Friday’s O’s Links: Limping Home

Jonathan Schoop rounds the bases.
GulfBird Sports/Craig Landefeld

The O’s limp home after a brutal 1-6 road trip that saw them lose all six games by exactly one run. Their margin for error right now is very slim with the awful pitching throughout the game, and they just haven’t been able to figure out a way to get it done. Nine of their next 12 are at Camden Yards, where they’re a sparkling 13-3, so hopefully home cookin’ is the cure for what ails them.

Let’s see what’s up in the Blog O’sphere.

Orioles Trying to Heal from Brutal Road Trip

There was plenty of injury added to insult on the trip as well. Seth Smith fouling a ball off his face was an apt metaphor for the past week.

Mark Trumbo Shocked by Chris Cornell’s Death; Attended Show Wednesday

Trumbo and some teammates went and watched Chris Cornell’s show in Detroit on Wednesday. It would turn out to be the final show for the rock icon, who reportedly hung himself on Thursday morning.

The Orioles Always Win More than They Should. There’s a Reason for That.

It’s tough to remember at the moment, but the Orioles actually win baseball games. And they’ve done a lot of it since Buck showed up, despite always being told that they wouldn’t. Neil Paine of Five Thirty-Eight tries to quantify the Buck Effect.

A New and Improved Jonathan Schoop – Will it Last?

Bob Harkins of Baltimore Sports and Life is the latest to examine Jonathan Schoop’s hot start. He took quite an interesting approach, looking at how often Schoop swings not just overall, but in traditional hitter’s counts. This was in an attempt to try to figure out why, even though Jon is being more selective overall, he still never walks.

Bundy, Orioles Blow Early Lead to Drop Series in Detroit

Dylan became the latest O’s pitcher to be handed a lead only to immediately crap it away, proving that nobody is immune.

 

Sigh. To some home cookin’, Birdland!

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