Because I stated in an earlier blog entry that I wouldn’t settle for anything less than the Orioles taking three of four in Kansas City, I won’t complain about their inept offensive showing yesterday. They ran into a pretty good pitcher. And they went 3-1 in the series.
I agree with manager Dave Trembley’s decision to keep Freddie Bynum at shortstop and Luis Hernandez at second base, with Alex Cintron waiting his turn in reserve. Perhaps Bynum can slide over to second when Cintron plays short to provide more offense. Just keep Bynum in the lineup until he plays his way out of it.
Interleague play begins this weekend, a reminder that the Orioles have the worst record among American League teams at 79-114.
It gets better: Jake Arrieta was named Pitcher of the Week after going 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in two starts, with 13 strikeouts in 12 innings. He’s 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA this season, and his 53 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings lead the league.
So how do you like the 2007 draft so far?