Attention Orioles Fans: Losing Streaks Are A Part Of Every Team’s Season

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The greatest fear of the Orioles season-high four-game losing streak is that this is the beginning of the end of their first place run.  Baltimore started the 2012 season hotter than any team in baseball.  They were clicking on offense and getting solid pitching from both their starters and bullpen.

Suddenly, the bats have cooled off and the rotation can’t seem to get through the fifth inning.  Now the Orioles have lost four in a row and six of their last eight.

Ravens broadcaster and local sportscaster Gerry Sandusky tweeted some words of encouragement after Baltimore’s 8-6 loss on Tuesday in Toronto.  “The last time the O’s won a World Series, 1983, they had two 7-game losing streaks,” Sandusky pointed out.  “Avoiding too many is the key.”

He couldn’t be more right.  The fear is that we don’t know what to expect from this squad.  They probably aren’t the 27-14 team we saw the first month and a half of the season, but then again they probably aren’t the 2-7 team we’ve seen here recently.

Expectations are a funny thing, aren’t they?  In March I would’ve told you that I would be popping champagne if the Orioles won 82 games this year, but two weeks ago it was playoffs of bust.

What should be expect from this team now?

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

10 Comments

  1. MGW

    May 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I hope you’re right, brother Zach, I hope you’re right. If this was a team with a little better history, I’d be more optimistic. It’s a team riding a 14 year losing streak. Like winning, losing can be contagious. They need to right the ship tonight and start building back.

  2. 9inchnails

    May 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Zach, have you been asleep? World Series bound!

  3. Al

    May 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    The 1983 Orioles were first in team ERA and fourth in runs scored. They had starters who went 7+ innings, and hitters who could drive in runners from second or third.

  4. spy

    May 31, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Yea , but this team is in the middle of a fourteen year losing streak,,,,,,,,,,,this is not your average team Zach……….

    Your expectations are way too high,,,,,,,,,,you can expect another year of losing baseball , sit back and really look at this team Zach,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  5. spy

    May 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I rally think this team has what it takes this year,,,,,,,with the pitching they have, it’s certainly surprised all of us…….BUT, their starters need to get some quality starts in or the bullpen will be overworked and the team will tank…….

    • Spy

      June 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

      Obviously this is not me,,,,,,,he still doesn’t get the use of the dots,,,,,,,,and I don’t misspell words like ‘really’ , come on man…………

      • spy

        June 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

        booo-hooooo,,, this it not me,,,,, this is not me…who cares.

        • spy

          June 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

          evidently you do , you are one of my biggest fans……….

          imitation is the highest form of flattery,,,,,,,,I thank you very much , if I had more fans like you I would be a star………..

  6. Spy #1

    June 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I’m the real SPY,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  7. spy

    June 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

    And now , back by popular demand,,,,,SPY,,,,,,

    A real comment by the spy ,, the O’s are now in second place and will never see first place again this year,,,,,,,,,how’s that for insight fans ?

    Have I told you baseball is dead in Baltimore , but it has been more fun this year………….