Orioles Miracle Streak Is Finally Over

Will Ferrell - Orioles streakingStat nerds are popping champagne like the ’72 Dolphins do when that final undefeated team takes a loss. The Orioles streak of 109 victories when leading after seven innings was snapped with an ugly 10-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Birds bullpen kept this miracle streak alive from August 8, 2011 through May 18, 2013. RIP, streak. You will be missed.

On Saturday the O’s lost their fourth straight game (a new season high) for the first time since May 26-June 1, 2012 when they lost six straight games. That was their longest losing streak last season.

Over the last three games, the Orioles have allowed 30 runs. Offensively, they’ve totalled 37 hits over that span, but it’s their pitching that has killed them. The O’s haven’t received a quality start in seven of their last eight games.

To put the Debbie Downer cherry on top, the Birds face one of this season’s most dominant pitchers in the American League on Sunday, Matt Moore. He’s looking for his eighth win of the season and has limited his opponents to a .172 batting average.

Oh joy.

Above stats from Roch Kubatko, Steve Melewski and Rich Dubront on Twitter. You should follow those guys.

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.

4 Comments

  1. Willo

    May 19, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Glad that monkey is off of the O’s back. It is time to begin anew and today is the day. Matt Moore better call out sick because I predict the O’s light him up and “Tillman the stopper” gets a quality start. Keep in mind the favorite loses seventy percent of the time, so the odds are in the O’s favor today. Whose with me?

  2. The Intimidator

    May 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Zach, I was popping champagne last night like the ’72 Dolphns cause I got two numbers correct on the Powerball! I think thats a first for me… That and waking up with a beautiful blonde chick named Barbie…

    • spy

      May 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Glad to see your ok,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,blondes named Barbie just have to be nice for you…………….

  3. spy

    May 19, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Zach,,,,,statistics are for losers…………………..we had fourteen years of statistics that said the O’s were losers , lets move on to wins and loses and what the O’s need to get to the world series,,,,,,,,,,,,,,after fourteen long years of losing and poor stats the fans deserve a series , don’t you think ?????????????????