Much like the weather in Detroit, the Orioles stayed ice cold against the Tigers and dropped their third straight game, 10-4.
The Birds are now 1-3 on the young season and have been outscored 11-21. As Daniel Clark points out on Twitter, the O’s started the season 3-1 in 2012 and 2013 and 4-0 in 2011. They posted positive run differentials (+13, +6 and +9) over the first four games of those seasons respectively.
It’s early though. We are officially 2.47 percent through the 2014 season.
Ryan Flaherty hasn’t looked good so far. He’s gone 0-for-15 with 7 strikeouts. Jonathan Schoop picked up his first hit since Opening Day in the ninth, an RBI single to cut the Tigers lead to a mere six runs. Schoop is 2-for-11 with 4 K’s. Nick Markakis took an 0-for-5 on Friday in the leadoff spot. He’s recorded three singles in 18 at-bats over the first four games.
How about some positives? Gimme a second to find a couple.
Here you go!
A seemingly more patient Adam Jones recorded his second walk of the season. It took Jones 16 games to record two BB’s in 2013. Chris Davis also drove in a couple runners on Friday, he has recorded doubles in back-to-back games after starting the season 0-for-6.