Tuesday night, the Orioles won their fourth straight one-run game of the 2013 season. After dropping their first three, the O’s are now 4-3 in games decided by one-run. If Matt Wieters would have just hit a sac fly instead of a walk off grand slam against the Rays last week, the Birds would be 5-3. Show off.
Amazingly, the Orioles have now won 100 straight regular season games when leading after the seventh inning. Small sample size? Luck? Unsustainable?
How about a good bullpen?
Closer Jim Johnson hasn’t allowed an earned run in 11 innings pitched this season. Neither has Brian Matusz in his 7 2/3 innings. Darren O’Day has a 0.90 ERA and 0.70 WHIP in ten appearances while Troy Patton has a 1.35 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over 6 2/3 innings of work.
These guys are the real deal.