Usually when the Orioles can't hit a journeyman starter and lose a one-run game to a vastly inferior team, there's at least an undercurrent of disappointment in their clubhouse.
That wasn't there at all Thursday after the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the reeling Philadelphia Phillies, who halted their season-worst nine-game skid.
The Orioles (34-32) have won nine of their past 11, have taken 11 of 14 and had beaten the Phillies three straight before Thursday's stumble in front of an announced 26,220 at Citizens Bank Park.
“Honestly, I don't think anybody is thinking about this loss,” said Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who has an 11-game hitting streak. “I think...