I thought it'd be fun to use Baseball-Reference's Split Finder tool to see how the O's are doing in various situations. There's some interesting data and fun observations to be had here. All stats are through Sunday.
- Away: 3.81 ERA, batters are hitting .252/.319.388 against O's pitchers.
- Home: 4.87 ERA, batters are hitting .258/.341/.440. The offensive boost given by OPACY rears its head here.
- vs. right-handed batters: 3.93 ERA, batters are hitting .238/.315/.383.
- vs. left-handed batters: 4.74 ERA, batters are hitting .273/.346/.444. We see now where the damage is being done.
- Bonus split: lefty-on-lefty. 4.23 ERA, .260/.295/.418. O's lefties get hit pretty hard by left-handed batters. Not what you want to see.
Starters' splits by times through lineup:
- First time faced: 3.87 ERA, .234/.311/.382.
- Second time faced: 4.76 ERA, .263/.336/.432.
- Third time faced: 6.91 ERA, .311/.378/.547. Basically, if you face an Orioles starter for the third time in a game, you hit like Mike Trout. Yikes.
- In plate appearances that begin in a 1-0 count, O's pitchers allow a batting line of .271/.385/.433.
- In plate appearances that begin in an 0-1 count, O's pitchers allow a batting line of .214/.270/.351. You can see the correlation of success and a first-pitch strike in these numbers.
- Away: On the road, O's batters hit .273/.326/.451.
- Home: .256/.322/.418. You can see why the O's lose at home; the pitchers allow an extra run every nine innings and the hitters do worse than they do on the road.
- vs. RHP: .278/.340/.447.
- vs. LHP: .232/.286/.408. Why can't we hit lefties?
- Bonus split: lefty-on-lefty. .228/.282.368.
- First time faced: .300/.344/.533. The O's like to score early!
- Second time faced: .236/.295/.398.
- Third time faced: .284/.355/.420. It's fascinating to me that the second matchup is so bad but the third one is quite good.
- In plate appearances that begin in a 1-0 count, O's batters hit .264/.372/.450.
- In plate appearances that begin in an 0-1 count, O's batters hit .256/.289/.394.