It all happened so fast.
Eleven days ago, the Orioles were one game out of the second American League wild-card slot and playing better than any other team in their division. By the time they got to New York for the current four-game series against the Yankees, their playoff run was all but over.
It’s not necessary to analyze what happened because anyone with a cursory knowledge of the sport could see that the O’s beat the odds by staying in contention as long as they did with a starting rotation that was more explosive than their power-laden — but frustratingly inconsistent — lineup.
The only question is whether they can do anything about that before they return to...