Felix the bat
Felix Pie's hot streak keeps getting hotter. I was a little worried that the night off and the hamstring strain might cool him off, but he just jacked that two-run homer in the third inning and remains on a tremendous offensive roll.
Don't know if he can keep this up for an extended period. If so, the Orioles will have to start thinking outside the box as far as the configuration of the team in 2010. To keep him in the everyday lineup, the club would almost have to consider experimenting with Nolan Reimold at first base next spring.
Of course, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Pie's latest power burst still only leaves him with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 183 at-bats, but that's a big improvement over his power and RBI ratios coming into this season. He had just three homers and 30 RBI in 260 major league at-bats with the Cubs.
Though you have to be impressed with the progress he seems to have made, let's see if he can keep cranking against the string of contenders the Orioles will face over the next three weeks.