The Bowie Baysox have been struggling as of late. Going into Wednesday’s game, the Baysox dropped five of their past seven games. Everyone in the baseball world knows the odds of winning a game for a team increase exponentially once they score four or more runs. However, in each of those five losses, they failed to score more than three runs.
In Tuesday night’s game, the Baysox did not score any runs as they lost to the Harrisburg Senators by a score of 7-0. Unfortunately for Bowie, the pattern continued on Wednesday night. Despite solid performances from starter Eduardo Rodriguez and relievers, Steve Hensley and Matt Bischoff, who only allowed two runs off of nine hits, Bowie could not manufacture any run support for their pitchers as Bowie lost by a score of 2-0. .
Some of Bowie’s hotter bats have been struggling as of late, especially Christian Walker. The first baseman, who seemed as though he was in prime position to make his Major League debut with the numbers he was putting up early on, has been in a “big-time” slump. Over the past ten games he has only batted .194 with only seven hits to account for during his past 36 at-bats.
Walker’s power has seemed to have diminished as well. Since recording his fifteenth home run at the beginning of June, he has only hit five more round-trippers.
If Bowie wants to get back on track, they need to compliment the good outings from their pitchers with run production that puts the team in a position to win come the eighth and ninth innings. If they cannot get things straightened after the All Star break in the coming week, it may be a long second half of the season for the Orioles’ Double-A affiliate.