The Baltimore Orioles has kept the HR chain moving through all of May, and it is still literal fire. Follow along as we break down the movement of the chain.
When the first edition of the Baltimore Orioles Chain Talk came out, we had planned to update you, the readers, once a week. Well, the O’s have been hitting them so hard and so often, that they messed up our plan of attack. Brandon Hyde’s men have been on fire at the dish, and all of this is making Baltimore Orioles baseball very enjoyable again.
Going back to the very beginning, if you are just catching up, click here to read how the HR chain became a thing, and how it has rejuvenated the O’s. The month of May and the start of June, for that matter, has been wild for homeruns.
After a dismal April with only 10 homers, May gave us 33 homeruns! That’s an increase in power unlike we have seen in a while, as the Baltimore Orioles have averaged a homer per day of the month. Before getting into the May stats, and who is leading the Chain Tracker, let’s take a look back at the last Tracker happened at the donning of the new “Chain Era.”
Baltimore Orioles Chain Talk: The HR chain was on fire in May
The last time we checked on this tracker, Cedric Mullins and Ryan Mountcastle wore it two times, with Ramon Urias, Austin Hayes, Jorge Mateo, and Felix Bautista each with one donning of the flair. Bautista is still the only pitcher to earn the accolade, and to note, the first to do so.
Birds Watcher: Orioles Chain Talk Tracker Edition 1.2:
Anthony Santander – 6x
Ramon Urias – 4x (1x already in June)
Ryan Mountcastle – 4x (1x already in June)
Rougned Odor – 4x (1x already in June)
Austin Hayes – 3x
Cedric Mullins – 3x
Jorge Mateo – 3x
Trey Mancini – 2x (1x already in June)
Robinson Chirinos – 2x
Tyler Nevin – 1x
Anthony Bemboom – 1x
Felix Bautista – 1x (The only pitcher)
Something that started partially as a joke and just fun has turned into a remarkably electric atmosphere. The swagger is back in Charm City, and it can be found at every turn. None more so, than the times seen in the dugout before and after a Baltimore Orioles homer. LETS GO O’s!