We know computers hate the Orioles, and national broadcasters hate the Orioles, but do the folks who make power polls/rankings hate the Orioles? They seemed to like the results against the Rangers, that’s for sure. MLB.com (19th; LW: N/A) Alyson Footer at MLB.com only does a Top 20. And a sweep of Texas was good enough to get the Orioles back in at #19. And apologies for not referencing Footer’s name until this week. No idea why I omitted that. Sorry! Bleacher Report Power Rankings (19th; LW: 25th) Joel Reuter must have really liked that sweep against Texas, as he lifts the Orioles six slots. CBS Sports (21st; LW: 25th) Matt Synder lifts the O’s four slots. “They've won six of nine (before Wednesday’s
RICHMOND—The Redskins offense is dealing with some challenges on the field. Their top two wide receivers from last year left as free agents and replacements Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson have little game experience with quarterback Kirk Cousins. Tight end Jordan Reed (toe) was a surprise entry on the PUP list. Running back Rob Kelley needs to prepare to get ready to carry the load for 16 games. There is one other change the team must deal with. Sean McVay, the team’s offensive coordinator, left in January to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. He had been calling the plays for the past two years. That duty will now fall on head coach Jay Gruden. Play calling is not new to Gruden.
Otto Porter still goes back to his true hometown of Sikeston, Mo. each chance he gets, often to refurbish classic cars with his family, but the Wizards forward has lived in Washington, D.C. long enough to consider the nation's capital his home, too. After starring at Georgetown University in northwest Washington from 2011 through 2013, Porter has been a member of the Washington Wizards for the past four seasons, still playing his home games at the same place he did in college, at the Verizon Center. Porter, 24, seriously considered leaving Washington when they allowed him to become a restricted free agent in early July.