The Baltimore Orioles have been baseball’s most hapless crew over the past 4 years, however their midseason surge is rapidly changing into the feel-good story of the yr. Baltimore began the yr 14-24, however rode a 10-game profitable streak simply earlier than the All-Star break to complete at .500 going into the second half. The AL East is an absolute blood bathtub with the Yankees main the cost, however as of now the Orioles are inside three video games of a wild card spot.
Everybody figured Baltimore can be sellers on the commerce deadline. Perhaps that’s nonetheless the case. Trey Mancini has been one of many crew’s finest hitters for some time now, and there’s reportedly an actual marketplace for him with the Aug. 2 deadline approaching. Mancini performed what might be his last residence sport in Baltimore on Thursday, and received a becoming send-off for a way unbelievable and goofy this Orioles resurgence has been.
With Baltimore main 1-0 within the backside of eighth inning towards the Tampa Bay Rays, Mancini hit what ought to have been a routine fly ball to proper area. As an alternative, Josh Lowe misplayed the ball, and it hit him within the face. Mancini raced the bases and ended up with an inside-the-park residence run. Watch the video right here:
Right here’s one other angle of the ball bouncing off Lowe’s face:
Mancini scooting across the bases is a sight to behold. The throw beat him to the plate, however one way or the other his gassed strides nonetheless carried him residence earlier than the tag might be utilized.
What number of occasions do you see an off-the-noggin contained in the parker? Mancini actually received an help from the solar, however he’ll take it. The Orioles took three of 4 from the Rays, and proceed their exceptional turnaround. That is simply the best way issues are going for the Orioles as of late. We’ll see in the event that they maintain it collectively.