AL East Round Up: Numbers Edition

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Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles lead the division and look to be headnig for October baseball. They are loving numbers right now. According to MLB.com, they have a postseason probability of 99.8%! They have a better chance of making the play offs than the chance of the chance that Buck Martinez‘ hair will be in the same place every time you see him. And, that’s saying something.

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Here are some other interesting numbers the Orioles are facing:

-The Orioles are 7th in MLB with 613 runs scored. They are 5th in hits with 1254. They sit 3rd in slugging percentage with .422

-Their pitching has not been as bad as some thought it would be. They sit in 2nd with 82 wins. They are 3rd with 46 saves. But those numbers can be misleading. If the Orioles are going to do well in the post season, they will need to improve on the following numbers. They sit 12th with a WHIP of 1.26.   Their opponents’ average of .247 is 11th on the list. Their starters need to give them innings. Which is something that has been an issue this season as they sit in 14th spot.

These numbers may not look pretty, but for now, they are good enough for the Orioles to pop some bubbly at season’s end.

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