Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has been slumping over the past 10 days, and his season batting average dipped below .200 during the
Wei-Yin Chen gave the Orioles another quality start on Sunday night, allowing three runs over six innings. But he got stuck with the loss as the Orioles got shut out, 3-0, by the Yankees. Chen's only major mistake was allowing a two-run home run to
.065 -- batting average for the Orioles' No. 8 hitters in 2013.
You are probably aware that the Orioles have only gotten three hits from their designated hitters this season. But they have also gotten very little production overall from the final three spots in the batting order, particularly the eighth spot. After Tuesday night's game, the team's No. 8 hitters have combined for three hits in 46 at-bats -- that's a .065 average -- with one home run, two RBIs and three walks.
two -- players under the age of 21 throughout Orioles history who have hit a home run at
When 20-year-old third baseman Manny Machado hammered a three-run home run to left field in the top of the ninth inning last Wednesday night, he didn't just cap off an Orioles comeback. Machado also made history. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Machado is the second player under the age of 21 in Orioles history to homer at Fenway Park. The other? A 20-year-old Jim Palmer did it on April 13, 1966.
49 -- division wins for the Orioles since the start of the 2012 season, tops in the
With their win over the Rays on Tuesday night, the Orioles improved to 6-4 in the AL East this season. Only the