It’s been an atrocious season for the Baltimore Orioles. But they can claim one thing now. After their 14-2 beatdown at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays, they are the first team to 100 losses this season. Hooray?
For what it’s worth, according to ESPN Stats & Info, they at least aren’t the fastest team to 100 losses. So once again… hooray?
“The Orioles reached 100 losses in their 141st game of the season, the 4th-fewest games needed to reach that mark over the last 75 seasons.”
The 1962 Mets and 2003 Tigers have them beat by seven games while the 1952 Pirates have them beat by two games. But hey, there’s always next season! After all, there’s really not much to love about the Orioles right now. Free-agent signing Alex Cobb has a 3.13 ERA in 11 starts since July 8. That’s good news, of sorts. The bad news, of course, is that the Orioles have him under contract for three more seasons and they are nowhere near contention.
Dylan Bundy isn’t living up to his potential. Manny Machado plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers now. Hurler Kevin Gausman plays for the Atlanta Braves while second baseman Jonathan Schoop is on the Milwaukee Brewers. There’s really no end in sight to the misery either. A full-blown rebuild is on the cards. Entering Saturday, only one other team has lost 90 games. We’re talking about the Kansas City Royals, who are 46-94.
So, here’s to next season?