If the Baltimore Orioles aren’t the best story in Major League Baseball, I don’t know which team is.
Last night the Orioles won their fifth straight game with a sweep of the Seattle Mariners. 24-year-old Steve Johnson earned his first career win 23 years after his dad earned his. The Baltimore native got the call and fanned 9 M’s batters over six innings.
This team has won 8 of their last 10 and is 9 games over .500 for the first time since June 26.
The Orioles and their 60-51 record sit in second place in the American League East and are tied for the Wild Card on August freaking 9. They don’t care about your sabremetrics, their run differential or what you think of their rotation.
Why Not 2012?