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Thoughts and observations on the struggling Orioles offense

Thoughts and observations on the struggling Orioles offense

When the Orioles opened the season winning their first seven games and averaging 5.9 runs a game, they were enacting a “pass the baton” mentality that Orioles manager Buck Showalter preached to the team during spring training.

Now here were are and the Orioles have lost four of their last five games. They’ve scored two runs or less in all four of those losses. They will enter Wednesday’s series finale in Tampa Bay having scored just one run over the past 26 innings.

Their success was characterized by a sudden success in being more disciplined at the plate and working at-bats, something that had long been emphasized in their recent feast-or-famine...

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