Best of the Week: 5/12/2019 – 5/18/2019


Once again, the Best of the Week involves Adam Jones. The D-backs put together a nice video of his work:

And let’s not forget the night he pied himself this week:

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Seems like David Peralta and I love Pie!!!🥧🥧🥧🥧

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~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

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Best of the Week: 5/5/2019 – 5/11/2019


It was a week where the Nationals lost four in a row and the Orioles lost 2 out of 3 to the Red Sox. But at least Adam Jones is still out there protecting the outfield and entertaining us. (It’s just unfortunate that he’s no longer on one of my favorite teams).

On Thursday, Jones robbed Ronald Acuna, Jr., of a home run, then posted a video of himself loading up on sugar:

 And this is what he was eating:

Once again, Adam Jones was the best of the week!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 4/14/2019 – 4/20/2019


Robinson Cano’s cleats and tweet for Jackie Robinson Day top my list of the Best of the Week:

 And this was totally awesome too:

I miss Jones and Markakis!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Stat-urday, 4/20/2019


Nick Markakis with the Orioles in 2009. Photo by Keith Allison (via Wikipedia)

Earlier this week I watched the Braves play the Diamondbacks, a game which featured five former Orioles: Kevin Gausman, Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Christian Walker, and Caleb Joseph. Jones and Markakis, two of my all-time favorite Orioles, are each having a great start to the season – they are batting .319 and .317, respectively. The Orioles, as a team, are batting .293 so far this year.

 

That reminded me that I should check up on my other former Orioles. Below are their stats (through Thursday).

 

Former Oriole Games AB Avg OBP RBI HR
Adam Jones 18 72 .319 .388 12 5
Christian Walker 17 55 .291 .371 9 5
Tim Beckham 19 69 .304 .377 12 4
Nick Markakis 17 60 .317 .382 13 2
Manny Machado 18 63 .254 .365 8 4
Jonathan Schoop 14 47 .213 .288 6 2
Caleb Joseph 3 6 .000 .000 0 0
Nelson Cruz 11 32 .313 .476 8 1
2019 Orioles 19 637 .223 .293 73 18
   
Former Oriole Games IP W L SV ERA
Kevin Gausman 3 19.2 1 1 0 2.75
Zack Britton 7 6.2 0 0 0 4.05
Brad Brach 7 7.2 1 0 0 3.52
2019 Orioles 19 165.0 7 12 4 6.05
 

I’d checked on these guys at the beginning of the season, I think we’ll keep checking on them periodically. So far, there are several that the Orioles definitely should have kept on the team.

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebeccca

 

 

 

 

Stat-urday, 4/6/2019


This was a great graphic showing the first player born each decade to make it to the big leagues:

And, of course, Adam Jones’ reaction:

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca