Since 1993, when Joe Carter’s World Series-ending home run off Mitch Williams gave the Toronto Blue Jays their second title, 29 major league teams have qualified for the playoffs at least once.
Enjoy this team right now because I have a feeling some of your favorites might not be back.
Chen has posted a 1.45 ERA in his last three appearances. He’s looking to become the Orioles’ first 17-game winner since Mike Mussina went 18-7 in 1999.
The Baltimore Orioles are closing in on their first AL East championship in 17 years and can move to the cusp of clinching that title by taking the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays.
No team has hit more home runs this season than the Baltimore Orioles, and opponents are having a particularly tough time lately keeping them inside the park.
Alex Cobb and two relievers combined on a six-hitter for Tampa Bay’s AL-best 19th shutout this season, and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Friday night.
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.
This Orioles bullpen is really something special and the defense has been nothing short of spectacular.
Apparently, all it took for the Baltimore Orioles to get back in the win column and rediscover their offense was a return home.
The Orioles 5 man rotation of Tillman, Norris, Chen, Gausman and Gonzalez might only have one All-Star appearance among them right now, that would be Tillman last year, but they’re pitching like stars.
Although they are among the best teams in the majors and own a very healthy lead in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles haven’t had much luck completing sweeps.