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Predict the west coast trip

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Posted: 7/16/2014 4:08 AM

Predict the west coast trip 


Okay, O's have a 4 game lead and will have the biggest road trip of the year playing on the west coast. Oakland and Anaheim have the best records in baseball and Seattle is no slouch either at 7 games above .500. All three teams have a combined run differential of an astounding +291!

So, what are your predictions for this 10 game trip? And what would you be happy with?

I think the rested bullpen will be a big plus for the O's and they will go 6-4. But I'd be happy with 5-5 or even 4-6. Just hope they don't lay a goose egg.


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Posted: 7/16/2014 7:37 AM

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This will be the O's biggest test ever. A's and Angels are clearly the top two teams in all of baseball right now. They are red-hot. O's will have to bring their A+ game just to break even.
If they end up winning this roadtrip, they will gain a ton of respect going forward as legitimate contenders. I would be happy if we came home from this trip still in first place.
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Posted: 7/16/2014 8:05 AM

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The Mariners are not slouches either. All three teams we face have more than 50 wins. If the O's manage to at least win 5 games (maybe even 4), I consider that a moderate success. Sounds bad but it's true....going out west and basically splitting the 10 game series is not a bad thing. I'd definitely prefer that they win more than 5 games (obviously) but I'm not going to be unrealistic about the situation.
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Posted: 7/16/2014 8:34 AM

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It's not just a 10 game gauntlet. It's 16.

When the O's come back to Baltimore after this trip they play another 6 against the Angels and Mariners.


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Posted: 7/16/2014 8:55 AM

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Some interesting stats on the west

http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings/grid

LAA are 18-6 vs Houston and texas 


I'd be happy with 8-8, if we can tread water at .500 we might still gain a game or two
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Posted: 7/16/2014 10:18 AM

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I think a realistic swing is going to be 4-6 or 3-7. The O's typically don't play well on the west coast and they are facing three tough teams. I will be ecstatic if we go 5-5. And then 3-3 at home. Any kind of split to go 8-8 the next couple of weeks will be a good thing and if we can find a way to go 9-7 that would be huge.
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Posted: 7/16/2014 1:45 PM

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4-6 on the road, 4-2 at home...that's 8-8 and I'd take that all day. We'd then be 60-50 entering August 4th (the day we have the make-up game with the Nats).

On another note, just looking at the schedule, barring a rain-out at some point, the O's have games on 16-straight days (July 29 through August 13) and play on 28 out of 29 days (July 18 though August 14, day off on July 28).

The next month will truly test the Orioles' mettle. If they can get through this insane stretch of games with a 14-14 mark, I consider that a rousing success. Anything better and I'll be ecstatic. If they go 14-14 over the next month, they'll be 66-56 with 42 games remaining. It's conceivable, then, that they play .600 ball from there out and finish with roughly a 92-70 record, likely good enough to win the East.
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Posted: 7/16/2014 2:39 PM

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I also think 5-5 would be very acceptable. If we go .500, our competitors would have to be nearly perfect to knock us out of 1st.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 1:30 PM

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The Angels have a huge lead on the 1st WC spot - though I still think their record is grossly inflated by the really bad teams they played.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 1:33 PM

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DiscoJamal wrote: The Angels have a huge lead on the 1st WC spot - though I still think their record is grossly inflated by the really bad teams they played.

Maybe so but the mark of a good team is one that wins the games it should win.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 3:04 PM

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And right now they are blowing away the competition....their lineup is every bit as explosive as ours. Wouldn't be surprised to see at least one 11-10 game on this trip.
and yes....you slaughter the teams you should beat so you can basically break even with the others.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 8:38 AM

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This is difficult to predict.  The Angels seem to have our number, at least it feels that way, on west coast swings.  I think we might have been better, overall, last year than in the past, so it makes me hopeful for this year.  We split with Oakland at home earlier this year, right?  If we are .500, we should be ok.  Anything better than that is a bonus.  We've been playing well.  Hopefully the AS break didn't kill that momentum.  I'll be optimistic and say 7/10.  The A's series should be interesting after the whole Manny debacle earlier.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 8:39 AM

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ifsteve wrote:
DiscoJamal wrote: The Angels have a huge lead on the 1st WC spot - though I still think their record is grossly inflated by the really bad teams they played.

Maybe so but the mark of a good team is one that wins the games it should win.

True - but they to play a lot more of those games this year.  

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Posted: 7/18/2014 11:26 AM

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DiscoJamal wrote:
ifsteve wrote:
DiscoJamal wrote: The Angels have a huge lead on the 1st WC spot - though I still think their record is grossly inflated by the really bad teams they played.

Maybe so but the mark of a good team is one that wins the games it should win.

True - but they to play a lot more of those games this year.  

Indeed DJ which is why I have been clamoring for a balanced schedule for years.
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Posted: 7/23/2014 5:15 PM

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so far so good...3-2 at the halfway point. Better than most expected I presume. Just think if we hadn't blown game #1.....
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Posted: 7/24/2014 8:42 AM

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Yeah we could have won all the game other than that weekly FAIL on Sunday
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Posted: 7/30/2014 10:37 PM

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DiscoJamal wrote:

Some interesting stats on the west

http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings/grid

LAA are 18-6 vs Houston and texas 


I'd be happy with 8-8, if we can tread water at .500 we might still gain a game or two
I'm telling you the angels are pretenders - maybe they make the playoffs but that record is inflated as hell - no way are they the 2nd best team in baseball.
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Posted: 7/30/2014 10:52 PM

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Sure you could say that or maybe... just maybe... we are the best and that's why we beat the second best team?

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Posted: 7/30/2014 11:18 PM

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I'd say Oakland it the best team at the moment

I think were in the #2 argument with Detroit, LA/SF and MIL

The Angels are not even a top 5 team 

not saying they're terrible but they're not 'that' good

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Posted: 7/30/2014 11:53 PM

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I don't know. Batting wise Angels are top 5 in several categories including RBIs.
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