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Bulldogs in the MLB

Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia and Graveman has secured a spot in Oakland's starting rotation.

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Buck Showalter

The Orioles are second place in the AL East, and are 4 games behind the Yankees.  They are 46-45.

Jonathan Papelbon

The Phillies are 33-62, and during the All Star Break, Papelbon restated that he does not want to play in Philadelphia anymore.  Despite the stuggles of the Phillies, he has had an outstanding season.

ERA FIP Wins Losses Saves/Save Opportunities Strikeout % Walk % WHIP AVG Ground Ball %
1.72 2.95 1 1 16/16 25.3 4.7 .98 .209 50

Kendall Graveman

After a bad April, he was sent down to Oakland's AAA team in Nashville, and has done much better since then.  He is pitching tonight against Toronto.  Mark Buehrle will be Toronto's starting pitcher.

ERA FIP Wins Losses Innings Pitched Strikeout % Walk % WHIP AVG Ground Ball %
3.38 4.21 6 5 82 2/3 14.4 7.6 1.37 .266 48.3

Mitch Moreland

Moreland is having the best season of his career.  He has started at first base for most of the season.  Moreland has hit much better against right handed pitchers than left handed pitchers, and has hit much better on the road than at home.

AVG OBP SLG Strikeout % Walk % HR SB CS
.287 .333 .529 22.3 5.7 16 1 0

Jacob Lindgren

Lindgren had surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow, and could be out until September.

ERA FIP Wins Losses Innings Pitched Strikeout % Walk % WHIP AVG Ground Ball %
5.14 8.06 0 0 7 27.6 13.8 1.29 .200 41.2

Tyler Moore

Moore pinch hits a lot for the Nationals, and that is one reason why his offensive numbers are low.  He has hit better this year when he has started games.

AVG OBP SLG Strikeout % Walk % HR SB CS
.220 .287 .379 20.6 5.7 4 0 0