"Nolan Reimold (.333), Adam Jones (.330), Robert Andino (.324) and Chris Davis (.319) are all hitting above .300. Matt Wieters has six homer runs and a team-leading 15 RBIs. The Orioles are sixth in the AL in runs even though J.J. Hardy is hitting .181 and Mark Reynolds is hitting .150 without a home run.
Now, this is where I rain on the Orioles' parade a little bit. Those four guys hitting over .300? They've combined for just 13 walks but 60 strikeouts. Can they keep up that production? The low walk rate means the Orioles are just 10th in the AL in on-base percentage, so they have been relying on the home run (29 in 22 games)."
Those numbers wont hold up fo rthe O's nor will their place in the standings. Theyve benefited from opponents abnormally poor ST pitching. Us, CWS, LAA, Twinks to name a few. As the season progresses, thats going to change>
Right now they are doing two things better then us, one is hitting and the other is pitching.. No one thinks this will continue but if we don't do a little better in both situations they will give us fits in these next three games..
Is this the time Kuroda puts two good games together ?? Is our 3-4-5 hitters going to start to produce.. We now have one of our hottest hitters out with a hamstring problem.. Does Hughes put a good game together and get us further then 3-4 innings.. Will Nova bounce back from a so so game ?? We have questions of our own, so I'm not going to worry about the O's.. They are what they are right now, playing hot and we are just playing so so...