Thursday, June 7, 2012

Who Cares

I find it very interesting that everyone is so interested in where and how Terrell Suggs injured his Achilles about a month ago.  Siz says it was during a workout while others have reported that he was hurt will playing in a basketball game.  I don't care how he got hurt...playing basketball is not illegal last time I looked.  The big news is that Suggs did get hurt.  Off-season injuries occur.  As long as T-Siz wasn't jumping on a trampoline like Jobba Chamberlain then how he got injured is irrelevant.  The good news, for the team,  is the injury occurred in April. Suggs had surgery and could return to the team by mid-season.  The Suggs injury will put more pressure on Paul Kruger, Rookie Courtney Upshaw and Sergio Kindle.  These 3 guys will be thrust into the lineup as Suggs recovers. 

Another month has gone by and the Orioles still haven't faded from the AL East race.  Despite losing 6 straight and 7 of 9 the Birds have won 3 of their last 4 and moved back into sole possession of 1st place in the very tough division.  The O's go for a sweep of the Red Sox tonight.  The O's have won 7 straight at Fenway.  The team is starting to get healthy again after being hit by a rash of injuries including a broken hand for Rightfielder Nick Markakis.  Rookie pitcher Wei Yin Chen won his 5th game last night pitching 7 innings of 7 hit 1 run ball.  Chen is looking to be one of the finds of the season.  If he continues to pitch at this rate he would win 12-15 games...didn't expect that out of a rookie coming from the Japanese League.  Right now the Orioles continue to be pretty good story. 

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