Even the great teams lose 60 or so games every year.
It happens. And some defeats are ugly, like Thursday’s 15-2 blowout by the Minnesota Twins.
But Friday’s loss seemed particularly difficult, particularly tough to swallow.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn’t biting on that particular storyline, of course.
"No, not necessarily, at this point,” Showalter said. “It's about wins and losses.”
It’s also about whom you lose to, how you lose and when you lose.
The Twins have not been particularly good lately. Heading into this four-game series Thursday night, they were 13-22 since sweeping the Orioles in Minnesota from July 6-8. The Twins had lost 12...