The Baltimore Orioles ended May with a 31-24 record, which is a .564 winning percentage. They began the month of June in third place, 1/2 game behind the second-place New York Yankees and 1 1/2 games behind the Red Sox in the A.L. East. At the end of the month they had lost a game on the division leaders (they are now 2 1/2 games out) but have moved into second place and put some distance between themselves and the rest of the division. The formerly second-place Yankees have fallen to fourth place and the third place Rays are 3 1/2 games behind the Orioles.
- 130 runs scored (4.64 runs per game)
- 125 runs allowed (4.46 runs per game)
- Their longest losing streak was 4 and their longest winning streak was 4. The winning streak is intact into July.
- They played 9 series in June and they were 6-2-1 (same as in May, weirdly).
- The most runs they scored in May was 13, which they did against the Tigers on June 19th. They hit double digits in runs three times, the other two being a 10-7 win against the Rays and the beatdown they gave the Yankees on Saturday night.
- The must runs they gave up was 13 on June 23rd against the Blue Jays.
- They had just one shutout in June, a 2-0 victory over the Red Sox on June 14th.
- They were shut out once, a 8-0 loss to the Rays on June 8th.
The Hot Hitters
Chris Davis -.290/.336/.692 with 12 HR, 7 2B, 6 BB. Not as other worldly as his May numbers, but still pretty great.
Ryan Flaherty -.297/.333/.486 in 74 AB. 3 BB, 4 HR, 2 2B. He even threw in one stolen base for good measure.
J.J. Hardy -.324/.364/.520 with 5 HR, 5 2B, and most impressively for J.J., 7 BB.
Manny Machado - .303/.325/.437 with 1 HR, 13 2B, and 3 BB.
The Cold Hitters
Matt Wieters -.225/.274/.371 with 6 BB, 3 HR, and 2 2B.
Nate McLouth -.255/.327/.357 with 2 HR, 4 2B, 9 BB and 7 SB/3 CS. Not a horrible month, but his OBP dropped 18 points and his stolen bases curtailed quite a bit.
Adam Jones -.237/.248/.386 with 4 HR, 5 2B, and no walks. His batting average is coming back down to normal and without any walks his OBP is tumbling with it.
Nick Markakis -.229/.268/.305 with 1 HR, 5 2B, and 6 BB. These numbers totally shocked me. I knew he was down, but woah.
Chris Dickerson -10-for-43 with 2 BB and 3 2B.
Alexi Casilla - 7-for-21 with 3 BB, 1 2B, 1 3B, and 1 HR.
Steve Pearce (DL) - 5-for17 with 0 BB and 0 XBH
Danny Valencia - 9-for-36 with 3 BB, 3 2B, and 2 HR. He didn't get on base much (.308 OBP) but when he did, he hit it far (.500 SLG)
Taylor Teagarden - 3-for-18 with 2 HR and 0 BB
Starting Pitchers - Ranked by June ERA
|Miguel Gonzalez||5/5||34 1/3||2.88||7||28||5||.213/.254/.369|
|Jason Hammel||5/5||28 2/3||5.34||10||16||8||.241/.317/.491|
|Jake Arrieta**||1/1||4 2/3||9.64||1||3||1||.455/.458/.636|
|Freddy Garcia***||5/4||17 2/3||10.19||6||11||9||.390/.345/.805|
*stats include one relief appearance of 4 1/3 innings
**currently in AAA Norfolk, thinking about what he did
***stats include one relief appearance of 1 inning and he's also in Norfolk, biding his time
Relief Pitchers - Ranked by # of Appearances in June
|Brian Matusz||12||10 2/3||1.67||5/0||.364/.388/.477||5.91||1.781|
|Darren O'Day||12||11 2/3||6||4/1||.277/.261/.364||3.09||1.029|
|Troy Patton||11||12 1/3||12/0||6/0||.267/.267/.311||1.46||0.973|
|Pedro Strop||7||4 2/3||7/1||6/5||.391/.440/.739||11.57||2.143|
|T.J. McFarland*||7||19 1/3||2.83||7/7||.296/.345/.519||6.52||1.552|
Steve Johnson (DL)
|Jair Jurrjens**||1||2 1/3||1/0||3/0||.333/.333/.556||0.00||1.286|
*stats include on 2 2/3 inning start with 3 runs given up
**DFA'd after his appearance
To compare these numbers to the previous month, check out my May review.