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September 6, 2008

Tonight's soggy lineup (updated)

Roberts 2B
Montanez DH
Markakis RF
Hernandez C
MIllar 1B
Jones CF
Salazar 3B
Payton LF
Castro SS

Cabrera SP

Rotation update: Manager Dave Trembley has adjusted the starting rotation for the next few days, moving Jeremy Guthrie back to Tuesday night's game and scheduling Garrett Olson on Monday. Olson was scheduled to pitch yesterday's first game, which was postponed.

Weather update: The tarp is off the field and the sky seemed to be clearing at about 5 p.m. Now, the clouds are moving back over the stadium, so who knows? The Orioles are going to work hard to get tonight's game in, probably waiting as late as 9 p.m. to call it if the rain returns and persists.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 4:18 PM | | Comments (5)


Going back to 2 posts ago, is it any coincidence that our healthiest SP (Guthrie) came from another organization? I just can't believe that that we have lost this many pitchers to an arm injury this year: Albers, Johnson, Patton, Penn, Sherrill, Baez (okay, so we're not excited about him), Ray, Cabrera, Bierd, and even Bedard. I can't think of another team that even comes close to this many injuries, and the same thing happened last year! WHAT is going on here? The Orioles had better revisit their conditioning and pitching programs, and find out why the injury bug is more prevalent here than in any other organization!

T-Mac: Albers and Patton came from Houston, Sherrill from Seattle, Baez from LA and Bierd from Detroit, so this can't be all about the O's methods.

T-Mac - In fairness, 40% of the pitchers that you mentioned, like Guthrie, came from an organization . . . . Albers, Patton, Sherrill, and Bierd.

That said, there is no doubt that the team needs to re-evaluate their approach, both in the majors and minors.

Albers, Patton, Sherrill, Baez and Bierd also come from other organizations.

On the relevant side, Spoone was the only pitching prospect this year that had significant time loss to injury that I can think of.

Thanks everyone. I know I was wrong. My point was that we have a ton of pitching injuries, and it's not just our players. But they all got hurt playing for the Orioles. They were all healthy before they got here. I'm just fed up with any pitching prospect the Orioles have getting hurt. I forgot to include Loewen earlier, too. Why bring Bergesen, Tillman, and Arrieta up? The virus is going to affect them too.

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