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Morning Reaction Orioles 10-Game Scorecard (Games 31-40)

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones is the Ravens and Orioles beat reporter for WNST BaltimorePositive.com and is a PFWA member. His mind is consumed with useless sports knowledge, pro wrestler promos, and movie quotes, but he struggles to remember where he put his phone. Luke's favorite sports memories include being one of the thousands of kids who waited to get Cal Ripken's autograph after Orioles games in the summer of 1995, attending the Super Bowl XXXV victory parade with his father in the pouring rain, and watching the Terps advance to the Final Four at the Carrier Dome in 2002. Follow him on Twitter @BaltimoreLuke or email him at Luke@wnst.net.

During the 2012 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The Morning Reaction will provide the “10-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 10-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next 10 games on the schedule.

To hear the full explanation from Monday morning, click HERE.

1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 7-3 mark?
Drew: Worse
Luke: Worse

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Adam Jones; LVP – Chris Davis
Luke: MVP – Wei-Yin Chen; LVP – Chris Davis

3. Biggest surprise
Drew: The emergence of Xavier Avery
Luke: Plate discipline of Xavier Avery

4. Best thing about the 10-game stretch
Drew: The Orioles keep fighting despite injuries and adversity
Luke: The club continuing to play well away from Camden Yards

5. Ten games from now…
Drew: Tampa Bay will be in first place.
Luke: People will be feeling better about the development of Brian Matusz.

6. Record in the next 10 games (**1-2 already, two with Boston, three with Kansas City, two at Toronto)
Drew: 5-5
Luke: 6-4

7. Stock rising/falling over the next 10 games
Drew: Rising – Matt Wieters; Falling – Darren O’Day
Luke: Rising – Brian Matusz; Falling – Xavier Avery

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 31-40
Drew: B
Luke: A-

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