There’s no secret formula, no sudden epiphany. If the Orioles are going to compete in the American League East all year, they need to get consistent, quality starting pitching.
If the last week is any indication, the Orioles’ rotation is showing signs it may do its part.
Counting Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles have registered six consecutive quality starts, a season high and a huge turnaround for a rotation that entered the week in the bottom five of the AL in starters’ ERA.
“[The starting pitching] has been at a level that, if we can stay there, will allow you to compete late in the season....