Wasted opportunities after wasted opportunities. The Baltimore Orioles had a chance on Saturday to take advantage of the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers, who lost earlier in the day with AL Wild Card implications, but couldn’t do so as they lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3.
It’s almost like this team doesn’t want to be successful or they don’t want to go to the playoffs altogether. How many times do the Orioles have to fail with runners in scoring position in a season? The Orioles are also as inconsistent of a scoring team as you can get. The Orioles lead MLB in home runs with 198, but are next to last in the majors in walks with only 370 on the year.
But even if the Orioles were to make the playoffs, it isn’t like the team will last very long with the below-average pitching they have when the O’s have an overall ERA of 4.25, which is ranked 24th in the majors. Not to mention this is a team with a starting pitching staff who have recorded just one complete game the entire year, and that performance came from a pitcher who was traded for in the middle of the season, Scott Feldman.
To cap it off, the most disturbing part of the Orioles season in my opinion would be the fact that the team lost the season series to a depleted Yankees team. If the Orioles can’t win the season series at this point in time against the Yankees, they never will.
It’s a shame that a team with so much talent can waste it in an instant.