Tag:Orioles
Posted on: May 11, 2009 5:38 pm
  •  
 

Joba in a Huff...

So Huff is showing up Joba? What is it that Joba does any time he strikes someone out? Im sure a hitter doesn't like getting fist pumped at having just been made a fool of by a nasty slider either. On the same note, when Tiger does his fist pump is he not showing up all the bums in the tournament that couldn't clean his spikes, let alone make the putt he just sunk. Ok, so the Tiger thing was a bit of an exaggeration, but baseball players shouldn't be whining about being shown up. Instead they should do what they have done in the past. The next time Joba faces Huff, he show whizz one under his chin. And as far as Huff goes, wasn't putting one in the bleachers showing Joba up enough? 
Category: MLB
Posted on: May 8, 2009 6:19 pm
Edited on: May 8, 2009 6:34 pm
 

Twins swept by the Orioles

The Minnesota Twins lost a close one to the Baltimore Orioles last night. Losing 4-5 to an 8th inning RBI single despite out-hitting the Orioles 14-9.
You may want to blame the recent slump on poor pitching; however, If you look closer you will also see a lack of timely hitting. Last night there were 9 men left on base with 15 chances to drive them in. This is after last year leading the majors by batting over .300 with runners in scoring position. You can also look at such flukes as a rain shortened game or at the Tuesday game in Detroit were the Twins gave up an incredibly high 3 errors for a team that has long prided itself on good defense.
There is no need to panic my fellow Twins fans. The Twins have been hitting the ball hard and getting men on base the last few games. This should translate to more run support for a pitching staff in need of some leads. If you look at those good signs, as well as Michael Cuddyer starting to hit the ball well, Joe Mauer being back, and it looking like this may be Jason Kubel's break out year... the AL Central is well within this teams grasp.

 
 
 
 
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com