I hate it when these two teams play each other. I will be a Birds fan this time since wins are more impt for them. Gibson is hot and cold. He is either lights out, or you get to him right away. A very strange season. Hughes is having a good season and may be the O's biggest challenge. Twins are hitting pretty well lately...so don't take them for granted.
At this point in the season, splitting a 4 game set would probably keep us even with the Yankees which is actually fine. That gives them 4 less games to make up the same amount of ground. With 26 games left after this series, if we are still 7 games up, the Yankees are circling the drain.
If we win 3 out of 4 we probably gain at least a game on the Yankees. That's time for them to call a priest in for last rights.
If we sweep this 4 game set (not an undoable task against the Twins) it's nails in the New York coffin.
The only catch with this series is the 2 back to back day games on Sunday and Monday. Blah!
Don't forget that we still have 8 games with the Yankees. Things can change in a whopping hurry the last half of September. Certainly we are clearly in the drivers seat. But all of a sudden we have a couple of starters who are struggling. One of those two (Norris and Gausman) need to turn it back around next month. Don't need both (that would be sweet) but we do need one of them.
Davis hits Grand Slam! Did you see that swing? That's the way he was swinging last year, how many did he hit out with that upper cut swing? And they have been trying to get him away from that all season. Leave the man alone!!!!
POPPA wrote: Davis hits Grand Slam! Did you see that swing? That's the way he was swinging last year, how many did he hit out with that upper cut swing? And they have been trying to get him away from that all season. Leave the man alone!!!!
Something along the lines of the old 'if it aint' broke don't fix it...."
Britton makes short work of the Twins in the 9th, fanning the final two hitters Mauer and Vargas to notch his 30th save and give the O's an 8 game lead over NY. Parades with his first HR. Chris Davis with the game winning SAC FLY! And Davis breaks a very long streak of games stretching over 40 with at least one 'k'. Tonite no 'k's! Davis now has 24 HR's and 68 RBI. If he gets to 30 HR's and perhaps 80-85 RBI I guess it might be considered a decent year, even if he doesn't get the BA over .200.