Game 86, 2016

Orioles at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MASN 2

The Os send their Opening Day starter Chris Tillman (10-2, 3.71 ERA) out to face the Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda (7-5, 2.82 ERA). Tillman has surrendered 14 earned runs in his last 14 2/3 innings, while Maeda has given up 6 earned runs in his last 17 1/3.

If you think Puig is hitting better than he has all year, well…”Yasiel Puig homered Monday and is currently hitting .381 in 13 games since returning from a DL stint due to a hamstring injury.”


88 thoughts on “Game 86, 2016

    • The Rockies’ bats came alive. (All but Story.) Let’s hope they stay that way against Cueto.

  1. Well the clock is about to strike midnight (literally) and I need sleep. I will probably keep listening but I’m not too concerned if I don’t make it to the end of this one.

    • Instead of – or at least along side – a HR derby – perhaps there could be a 3B hitting and defense competition between Manny and Nolan. I would pay money to see that. Especially the defense part. Just have their dads, brothers, or hitting coaches hit rockets down the third baseline at them and watch the fun ensue.

      • Machado’s play on Thompson was awesome. I don’t Arenado even gets to that ball.

  2. Fell asleep for 40 minutes and just catching up on the Manny Machado show.

  3. I was afraid of this. Maeda didn’t have it tonight. Roberts miscalled that one.

    • Kendrick has done alright but it would be nice to have a true LF again.

  4. Hard to believe how much the rotation has turned over recently. We might not have our ace, but we might have a group of 2nd and 3rd line starters: Maeda, Ryu (if he comes back well), McCarthy, Kazmir, Norris. Ok – Norris might be more back end of rotation guy but the others have potential to be front or at least mid-rotation starters.

  5. Grandal having trouble catching tonight. Lucky for him the fly ball was, at least, catchable.

  6. Who do you guy’s like for the final vote-in for the ASG? I don’t want Belt that’s for sure. I don’t mind Story, but it might mean less playing time for Seager.

    • I don’t begrudge long-suffering Cubbie fans their enthusiasm but, even though Russell’s good, Seager’s far better.

  7. Puig’s Little League walk-off would suggest that his hamstring is completely healed.

  8. Yas has picked it up as well, though Jones robbed him of at least a double last night.