After one-hundred and one games, the Orioles are 31-70 with a paltry .307 winning percentage. With the exception of the occasional Ty Wigginton outburst or fan running the bases for a solid five minutes, these games are hard to watch with more than a passing interest. Nevertheless, the Orioles have played them, and they will probably play sixty or so more before all is said and done.
To get a better perspective of just how bad the Orioles are as both a team and individually, here are a few sobering statistics.
The Orioles have the worst record in baseball. The Pirates have 35 wins. The Diamondbacks have 37. The O’ss are 22 games behind the Blue Jays…for fourth place in the AL East.
The Orioles are currently on a 5 game losing streak, their fourth losing streak of at least 5 losses. Their longest losing streak was a 10 game stretch from May 26 through June 5.
Their longest winning streak was a 4 game sweep of the Rangers. The series against the Rangers ended at the All Star Break. The Orioles began post-All Star break play with a 4 game losing streak.
Jeremy Guthrie leads the team in wins…with 4.
Rookie pitchers Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman, and Jake Arrieta have 7 wins…combined.
Kevin Millwood leads the league…in earned runs. In 119 innings pitched, he’s given up 79. Last season, in 198 innings pitched, he gave up 81.
Recently demoted catcher Craig Tatum’s OPS is 43 points higher than uber-prospect Matt Wieters.
The Orioles have produced 10 home runs from their number four hitter, 4 home runs from their first baseman, and 6 home runs from their right fielder.
By comparison, the Yankees have produced 19 home runs from their number four hitter, 19 from their first baseman, and 18 from their right fielder.
In road series, the Orioles have 1 win, 1 tie, and 14 losses this season.
To date, the Orioles have averaged an announced attendance of 22,262, down from last year’s former Camden Yards low of 23,545. At its peak, OPACY average over 46,000 attendees.
The funereal 2010 campaign concludes with 19 remaining series. 10 of them on the road. They’ll begin their next series Thursday night against Kansas City. The perennially pathetic Royals have 11 more wins than The Birds.