It was the top of the fourth inning, and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was batting with Manny Machado on first. The ball was a laser, and it was hit right to third baseman Eugenio Suarez, who was manning the shift between first and second base. Suarez recovered the ball quickly and, assuming that the ball was still live, threw it to second base to get Machado out.
Roark had a decent outing, but the relief work was sharp tonight, and some patient Nats help win it in extras.Image courtesy Fangraphs.(What do these graphs and percentages mean?)Serviceable: Tanner Roark (-11.2%) gives up 3 runs over 6 23 innings with
When it comes to Chris Sale, David Ortiz is apparently having a hard time believing. “Unbelievable man, unbelievable,” Ortiz said Saturday night at The Charmed Foundation gala at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. “Unbelievable. But I know it was coming. I knew it was coming. That’s why I got so excited when we got him. He’s an unbelievable pitcher, he’s going to help us out a lot. “You know, (David) Price, whenever he gets back. It’s just the beginning of the season. … Everybody’s going to be fine, we’re going to start winning ball games. Sale’s going to continue striking out 20 per game. It’s fun to watch man.” Ortiz dodged a question of how Sale compares to Pedro Martinez. Ortiz talked baseball