The Orioles success may be the greatest mystery of our time
Apparently Baltimore fans can’t grasp it — only 10,141 attended Thursday’s game against the first-place White Sox. Somehow, the Orioles won again, moving 13 games above .500 despite the presence of Nate McLouth in the line-up. He batted sixth, behind 35-year-old Lew Ford, who last played in the majors in 2007. Batting clean-up: Mark Reynolds and his .397 slugging percentage.
The O’s are 10th in the AL in runs scored and OPS and rank third in strikeouts. Baltimore’s pitchers, meanwhile, have allowed 44 more runs than the team has scored and their ace, formerly a spot starter for the Rockies, hasn’t pitched since July.
Did I mention Nate McLouth is playing every day?
And they’re still winning, now only three games behind the Yankees. The O’s head to the Bronx this weekend where it’s safe to assume they’ll draw more than the 34,000 who showed up at Camden Yards for the three-game series against the Pale Hose.
- McLouth’s HR sends Orioles past White Sox (oddonion.com)