Orioles' ups and downs

April 16, 2000|By Joe Strauss

Mike Bordick -UP- His production while hitting No. 9 hasn't slipped from 1999's career-best numbers at No. 2.

Moose - DOWN - It's all relative. Three starts, no wins. Mussina's best start was an Opening Day loss. The Orioles have scored eight runs in his games, only six with him around. Struggling in early innings.

Middle relief -DOWN- Al Reyes drops a three-run, eighth-inning lead. Tim Worrell has surrendered a home run every time he's appeared. Mike Trombley is beaten by Rey Sanchez. Are we seeing the real reason for Mike Hargrove's slow hand?

Delino DeShields -UP- Only Rickey Henderson has more than Bop's 400 steals among active players. The skills that made him a productive NL player are revealing themselves again. Now if he can get past Hairston envy.

Pat Rapp -UP- Two quality starts in as many appearances. He should be 2-0, but will settle for improved command and aggressiveness.

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