While the Orioles struggles in the starting rotation are concerning, I’m much more worried about the offense cooling down. I’m not sure that I ever believed that Baltimore’s starting staff could keep up with the amazing pace they set in the first month-plus of the season, but their pop at the plate should remain consistent.
Part of that problem has been Matt Wieters’ latest slump. The O’s catcher hasn’t recorded an extra base hit since May 15 against the Yankees, 14 games ago. Since that time his batting average has fallen from .274 to .226.
On Wednesday in Toronto, Wieters went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a double play. He saw just 13 pitches.
We saw Wieters snap in game two when he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the fourth inning.