Friday, September 21, 2012
Posted by el duque at 9:44 AM
Can't say I would blame them for handing Baltimore a broom and saying, "Sweep away!" Bottom line is that while we play Oakland, fighting for its life, the Orioles will play a team that views victories as options.
This is where Bobby Valentine, if he had any clout in the clubhouse, might rally a bunch of players. But that ship sailed three months ago. Lester pitches tonight. Maybe he's got a future contract in mind. And maybe Jacoby Ellsbury is looking to raise his meager stats for the season. But let's face reality:
We phoned in last year, and they'll phone it in this weekend.
To stay ahead of Baltimore, we need to sweep Oakland, and that's no easy feat. We could well be in second place, or tied, by Sunday night.