The struggle is real.

After a 6-4 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles have fallen to 23-28 a season worst five games below .500. Since J.J. Hardy delivered the walkoff against the Rays on Friday, the O’s have dropped four straight.

The Birds never fell more three games below .500 in 2014 and a four game losing streak was their longest of the season.

After 51 games, the Orioles were 26-25 a year ago.

On the bright side, the AL East is still totally winnable — for any team. Despite being five games under, the O’s are just 3.5 back of the first place Yankees.