The Orioles are back to .500 after sweeping the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park on Players Weekend. Jab and Zach discuss the uniforms, nicknames, and O’s dominance over the last three days. The guys also chat about the success of the Orioles pitching staff and preview the upcoming home stand and series against the Mariners at Camden Yards.
Last night, Manny Machado hit his 27th homer run, tying Jonathan Schoop for the team lead. Jab and Zach talk about Machado’s second half, how the Orioles could re-sign him, and the team’s wild card chances. The guys also banter about super teams, the AL playoff race, and their feelings on salary caps.
It’s been a while. Jab and Zach catch up on what’s gone on since the last time they spoke. Moving, vacations, but Orioles baseball hasn’t stopped. The guys discuss Jonathan Schoop’s 26th homer of the season and weigh in on Dave Cameron’s piece on FanGraphs.com, ‘Did the Orioles Steal Tim Beckham?‘
Where is Zach Britton going? Jab and Zach weigh in on the Britton market and the teams knocking on Dan Duquette’s door to make a deal. The guys also give their take on the Jeremy Hellickson deal and what it means for the Orioles the rest of the season.
After a four game winning streak, the Baltimore Orioles are just 3.5 games back of a Wild Card spot in the American League. Jab and Zach discuss the sweep against the Rangers, where the O’s stand heading into the trade deadline, and how the players have reacted to hearing the trade rumors.
At 42-46, the Baltimore Orioles conclude the first half 7.5 games back of first place in the American League East. They’ve dealt with some unexpected struggles and been derailed by a few untimely injuries. Jab and Zach turn in their grades for the O’s offense, defense, starting rotation, and bullpen.
Patrick Guthrie returns to the show to lament about the Mets season and compare his sadness to Jab and Zach’s. The guys discuss how amazing the Astros are and how they’re probably going to get even better at the trade deadline. Then the guys play a fun little game of Date, Marry, Punch.