Fans stayed after the conclusion of the game just to cheer on Davis one more time as he did the post-game interview on MASN.
There was a time in Baltimore when we tolerated mediocrity from our baseball team. If we didn’t score a lot of runs that day, we pitched real well, and you’re not going to have it all hunky dory all year. The O’s players knew they’d be heading their separate ways after the game, having failed to make a repeat appearance in the postseason.
So the Yankees got what they needed in this final week, despite playing horribly themselves. “We wake up tomorrow, and it’s a new day and we’re where we want to be – we’re in the playoffs”.
Duquette was fairly candid with the media on Sunday when asked about how the team will approach free agency this offseason, specifically with Davis, who led the Major League Baseball in home runs this season with 47. We’re in the playoffs.
“You’re welcome”, the Diamondbacks cheekily messaged the Yankees via Twitter. In the fourth, Pineda allowed a double to Wieters and a single to J.J.
“Lose seven out of 10 or win seven out of 10, on Tuesday you’re still zero-zero”, Alex Rodriguez said. “We’re trying to win”. Like so many Chen starts, it wasn’t flashy but it was effective. He did ready 160.2 innings, which pretty close to his previous high set in 2011. “I had a couple of years I don’t throw a lot of innings like this year, so I’m OK with that, you know?”
I guess that’s the difference between a Scott Boras client and one who’s not.
Now the offseason begins, and the many changes we will undoubtedly see to this roster will begin soon enough.
It would have been easy to just sit back and go through the motions the final six games of the season, after all, they had nothing to play for and the weather was pretty dismal as well. “This is a guy that’s had major shoulder surgery”.
“We’ve been somewhat of a streaky team all year”, Headley said. “I think in the eighth inning we got to exhale for a little bit”.
Davis is the best bet of the group to return, but it’s still highly unlikely.
Home-field advantage is nice, but it hardly guarantees anything for the Yankees, who are 15-19 at the Stadium since the beginning of August.
“I think whether that’s the case or not, [it] put an exclamation point on the quality contributions he’s had”, Showalter said. In five seasons with the Orioles, Davis has 161 home runs and 425 RBIs.
“I’m kind of all ears right now”, he said. Instead he had each of them get one out as a tuneup for Tuesday.
Barring an uncharacteristic turn of events, the power structure in the Baltimore Orioles organization will remain as is, with Buck Showalter managing and Dan Duquette running the front office. We haven’t had a World Series game played in Baltimore since before you were even born. It all starts over. It really is anybody’s game. “Thank God I was able to finish strong”. But they’ve played more games (2,143) and had more wins (1,268) against the Orioles than any other big league team.
The Orioles knew that their season was over whether they won or lost on Sunday, but that didn’t stop them putting up 12 hits and nine runs on the scoreboard en route to a 9-4 victory over the Yankees to complete the three-game sweep to finish the season. “We have to come out and swing good and pitch well”.