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Not Our Week

Written by: Peter Coolbaugh

Here is some good news, we are last in MLB in opponent batting average and runs given up, but not in ERA. Focus on the positives my friends.

Of course, there is that Baltimore Sun article today about the bottom of the Orioles order being last in the big leagues. That is not refreshing, but then again it is why those players are at the bottom of the starting nine.

I like to use the analogies of war time. In the Revolutionary War no one expected the colonials to beat the British, yet we did. And in WWII, Japan was kicking butt until after the Battle of Midway when the tide turned. So when you are down and out, you never surrender because things can turn in your favor in the blink of an eye. Kansas City is in first place in the AL Central! Things can change very quickly in this league.

So we have a series now against Toronto and then two games at Tampa. Not an easy road as we all know. Had it not been for losing 4 at Boston (my blood pressure is still up over that) and blowing a few at home, we'd be close to the top of the heap at the moment. Remember that it is only May 1.

Improvement is what we all want to see. Starting pitching is very questionable. Bullpen has been a letdown but our top 4 hitters have been sensational. Considering we have not seen .500 on a season since 1997 (during horrendous Clinton years) anything that we can smile about is a good thing.

Keep the chin up and keep the hope alive for the future. Sounds like the same junk our government says to us these days, doesn't it?


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