Every week during the season, we will check in on how former Orioles Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Britton, Kevin Gausman, Brad Brach and Darren O'Day are faring with their new teams.
It’s been a week of mostly downs for the former Orioles. Machado again made (negative) headlines, this time for an argument with a home plate umpire over being called out on strikes. Major League Baseball suspended him for a game because they say he made contact with the umpire (he also threw his bat, which the umpires association likened to “violence in the workplace.”) Machado is appealing the suspension; maybe because he’s got a seven-game hitting streak over which he’s hit four home runs with eight RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Gausman is on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis. His last start was June 10 in which he gave up two earned runs in 2 1/3 innings. Over his past three starts, he has an 18.36 ERA, giving up 17 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings.
Britton, who suffered his first blown save that led to a loss this year on June 5, has since appeared in three games.
Brach has a 27.00 ERA this month and has given up 10 runs in five games over 3 1/3 innings.
In All-Star voting, Schoop (362,504) has more votes as of this week than his friend Machado (207,354).
Britton, Schoop and Gausman are all on first-place teams. Brach's Cubs are a half-game out of first.
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