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BACK AWAY FROM THE LEDGE.

The Orioles recent skid has been brutal.  It’s been no fun to watch the starters, the bullpen or even the recently flat Baltimore lineup of late.

But things aren’t as bad as they seem, O’s fans.

The always insightful Mark Viviano points out that while the Orioles have lost 8 of their last 11 games, they have only dropped two games in the AL East standings during that time.  The Yankees, who went 5-2 last week, only won 6 of their last 11 and the Rays matched the O’s struggles by going 3-8 during the same span.

Just remember, it’s never as good or as bad as it seems.

Boston is the team that the AL East should look out for though.  They’ve won 10 of their last 13 games.

As much as we all hate to admit it, they’re starting to look pretty good.