Thursday, June 18, 2015

Orioles - Week 2 (2015)

Orioles - Week 2 (2015)

It was a tough second week of the year for the O's who only went 2-5. This included being swept by the Yankees. One of the big issues that the O's failed to have a successful week in which they fell to 5-7 on the year and 3GB of the division leader, Yankees was due to their lack of production.

Adam Jones over the past week only had 4 hits in his 26 at bats. This has given him a stat line of .167/,164/.315. In order for the Orioles to be more consistent, they are going to want more production from their #3 hole hitter. During an interview with MASN's Roch Kubatko, Adam said the following:

"It is only the beginning of the year, all you can do is stay on the grind and continue to wait for your pitches. It is disappointing that we had a stretch where we slumped like this, however it will come around. If you notice, some of the other guys are keeping us a float such as Caleb Joseph and Manny Machado"

Adam is correct, with Matt Wieters currently on the Disabled List, Caleb Joseph has done a splendid job filling in. He is currently batting .318 with 3 home runs and 14 RBI's.

Per the General Manager, Dexter Morgan, "We will explore all options related to Matt upon his return." As you may know, Matt is in the final year of his current deal and the O's are not knowing for making large free agent signings. Similar to last year when the O's let Nick Markakis walk and go to the Atlanta Braves. Speaking of whom, Nick took NL Player of the week honors batting ,565 with 1 HR and 3 RBI's.

The Orioles will wrap up their series with the Red Sox on Monday for Patriot's day. they will then go on to play the Blue Jay's and Ray's in the upcoming week. Lets see if Adam Jones can finally come up big!

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