On the one hand, this wasn't the best week for the Orioles. They went an anemic 2 and 4, and narrowly managed to avert a sweep at the hands of the dreaded Yankees. That last game was a doozy, though, featuring a clutch Adam Jones home run off Mariano Rivera, a vintage Jim Johnson save (finally!), and THIS completely nutso play by Manny Machado.
Still, the Orioles managed to collectively have a pretty great week, as it turned out. Why? Because four Birds were named to the American League All-Star team, three as starters!
So we're breaking format this week and assigning four Orioles as our stud(s) of the week.
Stud(s) of the Week for July 1 - July 8: Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, and Manny Machado
The line: Davis, Hardy, and Jones are all starting for the AL squad; Machado is a reserve.
Studliest moment: Not...