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April 17, 2009

Orioles: Freel starting in left

Ryan Freel will start in left field for the Orioles in tonight's series opener against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, which probably seems odd since Sox pitcher Brad Penny is right-handed and Freel bats from the right side, while regular left fielder Felix Pie is a left-handed hitter.

The reason apparently is Freel's .421 lifetime batting average against Penny. He has eight hits in 19 at-bats over the past six seasons and a .522 on-base percentage. Pie has never faced Penny in a regular season game.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 5:41 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Just baseball
        

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Kind of a small sample, 19 AB's, but if it gets Pie out of the lineup who are we to question why. Justi maging Montanez facing that big green wall. Mmmmmm.

Guthrie and Koji a chance to win....after them is pretty damn thin.


Hold your breath with 3 and 4.....then watch the bull pens revolving door.

our number 5 wont win all year... i think that has become pretty clear.

All this talent down on the farm....sounds like a good place to find an arm........

the kids are too young seems like the cry....maybe one at a time we should give them a try.

Getting a good start is a fun thing to see...but things get much tougher when you go into month 3

the kids on the farm are a really big tease....i just wish they get here and knew how to please
by throwing strikes and getting some outs....the crowds would get bigger and so would the shouts

our young team would battle and be a pain.... to to all the big boys who laugh at our name

you cant keep winning by 12 to 10.....you need some pitching every now and then

another long summer i cannot bear....to watch my hopes go up in air

patience is a virture thats what they say....but mine's growing thin day by day

we need some arms to lead the way...i just hope they get here sometime in May.

the summer is long and sure to be hot....we all root for the birds win or not

but once in awhile we like to dream.... of being in first and a world series team......

d

Guthrie and Koji a chance to win....after them is pretty damn thin.


Hold your breath with 3 and 4.....then watch the bull pens revolving door.

our number 5 wont win all year... i think that has become pretty clear.

All this talent down on the farm....sounds like a good place to find an arm........

the kids are too young seems like the cry....maybe one at a time we should give them a try.

Getting a good start is a fun thing to see...but things get much tougher when you go into month 3

the kids on the farm are a really big tease....i just wish they get here and knew how to please
by throwing strikes and getting some outs....the crowds would get bigger and so would the shouts

our young team would battle and be a pain.... to to all the big boys who laugh at our name

you cant keep winning by 12 to 10.....you need some pitching every now and then

another long summer i cannot bear....to watch my hopes go up in air

patience is a virture thats what they say....but mine's growing thin day by day

we need some arms to lead the way...i just hope they get here sometime in May.

the summer is long and sure to be hot....we all root for the birds win or not

but once in awhile we like to dream.... of being in first and a world series team......

d

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