Sunday, June 25, 2017


(June 23, 2017 - Source: Brian Blanco/Getty Images North America)
I read this the other day, but when my man Jason Keidel of tagged me and asked me if I knew this... I didn't quite realize just how big of a deal it was.  The streak was significant, but now it's broken.

ESPN has the nugget:

"The Orioles had given up at least five runs in 20 straight games, matching the major league mark set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. Baltimore went 6-14 over the stretch.

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'It's one thing to identify a problem, it's another things to solve it,' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. 'We're in the business of trying to solve issues. You can start by looking at them and realizing that you have them, but I don't think anybody's got to tell us we've had problems with our starting pitching.'

Bundy (8-6) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. Relievers Donnie Hart and Mychal Givens combined to keep the Rays scoreless over the final two innings.

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'The story of the game was, probably, Dylan Bundy,' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He did a nice job kind of quieting our hot bats.'"

Maybe, but for me, the story was that the Orioles were giving up at least 5 runs in 20 straight games, and if you're a team that's not hitting and able to score, that's big.  Now yesterday, and good for him... Bundy was able to go 7 solid, and combined with his pen, they and give up 3 runs. Will this start a new trend for the O's? Maybe...

I kind of liked it when they were giving up 5 runs in 20 straight... but that's just me, a fan of another team in their division. We want the O's in the basement.  Right now they are 5 games out and only the Blue Jays are the worst team in the AL.  Just sayin'.

Nice nugget, Keidel, you da man.

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