I’m going to be honest. After last year, I didn’t think things could get much worse. But you know what? Right now, they seem worse.
Not only have the Orioles lost 8 in a row, they’ve also lost any semblance of a major league pitching staff, the ability to hit with runners in scoring position, and seemingly, their own self-respect.
In the month of July, during which the Orioles have lost 11 of their last 12 and 8 games in a row, the team ERA has been a frightening 7.80. Pretty bad, right? But when you factor in that during that same time span, the team has hit .236, it really kicks it up a notch. If you weren’t a savvy Orioles fan, now long accustomed to excruciating displays of futility, you might think that kind of thing would be hard to do.