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Five of ESPN. Stephen Vogt Jersey .coms MLB beat writers who cover teams battling for wild-card berths were asked to make a case for why their team will be playing a do-or-die playoff game in October. Below, Eddie Matz argues for the Baltimore Orioles against fellow writers Mark Saxon (St. Louis Cardinals), Andrew Marchand (New York Yankees), Katie Strang (Detroit Tigers) and Adam Rubin (New York Mets).For more on the other contenders, check out Wild-card Wednesday.?Matz: The Orioles will nab one of the AL wild-card spots because of -- get this -- their starting pitching. No, really. After blowing chunks for most of the season, Baltimores rotation is rounding into shape when it matters most. Ubaldo Jimenez has magically gone from the worst pitcher in baseball to arguably the teams most dependable starter. Kevin Gausman is currently in midair, making the leap. And Chris Tillman looked good as new in his first start back from the DL, which means that the Os can now banish their most glaring weak link (Wade Miley) to the bullpen. Combine that with a homer-happy lineup thats been scoring in bunches lately and the only reason the Birds wouldnt get a wild-card berth is if they win the division outright.Marchand: The Orioles look as if they are prime position to win a wild-card spot, but the inconsistency they have played with over the year is something that has to be a concern. Plus, they might be pitching well now, but do you really trust those starters to come up big?Saxon: Well, something doesnt add up because FiveThirtyEight has them at just 61 percent even to make the playoffs and 4 percent -- behind the Red Sox and Blue Jays -- to win the World Series. Somebody should put back on his designer black frames and remove the rose-colored glasses.Strang: Not sure I see the Orioles sustaining this level of offensive production, which, admittedly, has been absolutely wild. Youd think that at some point, even a lineup as talented as theirs has to cool off. As for the pitching staff, suffice it to say I dont see the triumphant Jimenez comeback story ending the same way Eddie might envision it. And Tillman, though very impressive in his last start against the Tigers, is not out of the woods yet with that shoulder issue. That has to be an area of concern for Baltimore moving forward.Rubin: The Orioles have several potentially fatal flaws. Among them: streaky hitters, an all-or-nothing offense and a fried bullpen. Since the All-Star break, Baltimores 4.50 ERA is second-to-last in the American League, ahead of only the lowly Twins (5.43).Travis Shaw Jersey . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. Ryan Braun Jersey . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. http://www.brewersjerseyscheap.com/. Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. The Los Angeles Clippers and free agent Raymond Felton have agreed to a contract for the veterans minimum, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.The one-year deal is worth $1.5 million. Cleveland.com was first to report the agreement.Felton averaged 9.5 points and 3.6 assists last season with the Mavericks. Hes a career 41.2 percent shooter, 32.7 percent on three-pointers.Felton, who has averaged 12.4 points and 6.0 assists over 11 seasons, will back up Chris Paul at point guard.In other personnel news Thursday, the Clippers also signed Diamond Stone, their 40th overall pick in this years draft.Stone averaged 12.5 points, 5.44 rebounds and 1. Yovani Gallardo Jersey. 6 blocks in his only season at Maryland; the 6-foot-11 center set the school freshman record with 39 points against Penn State on Dec. 30, 2015.Stone averaged 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in five games with the Clippers team in the Orlando Summer League.Earlier this week, the team signed forward Brice Johnson, the 25th overall draft pick, and free-agent center-forward Marreese Speights.Information from ESPNs Tim MacMahon and the Associated Press was used in this report. NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys WholesaleWholesale Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys ' ' '
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