Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Brian Roberts, 2011 Bowman #164

True story: I've taken to calling Brian Roberts "Zomberts", because 1) B-Rob is a horrendous nickname and b) let's be honest, he's essentially baseball's walking dead at this point. But it's a moniker borne out of affection, and I am pleasantly surprised that he has been able to play 37 games this summer without interruption. Last night Brian was named the Orioles' Player of the Game, thanks to his two-run double and a pair of walks in an 8-4 win over the Rockies. I had the pleasure of seeing the game in person on an unseasonably cool, dry August evening. The Birds' seven-run, six-hit third inning and three and a third scoreless innings from the bullpen were the keys to snapping a four-game losing streak.Whether it was enough to light a fire under the O's and propel them back into a playoff spot remains to be seen.

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