“The lovely totals” is BaltimoreSportsReport.com‘s homage to Orioles radio broadcaster Joe Angel’s phrase after each game. We’ll take a look back at the series against the Boston Red Sox and dig into the numbers of the Orioles sweep.
16-2 – Boston’s record against the Orioles in the 18 games the two clubs faced each other in 2009. The Sox swept four of the six series and the O’s were just 1-8 in Baltimore against Boston.
4-2 – Baltimore’s record against the Red Sox so far this season.
3-1 – Baltimore’s record in extra inning games this season.
0-15 – Baltimore’s record when scoring fewer than four runs this season, prior to yesterday.
July 9-12, 1998 – The last time the Orioles swept Boston in a series of three or more games.
September 2-4, 1974 – The last time the Orioles had a three game sweep of Boston at home.
.183 (23-153) – Baltimore’s batting average with runners in scoring position over their first 19 games.
1 LOB – In Friday’s game the Orioles left just one runner on base, they accomplished this once last season against Seattle on July 6.
September 14, 2008 – The last time the Orioles hit five or more home runs. They hit five in their 12-9 defeat of the Sox on Saturday night.
5 of their last 7 games – The Birds have had double digit hits five of their last seven games. Prior to this stretch they reached this feat just three times in their first 17 games.
22 of his last 24 games – Matt Wieters has reached base safely in 22 of his last 24 games and has 11 multi-hit games.
5 RBI – Nick Markakis recorded a 5 RBI night on Saturday. He had just four total in the entire month of April.
18-42, .429 AVG, 5 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI – Nick Markakis’ line over the past ten games.
11-27, .407 AVG, 5 R, 2 2B, 3 HR – Ty Wigginton’s line over his past seven games.
Hopefully the lovely totals continue to pile up in the Bronx. Check out the series preview and let us know what you think.
Stats from Baltimore Orioles game notes.