For the Orioles, it has been an amazing start to the season. However, have the real Birds – at least, from what we have known the last 14 years – finally shown up?
The first six weeks were something to behold, as they looked like contenders and took the baseball world by storm; however, in the last eight days, the Orioles have gone 2-6, and the starting pitching – which had been a hallmark – has started to suffer a little.
Should we as fans start to worry? Have the good times stopped rolling for the Birds?
Not to say that the Orioles are in eminent trouble; alas, the past week has not looked good for the,. Could there be some fraying of the pitching staff – who knows? In addition, they have had issues with pushing runs across, especially with runners in scoring position.
It's still early and we should not push the panic button, but fans are starting to get a little antsy.
Tonight in Toronto, the Orioles lost their first contest of a three game set against the Blue Jays, 6-2.