Found September 13, 2013 on Oriole Post:
The Orioles have 16 games left in the 2013 season. However, after what most of us saw this week with the resurgent New York Yankees taking three out of four from the Orioles, could it be over for them? Despite a comeback by the Birds on Thursday, after their loss, I figure they will now have a proverbial hill – ok, mountain – to climb for the rest of the season. They could not afford to lose three in a row and not capitalize on the Rays’ awful past three weeks of losing. After Jim Johnson blew the game in the ninth inning off a wild pitch, with the game tied at five, what happens with him? One would think, if the Orioles miss the playoffs, how much blame will Buck Showalter get for being loyal to his guy? If Johnson had simply converted half his blown saves, the Orioles would be in the driver’s seat in terms of holding a playoff spot. How the Yankees are winning, I have no idea; however, they have a team full of professionals and seem to will a way to victory. Me...
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