If the Baltimore Orioles plan to play baseball past the end of September they had better plan to get every single member of the team going in the right direction beginning immediately. Two consecutive losses to the Texas Rangers have placed the offensively heavy Orioles in a bad situation where now they are forced to nearly win out to have a chance. Considering what their schedule looks like, that is not a good thing.
First and foremost they have to win on Sunday. No team in the race for a playoff spot can take a three game sweep and stay in the running. They have a tough game with the Tampa Bay Rays before playing the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox back to back. I mean to tell you that this is not going to be an easy thing for the Orioles to accomplish.
Their offense can hit anybody when they are clicking but when they are not clicking; the pitching usually isn’t quite good enough to carry the team. With their situation clearly understood by management the Orioles have added bullpen depth in places and prepared as best they can. No more prep can really be done at this point though. They have tough games from here on out and will have to win almost all of them to even have a prayer. They are too good to count out but one or two losses more and they’ll just about be ready to plan October vacations.