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Wednesday’s O’s Links: Manny, Stop Trying to Hit Everything 500 Feet!

After beating the Blue Jays 3-1 on Tuesday night, the Orioles are now a sparkling 11 games over .500 combined against the American League East and National League. The bad news is that they’re also a dismal 11 games UNDER .500 combined against the AL Central and West. The worse news is that there’s no scenario whereby they can get to the World Series by going through only AL East teams. Bummer. Maybe they’ll figure out how to beat those pesky central and west teams between now and October. In […] The post Wednesday’s O’s Links: Manny, Stop Trying to Hit Everything 500 Feet!...
Jun 27, 2017

Series Preview: Orioles (37-38) @ Blue Jays (36-39)

After winning their first series on the road in over two months this past weekend in Tampa, the Orioles will look to build on that momentum over a three-game set in Ontario’s capital versus the Blue Jays. While these two teams have usually been battling it out at the top of the standings in recent memory, this clash will instead determine who begins the latter part of the week in the cellar of the AL East. The Orioles (37-38) will cross the border currently fourth in the division and 4.5-games […] The post Series Preview: Orioles (37-38) @ Blue Jays (36-39) appeared first on Baltimore...
Jun 26, 2017

Monday’s O’s Links: Stuck in the Middle

Well, the Birds managed to stay afloat this weekend, picking up two of three in Tampa against the Rays, and managing to avoid breaking (merely tying) the 1924 Phillies’ record of 20 straight games allowing five or more runs. Thanks Dylan! Can they keep winning on the road now that they’ve seemingly remembered that it’s an option? We’ll find out later this week in Toronto, but for now, the Birds get a much-needed day of rest. Check out these here links to pass the time. If Orioles Sell, Who Could […] The post Monday’s O’s Links: Stuck in the Middle appeared first on Baltimore...
Jun 26, 2017

PiR: Despite Tight Standings, These Birds Aren’t “In It”

REALITY: The Baltimore Orioles have only won 32% of their last 40 games. Over the last 40 games the Orioles are 13-27. That is .325 ball and a 53-win pace over a full year. — Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) June 23, 2017 PERCEPTION: Over the first 33 games of the season, the Birds were 22-11 and had the best record in baseball. Since then, they are 15-27. Which puts them at 37-38, the 15th best record in baseball. So, what has happened? It’s all about the pitching. Yes, they could do […] The post PiR: Despite Tight Standings, These Birds Aren’t “In It” appeared first on Baltimore...
Jun 26, 2017

Week in Review: Still in the Hunt

Well folks, another week has come and gone in Birdland and one thing remains the same. Despite all the gut-wrenching lows that the Orioles have gone through as of late, they remain in the heat of the playoff race as we head into the final week of June. If you listened to half of the world, you’d find it hard to believe that the Orioles are just four games out of first place in the AL East and only 2.5-games out of the wild card. But here we are, and […] The post Week in Review: Still in the Hunt appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News | Eutaw Street Report.
Jun 23, 2017

Series Preview: Orioles (35-37) @ Rays (39-36)

After dropping three of four to the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards, the Orioles will look to avoid falling into sole last place in the division over a three-game set in Tampa. The O’s kick off a six-game road trip starting this weekend at “The Trop.” For the Orioles, a lengthy stint on tour is just about the worst thing that they could have asked for due to their well-documented struggles away from the Yard this season. After the Orioles (35-37) wrap up their weekend stay […] The post Series Preview: Orioles (35-37) @ Rays (39-36) appeared first...
Jun 23, 2017

Dan Duquette Seems to Have No Plans to Sell or Rebuild

With the Orioles continuing to wallow in mediocrity (or worse), falling to 35-37 from their season high-water mark of 22-10 (that’s 13-27 over their last 40 games), many fans and pundits have started to seriously consider the prospect of the team being sellers at the trade deadline, and starting at least a re-tooling for 2018, if not a full-scale rebuild for 2019 and beyond. Throw in the contract status of such key pieces as Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Zach Britton, and even Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter, and it’s clear […] The post Dan Duquette Seems to Have No Plans to Sell or...
Jun 23, 2017

Friday’s O’s Links: MLB Record, Here We Come!

The O’s were 10-2 against Cleveland in 2015-16, but the Tribe got some revenge this week. On top of taking three of four, they helped the Birds continue their now AL-record streak of allowing five-plus runs in 19 consecutive games. They can tie the all-time MLB record tonight (held by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies) in Tampa. Mark Viviano tried to bring some levity to the depressing situation: Fake banner unfurled: @Orioles streak allowing 5 runs or more reaches 19 (AL record, 1 shy of @MLB record by 1923 Phillies). pic.twitter.com/kTx0GVSgdW […] The post Friday’s O’s Links: MLB...
Jun 22, 2017

The *New* Oriole Way: Good Enough is Good Enough

It’s a bit mind-blowing that not long ago the Orioles sat atop the AL East with one of the best records in baseball. Now they sit one game below .500 sporting a pedestrian (35-36) record, tied for last place. If you stop and think about it, you have to wonder how they were ever 10 games over .500. Chris Davis struggled until he swung-and-missed himself onto the DL. If not for the Boston Red Sox Manny Machado might be near the Mendoza line. “Ace” Chris Tillman was on the shelf. […] The post The *New* Oriole Way: Good Enough is Good Enough appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News |...
Jun 22, 2017

Thursday Thoughts: Machado Seems More Comfortable Hitting Second

This is a weekly column that dives into some random thoughts about the Orioles/MLB. I used to do eight as a nod to Cal Ripken Jr. This year, I’ll be cutting it down to four or five, so consider it the Earl Weaver–Brooks Robinson era of Thursday Thoughts. – A.S. 1. I was extremely surprised that the Orioles set a new record for futility this past week. In all my years of watching this team, there have been some very poor pitching staffs. Yet none of them have given up […] The post Thursday Thoughts: Machado Seems More Comfortable Hitting Second appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News...
Jun 21, 2017

Wednesday’s O’s Links: O’s Won’t Sell, but Here are Top Trade Chips Anyway

The O’s allowed five runs again, because of course they did, but Manny Machado’s huge game, a clutch double from Adam Jones, and a bullpen that FINALLY shut things down was enough to help them pull back to .500. Two more against the Indians doesn’t sound like much fun, but it’s what we’ve got in front of us. To the links! Top 5 Orioles Trade Chips You’re not gonna like the idea of parting with the guys on Matt Kremnitzer’s list. That’s good, because it probably won’t happen anyway. Why? […] The post Wednesday’s O’s Links: O’s Won’t Sell, but Here are Top Trade...
Jun 21, 2017

The Rundown: Birds’ Pitching Problems Run Deep

Lack of Pitching The pitching struggles continue for the Orioles as Chris Tillman was once again ineffective on Tuesday night. The right-hander has an 8.39 ERA and 2.17 WHIP for the season after allowing five earned runs in only four innings of work against the Indians. The O’s are also on their way to setting a baseball record for the most consecutive games of allowing at least five earned runs. They have now done it for 17 consecutive games which is the second longest streak in the last 100 years. […] The post The Rundown: Birds’ Pitching Problems Run Deep appeared first on Baltimore...
Jun 20, 2017

O’s Set AL Pitching Futility Record & It’s Time to Send McDowell Packing

Sixteen. Sixteen straight games in which the Baltimore Orioles have allowed their opponent to score at least five runs. That sets a new American League record, and is just four shy of the MLB record, held by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. To add insult to that insult (we’re well past injury at this point), they’ve also given up 10 or more runs in FIVE of their last 10 games. That’s bad! Here’s some more ugly: The O’s currently rank dead last in MLB in ERA (5.06), 26th in K/9 (7.24), […] The post O’s Set AL Pitching Futility Record & It’s Time to Send McDowell Packing appeared...
Jun 19, 2017

Series Preview: Orioles (34-34) vs. Indians (36-31)

After picking up two much-needed, morale-boosting victories versus the Cardinals over the weekend, the Orioles will now look to continue turning their season around by keeping the ball rolling over a four-game set versus Cleveland. For the Orioles, protecting their own house has become even more crucial to their playoff hopes since they can’t find any momentum on the road. And now they have to do so against the reigning American League Champions. The Orioles (34-34) find themselves just 4.5-games out of first place after the Yankees’ struggles over the […] The post Series Preview:...
Jun 19, 2017

Monday’s O’s Links: J.J. Hardy Latest Oriole to Head to DL?

Hey, a series win! If this team could just figure out how to win games on the road, they might be a problem going forward. Even after playing awful for the past month-plus, the Birds are just 4.5 games out of first place in the AL East, and a game back of the second wild card spot. I’m certainly not saying all is well – they’ve given up 5+ runs in 14 consecutive games and 19 of 22 – but things also aren’t as bad as they looked just a […] The post Monday’s O’s Links: J.J. Hardy Latest Oriole to Head to DL? appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News | Eutaw Street Report.