.

Laurel, MD

#28 Aug 24, 2008
i can see why the new yorkers said they where coming to baltimore to play a little leauge team. FIRE dave terrible, hire dempsey as manager, and palmer as pitching coach.

United States

#29 Aug 24, 2008
I think it's finally time to give D. Cabrera the gate .Maybe a change of scenery will do him some good. Cerrtainly the Orioles have been more than patient enough with him. It's time for him to go. He's hopeless.
Peter A

Coopersburg, PA

#30 Aug 24, 2008
If you guys don't like my team, you can go watch the (G)ravens.

Virginia Beach, VA

#31 Aug 24, 2008
stan wrote:
I think it's finally time to give D. Cabrera the gate .Maybe a change of scenery will do him some good. Cerrtainly the Orioles have been more than patient enough with him. It's time for him to go. He's hopeless.
I agree. No one can be faulted for giving him every opportunity. He just will never be a good major league pitcher. It just won't happen with his skill set.
Ho Hum

Kingsville, MD

#32 Aug 24, 2008
Isn't this where we leave off every year? We just don't have the pitching. Period.

Andy McPhail better stockpile another 30 pitching prospects to keep up with the rate we blow out young arms.

Since: Jan 08

Ruffs Dale, PA

#33 Aug 24, 2008
Peter A
Salt Lake City, UT Reply
|Report Abuse |#30 7 min ago
If you guys don't like my team, you can go watch the (G)ravens.

Well the Ravens are only going to win four games tooooooooooo !

Chicago, IL

#36 Aug 24, 2008
A couple years ago we were told the future rotation would be Bedard, Loewen, Penn and Cabrera. Well, that group with the exception of Bedard, has done nothing of note in the majors and one of them is now basically out of baseball. I sure hope this next wave of arms pans out because if they don't, this franchise could be looking at 15 straight losing season.
Ghost Oriole

Philadelphia, PA

#37 Aug 24, 2008
Don't forget: Cabrera has already been assured a spot in the 2009 rotation.

I wonder why the Orioles lose all the time? Must be a conspiracy by the umpires...

Jonas Ridge, NC

#38 Aug 24, 2008
Here we go again. The O's are in football mode....just looking for one win game per week.

Rochester, MI

#39 Aug 24, 2008
Why don't the Orioles just take out an ad with Jamie Walker smirking and giving all the fans the middle finger? I have been watching the Orioles since 1954 and they have never had a worse pitcher -- not even Terry Matthews. Yet, because they gave him $4 million a year, they're embarrassed to pull the plug on him and admit they made a mistake. When he went on the disabled list, I vowed never to watch another O's game if they activated him. I have kept that vow. I will never watch another game as long as he is on the roster. What an insult it is to all the fans to have to watch his sorry a**.

West Chester, PA

#42 Aug 24, 2008
I think we established that they don't have starting pitching. Who said DCab is assured of anything? It's the same crap on this board. Look up the definition of rebuilding. AMac didn't say "Hey were gonna be in the AL East chase in 2008". He said that they were gonna make trades, build the minor league system up, try to draft better, then sign the pieces they need to through free agency. This will probally be the 11th straight year of losing. But for those who don't get the concept that it takes time to correct 10 yrs. of losing, play fantasy baseball.

Glen Burnie, MD

#43 Aug 24, 2008
Yeah it stinks to loose to the Ynakees at home. Especially when the place is full of arrogant Jerseyites who can't see and/or won't admit how terrible the officiating was this weekend. Every game was competetive and every game had a close call (more than one) go against the home team. I'm disappointed, but neither Trembley nor McPhail has to be thrown under the bus yet. I'd rather have to cross my fingers when Walker pitches than to see another not quite ready kid throw a wild pitch in the late innings or worse, get hurt.
They've been interesting enough this year that I've cared for the first time in a while; so even if they can't win seventy-five games, or even seventy, I'm looking forward.


#44 Aug 24, 2008
Norris wrote:
The last pitch of the game was hardly a strike--it was nearly a foot outside of the plate. Guess the ump had a dinner date.
Or heard an ice cream truck going by.

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