For the Birds, this is tough because they are already minus some key pieces to a team that is getting closer and closer to winning the AL East for the first time since 1997.
I’m not here to beat up Chris Davis and in my mind it doesn’t put into question any of his success in the majors.
The odds are good that the Baltimore Orioles will clinch the AL East on this 10-game homestand.
The Baltimore Orioles may lack a marquee name at the top of their rotation, but Chris Tillman has developed into one of baseball’s most consistent starters.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter was a 21-year-old minor leaguer in the Yankees’ system in 1979, with a locker made of “two nails and a piece of tape.” None of the players in his current clubhouse was even alive the last time the Orioles held a double-digit lead in the AL East.
The Baltimore Orioles haven’t been in jeopardy of losing their big division lead, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t feeling better after snapping their road losing streak.
After losing the first two games of their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles looked like they were on the verge of getting swept on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Among the league leaders in wins, Baltimore’s Wei-Yin Chen (14-4, 3.83 ERA) has also received a major league-best 5.92 runs of support per game.
Prior to Dan Duquette, the Orioles had 14 straight losing seasons. Since he was hired, 3 straight winning seasons, and barring an epic collapse, two playoff years.
Miguel Gonzalez, starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, joined Scott, Jeremy and Jason to discuss his shut out performance on Wednesday night and to talk about the ride it’s been to be a part of the 2014 Baltimore Orioles. Miguel pitched in his first career complete game shutout Wednesday and said he felt great throughout the whole performance. “Dave came up to me and asked me how I was feeling and I told him I’m okay I’m fine, I’m feeling strong and he told me to go get them. It was fun man it was exciting,”
Tillman again tries to win a fifth consecutive decision as the surging Baltimore Orioles go for a three-game sweep against the visiting Reds on Thursday night.
Over his last nine games, Gonzalez is 4-2 with an ERA of 2.00. His last four starts have been quality starts and his ERA in that span is an outstanding 1.27.