When doing an interview with ESPN’s Dallas Braden for a story last month on major league home run leader Mark Trumbo, I asked a question about balanced ballplayers who do a bit of everything.
Braden said the Orioles were built to lead the majors in home runs and strikeouts, and nothing in that was balanced. They’ve done a lot of both since, to the point that it’s probably fair to call their home run pace record-setting.
The Orioles have 101 home runs through 63 games with the home runs by shortstop Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop Tuesday at Fenway Park, making them the first team to get to 100 this season.
According to ESPN Stats...