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August 12, 2008

Last night's minor accomplishments

Recently demoted Norfolk pitcher Radhames Liz didn't go down to Triple-A to pout. He turned in another solid start last night, giving up just one run on five hits over six innings. He also struck out eight, but the Tides were shut out, 2-0, by the Toledo Mud Hens.

Frederick second baseman Miguel Abreu stayed red hot with a 2-for-4 performance in last night's 6-1 loss to Potomac. He has 22 hits in his last 11 games to raise his average to .284. Reliever Ryan Ouellette allowed just an infield hit over three scoreless innings.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 8:08 AM | | Comments (6)


The last two outings by O's starters make me want Liz back. Hopefully Olson won't make it three.

Sounds like many O's pitchers can dominate in the minors but in the bigs a different story unfolds.

Abreu is a good hitter. The problem is, he can't take a walk. His OBP is only .315, despite the .284 average.

Liz should be in AA facing better hitters. AAA is for washed up utility players.

I would like to see our AA-Bowie hitters like Reimold, Wieters and recently called up Montanez hit in AAA-Norfolks Harbor Park...This park obviously drives hitters crazy...especially lefty's
To read a good article about AAA Norfolk Tides and their park go to :Tides "Harbor Park...Where Home Runs Go To Die"

I was one of those who pushed for the O's to extend Mora but in hindsight was is the right move? He's an average defensive player but offensively he's slightly above average when you factor in the RSIP numbers. He's made his share of blunders on the bases and in the field but he shows up to play every day but I think we can all do without the negative comments.
Anonymous...Tejada is far from an angel with the 'riods and occasional jog down to 1st but he's clearly far from representing what's wrong with the O's. I would guess that our problems run far deeper than having a HOF in the lineup. How about pitchers that can't find the strike zone, lack of fundamental baseball and a starting lineup full of declining veterans with no immediate replacements on the horizon?
I see Weiters, Reinhold in the wings but whose going to play 3rd, 1st or ss next year? And oh yeah, we need at least 3 starters too!

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