Last week, we asked you to pick a cause for the Orioles' recent struggles. You decided the fault mainly resides in the team's bats. The results:
Clutch-hitting difficulties, 39.6 percent (639 votes)
The starters' inability to pitch deep, 24.7 (398)
Mental mistakes and lack of intensity, 19.0 (307)
Sam Perlozzo's managerial decisions, 12.0 (193)
A brutal schedule, 4.8 (77)
Who would you like to see come out of retirement to pitch for the Orioles?
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