The Orioles hit the 100 game mark of the season Wednesday and are in first place in the American League East with a 58-42 record. That puts them on pace for 94 wins, ahead of where most expected them to finish.
The Bird have gone 7-6 since the All Star beak. That's not too bad considering the offense has struggled and they had to battle a illness bug while in New York last week.
Since the break, the O's have scored 36 runs, an average of 2.8 per game. They've batted .211 with 13 homers in the 13-game stretch too. It's become almost painful to watch them struggle with runners in scoring positions and have left the bases loaded enough times in this stretch to fill a bus.
By comparision, in the 13 games prior to the break, the Orioles average 5.9 runs a game, batted .296 and hit 20 home runs.
The good news is it's unlikely the offense is going to continue to struggle. The team just has too many weapons. And the pitching has kept the team in most of the losses during this stetch.
This is a key stretch for the team as after tonight's makeup game in Minnesotta, it heads to Toronto for a three-game series against the second-place Blue Jays before a much-needed off day on Monday.
But the offense is going to break out at some point. Outfielder Hyun Soo Kim missed most of the games through this stretch when the offensive has struggled. It's hard to imagine just how critical he's been to the offense, after struggling in spring training. But his ability to get on base consistently has been a key part of the lineup.