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The Orioles played nine of their first 12 games on the road, opening the season in Tampa Bay before this week’s road trip to Boston and New York. So they’ve only been home for three games since the beginning of
During the opening two weeks of the season, the Orioles have also played games at five different start times and played in three Opening Day games, which has prevented them from setting up any sense of routine after a spring training full of early afternoon games.
“I think just from getting on a schedule and on a clock it’s been a challenge,” Orioles manager
"I've been proud with the way they've handled it, but that doesn't mean you're going to go home and play better or worse. It's more just getting your life in order a little bit. I think everybody is looking forward to some type of schedule if there's such a thing in baseball. I don't hear our guys complaining about it. It's just a part of the job description."
The Orioles come out of this stretch 6-6, which isn't particularly great, but considering they earned series wins in Tampa Bay and Boston, it will do.
But now that the Orioles come home to face the
"Our guys would like to be 12-0," Showalter said. "And believe me, I know that sounds cliché-ish. Does it mean that now everything's going to be OK and we're going to win all of our games at home? No, it doesn't mean anything."
The schedule doesn't get any easier following this homestand, as the Orioles head west for 11 games in 11 days in Seattle, Oakland and Anaheim that takes them through the first weekend in May.