It’s an unpleasant topic.
But really, what isn’t unpleasant about the Orioles right now?
They have lost eight of their last 10 and 28 of their last 37. They haven’t won a series in more than a month (June 24-26).
And, that begs the question that was floating around the press box Monday night after the Orioles threw a game away to the Chicago White Sox: Will these Orioles do it?
Will they lose 100 games?
Right now, they are 44-68, which means they are on pace to go 64-98.
Through 112 games last year, they were 38-74 and staring 100 losses in the face. But we all know about the club’s turnaround under manager Buck Showalter in 2010. The Orioles rallied to end up 66-96.
The Orioles have lost 100 games just twice in their history, in their inaugural season in 1954 (54-100) and in the 1988 season (54-107), which began 0-21.
My call is that they won’t lose 100 this year. I’ve covered worse teams than this one, and none have lost 100 (although eight of the 10 I have covered have lost 90-plus).
Losing 100 games is really hard to do. But, then again, the schedule in the last two months of the season is brutal. And the rotation once again is decimated. So, the realist would say it is definitely in reach.
Again, I am going on record saying they don’t lose 100.
Daily Think Special: Do the Orioles lose 100 games this year?