The AL race to the postseason is proving to be one of the most memorable in years.
Then there are the Baltimore Orioles. At 76-60, this proud and resolute team has stuck a wrench fit for Paul Bunyan’s hands into MLB’s playoff gears. With 26 games to play on the regular season schedule, Baltimore's faithful are slowly (though hesitantly) getting playoff fever.
Winners of nine of the past 12 ballgames, the Orioles have the opportunity to rise from two miserable decades of baseball to win the AL East.
Yet, say the Orioles do not win the AL East. Say this team earns one of the two wild-card spots and is forced to play one of the seven teams above in a one-game playoff.
Barring injury or poor performance, Jason Hammel would get the nod for Baltimore.
But who would Hammel match up against?
In this slideshow, I will showcase seven stud pitchers Hammel could potentially face in a one-game playoff.