birdwatcher55 wrote:As I recall, we got lit up a couple of times earlier this year against Cleveland and Minnesota. That weekend series at home with Cleveland really killed us before the AS break. Toss out those 5 games and I think you would see a while different picture. Just my two cents..
birdwatcher55 wrote:It's obvious every game counts but when nearly half of your games have been decided by two runs or less then you have to look at the other half for reasons for your run differential. I can think of at least 6 games this year where we were not competitve.. we were blown out badly. While we have had a lot of close wins, we have had a bunch of very bad losses that drags down your average. I think it's all pretty simple when you do the math
ofahn wrote:For every rule there has to be an exception or two. It looks like this year we might be that exception.
Matt P wrote:Tommy Hunter has now given up 5 runs or more in 9 starts. There's one of a bunch of reasons that the run differential is not good.
Oriole85 wrote:I don't feel like the Orioles a complete fluke. I think they've won more games then they should. I've learned not to count this team out. On Sunday while I was out so I wasn't watching the game and they fell behind 5-0, I tweeted to Adam half-sarcastically were the "late innings team." Little did I know the comeback was actually going to begin a lot sooner. A dominant 'pen explains the one-run wins. The late-inning wins can be explained by that and situational hitting. Take the game against Tigers, where they rallied a bunch of times. I'd also add it seems like a different player steps up a lot -- Taylor Teagarden has twice provided late inning heroics, Nate McLouth was big impact behind the win on Tuesday. Look I realize these are small sample sizes, but this team finds a way to get it done (not to sound too cliche).
It's not always the most talent that wins these games. If that were the case, the O's would be way down the list, a team like Boston would be much higher.
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