Reporting Bob Haynie
The Baltimore Orioles came into their series with the New York Mets on a roll. They had just shutout the Braves in Atlanta on back-to-back days.
Since arriving in New York, the Birds have been getting a taste of their own medicine.
One night after getting one-hit by knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, the Orioles’ offense was once again stifled by Johan Santana and three Mets relievers.
That’s two-straight 5-0 defeats for manager Buck Showalter’s crew.
The Baltimore offense has been struggling on the road. In their last seven contests away from Camden Yards, they have only scored 11 runs.
They have yet to hit a home run on the road trip.
Needless to say, the Orioles are not reminding anyone of the ’27 Yankees when it comes to run production.
But let’s not fret. If the playoffs started today, the Birds would be in. So they are still very much in contention.
It’s just time for the bats to wake up a little.