Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 9)
Every Monday during the regular season, Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Outfield( Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports / May 24, 2013 )
The Orioles had to do without Adam Jones (pictured) in the outfield for three games, so some of his big offensive numbers were achieved as the DH and aren't included here, but that just makes the combined offensive performance of the outfield even more impressive. Chris Dickerson stepped in and made a big contribution spelling Jones, while Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth continued to spray the ball all over the place. The outfielders combined to bat .367 with eight home runs and 13 RBIs and made a ton of big plays on defense. Great week.