“F—ing bulls—,” Manny Machado told reporters after Chris Sale threw at him in the first pitch of his first at bat last night in Fenway Park. Jab and Zach talk about the seemingly inevitable Orioles-Red Sox brawl, about the benches being warned after Sale’s pitch and Machado’s ability to mash homers after guys throw at him.
On Friday night, Manny Machado slid hard into second base and collided with Dustin Pedroia, who had knee surgery during the offseason. To retaliate, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw a pitch at Machado’s head on Sunday. Jab and Zach weigh in on the slide and whether it was dirty and talk about Pedroia’s comments about how he had nothing to do with the retaliation.
What a weekend. My goodness. Jab and Zach draft the biggest stories of the weekend, talking about Adam Jones robbing Manny Machado in the World Baseball Classic, the Capitals clinching a playoff spot in Tampa, and Maryland getting bounced in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Xavier.
Five Baltimore Orioles were selected to the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego. Manny Machado will be starting at third base, while Matt Wieters, Mark Trumbo, Brad Brach and Zach Britton will also be making the trip. The guys talk about their snubs and which guys may participate in the Home Run Derby.
The Nationals signed Stephen Strasburg to a seven-year, $175 million contract extension. How does this deal affect the Orioles chances of keeping Manny Machado long-term? Jab and Zach discuss the impact of the deal on the baseball world.
It’s been a busy weekend. Jab and Zach discuss Mother’s Day and Bartolo Colon hitting a dinger. Then they dive into the Orioles taking two of three from the A’s, Manny Machado’s AL MVP season to date, Jonathan Schoop getting hot at the plate, Adam Jones’ struggles and the Caps taking game five.
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will miss 6-8 weeks with a hairline fracture in his foot. Jab and Zach discuss the impact of losing Hardy, who will fill the void while he’s gone, their expectations for Manny Machado at shortstop and debate which Orioles player the team can least afford to lose.