Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees: 3 takeaways
By Sam Belden
The Baltimore Orioles’ struggles continued against the New York Yankees, bringing their losing streak to a whopping seven games.
The recent run of rainy weather in the state of Maryland has affected every facet of life, from road closures to baseball. The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees were scheduled to play four games between Thursday and Sunday, but Mother Nature had other plans, causing a pair of postponements.
The Orioles did play on Friday and Saturday, and what we saw wasn’t pretty. The Birds jumped out to a first-inning lead in both contests, but starters Andrew Cashner and Kevin Gausman were both worn down by the Yankees’ potent lineup. The O’s also struggled to make plays on defense, capping the frustrating weekend with a three-error inning on Saturday.
At 17-41, the Orioles have the worst record in baseball — even stripped-down teams like the White Sox and Marlins are outperforming them by a significant margin. With their losing streak up to seven games, they’re on pace for a 47-115 record. They won’t finish quite that low — numbers tend to regress toward the mean over the course of a long season — but it’s worth wondering how far they’ll fall before the tide starts to turn.
The Birds’ poor play looked even worse than usual going up against the Yankees, but there’s still the future to look forward to. They’ll try to turn things around when they take on the Mets this week. Until then, here are three takeaways from a wet and woeful weekend.