There might not be a more overused sports metaphor than the immovable object meeting an irresistible force. Put any power pitcher on the mound–particularly in a save situation–against a good contact hitter, and it won’t be long before this phrase shows up. The idea is that somebody has to win, and somebody else has to lose. There can’t be any other outcome.
The Washington Nationals are one of the few teams in baseball with a road record significantly above .500. In fact, only the St. Louis Cardinals have a better road record this season than the Nationals do. Although home field is statistically less of an advantage in baseball than in other major team sports, the Nationals have been finding ways of getting it done on the road this year.
The Nationals are traveling to Camden Yards this week, to begin a four-game home-and-home series against their DC-area rivals, the Baltimore Orioles. The O’s are currently locked in a three-way battle for the AL East title with the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, thanks in part to the second-best home record in the American League, just behind the Kansas City Royals.
So the irresistible force of one of baseball’s best road teams takes on the immovable object of one of its best home teams on Monday and Tuesday night, before the action moves south on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to the nation’s capital on Wednesday and Thursday night. These games will have playoff implications for both teams, so take advantage http://www.achaten-suisse.com/ of the GameHedge Good Game Guarantee and get your tickets today!
Mon, Aug 22 Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles Camden Yards, Baltimore MD
Tue, Aug 23 Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles Camden Yards, Baltimore MD
Wed, Aug 24 Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals Nationals Park, Washington DC
Thur, Aug 25 Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals Nationals Park, Washington DC
by R. Lincoln Harris
August 22nd, 2016 Nationals Vs. Orioles. The Battle Of The Beltways starts tonight with 2 games in OPACY. Bundy takes the mound looking to rebound from his last start. Can The Birdland Power Company come out swinging for the W? #Orioles #BaltimoreOrioles #Birdland #DefendTheYard #BattleOfTheBeltways