"It just gets very challenging for an offense to constantly be digging out of a hole. Starting pitching has been an issue for us. That goes without saying," said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. "You're on the field 15 to 20 minutes the first inning, it seems like. We do that a lot. It really challenges your mentality. I'm proud of the way our guys keep battling back offensively, but you can see it's a challenge for us emotionally when you're constantly playing catch up."