State of the Orioles through two games

Think about a precarious situation you’ve been in and the direction your mind went whether it be positive or negative. Life is all about perspective and that perspective can help shape your outlook on a situation.

10 runs, 15 hits, and 5 stolen bases
8 runs, 13 hits, and 5 stolen bases
Pitching: 9 runs, 11 hits, and 3 walks
9 runs, 11 hits, and 2 walks

The Orioles sit at 1-1 despite 18 runs scored, 28 hits, and 10 steals in two games. Ryan Mckenna is the easy way out if you were to criticize the Orioles for not starting 2-0, however, one play does not make for victory or defeat.
A lack of quality or even serviceable pitching has been a detriment through two games. Give credit where credit is due, Oriole pitching has issued a meager five walks through two games. The pitching from the starting rotation to the middle relievers, to the closer Felix Bautista have struggled. Bautista who was a pleasant surprise last season has struggled to find his command through two games.

The Orioles have shown they are willing to challenge the opposition when they get on base. With 10 steals already, it’s clear the O’s can and plans on beating you in a multitude of ways. The Oriole team record is 8 steals in a game and they’ve hit five steals two times in two games.

No matter how you slice it this offense looks different, different than we’ve seen in years past when it was home run or bust.

Jon Shearer