(since records began in 1913, via @baseball_ref)
— O’s Stats & Facts (@BirdlandStats) May 27, 2016
What a joke. What an absolute joke. No team has ever had a harder time putting a bat on the ball in a three game series than the Orioles have in Houston. Just throw these guys an off speed pitch in the dirt and they’ll chase it. Can’t believe it took the league this long to figure that out.
I guess this is one of those things you have to live with when you team is built on home run power, but at the same time it’s a pretty tough pill to swallow that no one has EVER been this bad at even making contact in a series. And Doug Fister, Collin McHugh, and Lance McCullers aren’t exactly Cy Young candidates.
Gotta brush this series off and maybe make contact once or twice over the weekend in Cleveland.