Mazzone Effect?

The O’s won game 1 of the double header.

Erik Bedard has really turned it on. 3 straight wins and a 1.29 ERA over that span. He also hasn’t allowed a run over the last 16 innings. Maybe Mazzone’s finally having an effect…because lately a lot of our pitchers have been having a lot of quality starts.

June Total: Bedard
W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO NP-S G O-AO
3 2 3.09 6 6 35.0 28 13 12 2 10 39 599-397 40-26

Benson
W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO NP-S GO-AO
2 1 2.65 5 5 34.0 29 11 10 4 10 14 520-327 39-46

My boy…the engima known as Daniel Cabrera
W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO NP-S GO-AO
2 3 4.94 5 5 27.1 26 15 15 4 21 32 533-315 23-26

Lopez
W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO NP-S GO-AO
2 1 5.18 4 4 24.1 28 14 14 4 8 16 388-242 30-26

Guess who’s June line this is?
W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO NP-S GO-AO
0 1 2.45 6 0 11.0 13 3 3 1 2 5 171-103 7-19
Bruce Chen…surprise surprise. If he can keep those numbers, then if looks like he could be answer to our 6th and 7th innings. I’m gonna wait out June, July and August though before I make that statement on the record.
Not really a great month for Cabrera, but he’s streaky…up and down…and unpredictable. Once he gets better control though, he’ll be lights out.
I wonder how Russ Ortiz’s numbers will look.

All in all, it looks like June has been a great month for our pitchers.

Get well soon Peter Gammons.

The National Post article about Tejada has made a big flap. I discount a lot of stuff for the Post because….because they care more about the Nats than the O’s. But the fact remains that Tejada is getting fined. That’s not good leadership from someone who’s supposed to be our team leader.

As for these trade rumors, Peter Angelos said today:
“The Orioles have no interest in trading Miguel Tejada ,” said Orioles principal owner Peter Angelos. “He is an exciting and exceptional athlete and a great baseball player.”
Geez, well that increases the chances he gets traded if Pete says that.

For the record, I’m not one of the O’s fans who are saying “Trade Tejada, Trade Tejada,” I just think if an offer that comes our way where we can get three players that will make us a better all around team…then I think we should seriously think about it.
If we can get a 1 or 2 starter, a real everyday first baseman, and another young player, the Front Office would be fools not to consider that.

Ramon Hernandez just got hit by a pitch the for the second time today, taking the Plunked Award from the battered grasp of Melvin Mora. I don’t think that’s an accident. Have I mentioned that I don’t think Charlie Manuel is a good manager?

Commercials I am sick of
Rico Copiers (I get it…you’re a procrastinator)
Red Roof Inn (Multitask somewhere else)
Taylor Hicks/Ford (Do me a favor and fade away quickly)
Geico Caveman (It’s not funny after the millionth time)
Geico Lizard (You think you’re witty lizard…but you’re not)

Man, I love double headers.

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the link-add. I’ll put yours in as well.

    I see we have similar taste in layouts and colors… :^)

    Anyways, good luck with your blog and I’m glad you decided to drop by!

    BTW – How about yesterday?! It was a Philly massacre!

  2. Thanks.

    Yesterday was awesome, I hope this is the start of a trend. Maybe the O’s should be moved to the NL East.

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