Peter Schmuck's Orioles observation deck (Week 19)
Each week of the 2013 baseball season, Peter Schmuck gives his take on four subjects involving the Orioles, then clears the bases with a final thought.
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The Orioles entered last week looking up at the Rays and Red Sox, but with an opportunity to make up some ground during two home series against a pair of American League West also-rans. Instead, the O's managed only to split the six games and actually drop further behind the two leaders in the AL East. It was not exactly out of character, since they have had trouble this season taking advantage of lesser teams, but if they intend to stay in contention for a postseason berth, they'll need all the wins over vulnerable opponents that they can get.