‘The synergy of two super rookies’
The Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB) are fresh off a victory over the New York Yankees, who are in a tight race for the top wild card spot.
Today (the 6th), Baltimore defeated the Yankees 6-3 in New York, a valuable win for the Orioles, who are now 1-6 in their last seven games and have lost two straight in this series.
The win pushed Baltimore’s lead over the Yankees back to three games, keeping them in the top spot for the American League (AL) Wild Card and second place in the AL East.
The primary credit for the win goes to two rookies. Infielder Jordan Westberg (24), who is 10 days removed from his big league debut, and outfielder Colton Cowher (23), who made his debut today, led the team at the plate.
After Cowser opened the scoring in the top of the sixth inning with his team trailing 2-0 and runners on first and third, Westberg capitalized on a wild pitch from a reliever to drive in both runners with a triple to left-center field, making it a 3-2 game.
With the lead in hand, Baltimore went on to score the next three runs to win 6-3.
Cowher and Westberg are two top prospects that Baltimore has been pampering for years. Cowher was the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2021 draft, while Westberg was the 30th overall pick in the 2020 draft a year ago.
Expectations were high, with Cowher’s contract worth $4.9 million and Westberg’s worth $2.35 million. Baltimore recently called up both players to the big leagues after they were floundering in Triple-A. The $9.5 billion duo, who have a combined 11 days of major league experience, have bailed the team out of a jam.온라인카지노
The scary thing for Baltimore is that even with two top prospects called up, they still have one more top hitting prospect to call up to the big leagues: outfielder Heston Custard, the second overall pick in the first round of the 2020 draft. As his $5.2 million contract suggests, the expectations are higher than those two. Custad is posting a 1.022 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) in Triple-A.
With Baltimore’s super-rookies making their debuts, it will be interesting to see if the rookies developed on the farm with a long-term plan can lead the Orioles into fall ball. The last time Baltimore played fall baseball was in 2016.