Orioles fall down, but far from out.
Baltimore Orioles: 28-20
Another strong outing form Chris Tillman capped Baltimore’s week with a series win over the Indians.
Despite late-week success, the Orioles fell out of first after getting swept by the Astros. Their offence saw quite a bit of regression this week, averaging under four runs a game, well under their season average. This lack of offence has highlighted an under-performing pitching staff and a taxed bullpen.
The Orioles are far from out of the competition with Manny Machado and Chris Davis pacing an offensively gifted team. Machado is hitting .320 with 13 home runs while Davis is still looking to find his full power groove. Mark Trumbo has been a revelation, too, already launching 15 home runs with 37 RBIs.
With two key series’ against the Red Sox coming up, now is the perfect time for a bounce back week.
The long-term look of the AL East could very well be decided in the next two weeks. The Orioles will hope they can keep pace with the Red Sox’ historic offence. If they can, they’ll be able to regain their former throne. One thing is for though, the future is make or break.
Next: Yankees Continue To Hang Tough