Orioles Can’t Get Much Going
The Orioles have already gotten the week off to a wrong start, getting walloped by the Brewers 8-1 to start the week. The latest loss highlights a string of inconsistent play that has allowed the team to fall and remain under 500 for the better part of June. They are now 6.5 games out of the position they once held, and in the back half of a very crowded Wild Card Race. The Orioles can be a real threat when their offense is awake, but that has been something they have failed to be in recent weeks.
Going hand in hand with their offensive woes has been the pronounced problem with the Orioles rotation. Baltimore’s staff looks like one of the worst rotations in the game and hasn’t helped to get the team back on its feet. With some key players still on the DL, JJ Hardy and Zach Britton to name a few, the O’s will be running without two of their key contributors. With the race for the top getting hotter, it is quickly looking like the O’s will join the Jays as deadline sellers.
Baltimore has looked much worse for the wear these days. It is honestly surprising they have held on this long. Unless the Orioles get themselves better pitching, don’t expect them to be active in playoff pursuit.