Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the
20 -- home runs on off-speed pitches for
With his four home runs in the first four games of the season, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had 11 home runs in a span of 11 regular-season games. According to
three -- one-run losses for the O's in the first week.
Traditional critics and number crunchers alike said the Orioles wouldn’t duplicate their success in one-run games from a season ago, when they went 29-9 in such games. The season is still very, very young, but maybe they were on to something. The Orioles are 0-3 in one-run games this season. On Saturday and Sunday, they lost back-to-back one-run games to the
5.45 -- ERA for Orioles starters in their seven starts.
While the bullpen has been tagged for two of Baltimore’s losses, it has actually been the starting pitching that has put the team in a bind so far. The Orioles have gotten one quality start each from
.043 -- batting average for Orioles designated hitters.
After opting to not acquire another big bat in the offseason, the Orioles, who are without
36 -- runners thrown out by
Opposing base runners have looked feeble so far this season when attempting to run Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who was named an All-Star and who won his second straight