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Morning Reaction Orioles 10-Game Scorecard (Games 96-105)

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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.

Throughout the 2012 season, The Morning Reaction’s Drew Forrester and Luke Jones rate the club in 10-game increments in a number of categories and begin 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 4-6 mark?
Drew: Better
Luke: Better

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Chris Tillman; LVP – Zach Britton
Luke: MVP – Chris Davis; LVP – Zach Britton

3. Biggest surprise
Drew: Infielder Omar Quintanilla looking like a useful player
Luke: Taking two out of three games at Yankee Stadium

4. Best thing about the 10-game stretch
Drew: The Orioles are still in the race
Luke: The Orioles didn’t trade any top prospects for a rental

5. Ten games from now…
Drew: The Orioles will still be very much in the thick of the race.
Luke: We will see the return of either Jake Arrieta or Brian Matusz.

6. Record in the next 10 games (three at Tampa Bay, three with Seattle, four with Kansas City)
Drew: 7-3
Luke: 6-4

7. Stock rising/falling over the next 10 games
Drew: Rising – Adam Jones; Falling – Mark Reynolds
Luke: Rising – Jim Johnson; Falling – Omar Quintanilla

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 86-95
Drew: B+
Luke: B

1 COMMENT

  1. Can’t agree more guys. Just when you think the O’s are about to take a swan dive in the standings, they go and shut down tha Rays for 20+ innings. The hitting is still asleep, but, like they say, ‘good pitching beats bad hitting’ every time … 9^)

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