Here’s Some Pretty Sweet O’s Stats That Will Make You A Believer

Sports and Bets — August 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm by

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MASN’s Roch Kubatko is simply really good at his job, and this afternoon he hit us with some pretty astounding Orioles stats via his Twitter account.

-The Orioles are currently sporting a 3.61 team ERA, which would be their lowest since 1979, when they allowed only 3.26 earned runs per game as a team. This was of course a year in which they won the American League Pennant. That’s 35 years for those who prefer not to do the math. Who would have thought after a tough beginning to the season, our pitching would be a strength of the club?

-The O’s have not been 20 games over .500 this early in a season since May 30, 1997. This one seems a bit obvious. The fact that they were 20 games over by the end of May in that year is pretty impressive.

-During the 12 previous years in which the Orioles have been 20 games or more over .500 by August 19th (as they are this year), they have gone on to win 97 games 11 times. Solid percentage there. Maybe we hit triple digit wins this year. Maybe.

-The Orioles have only had an 8.5 game lead over the second place team in the division five times by August 19th in the history of the ball club. The second place Yankees currently sit 8.5 back of the Orioles.

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Other O’s Notes:

-Ubaldo Jimenez has been moved to the bullpen, Leaving Tillman, Norris, Gonzalez, Chen, and Gausman as the birds’ five starters. This is a move that had to be made, no matter what his salary is. I’m glad that we have a manager with enough testicular fortitude to make that call.

-The O’s will be going for their first road sweep of the White Sox in Chicago tonight at 8:10 since July of 1995.

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