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Game 19: Orioles @ Blue Jays 4/22/2014

Game 19: Orioles @ Blue Jays 4/22/2014

PostPost #1 by ofahn » April 22nd, 2014, 3:47 pm

BAL: Gonzalez, M (1-1, 6.28)
TOR: Dickey (1-3, 6.26)

Orioles

Nick Markakis RF
Nelson Cruz LF
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Steve Clevenger C
Delmon Young DH
Ryan Flaherty SS
Jonathan Schoop 3B
Steve Lombardozzi 2B

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

Blue Jays


Jose Reyes SS
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Ben Francisco DH
Colby Rasmus CF
Brett Lawrie 3B
Josh Thole C
Ryan Goins 2B

R.A. Dickey RHP
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Re: Game 19: Orioles @ Blue Jays 4/22/2014

PostPost #2 by osforlife » April 23rd, 2014, 5:15 pm

The Orioles as a whole have eight errors. Jonathan Schoop has four of those eight, and they've all come at third base. Is it really logical to put a 22 year old, who has 24 games at third in his minor league career, none of which have happened since 2011?

This is probably just my gut, but I think Clevenger is/will be one of the best back-ups Baltimore has had in a long time. His addition in the Scott Feldman trade really flew under the radar. Greg Zaun and Chad Moeller played really well for back-ups in 2009. But since Wieters took over, the Orioles' #2 catcher has been pretty bad. As for as hitting standards go, IMO, a starting catcher should have at least a .700 OPS. So, a back-up should have a... .640 OPS? Is that accurate?
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