The O's are 53-43, third place in the AL East. They're still 4.5 GB from first; as a consolation prize, they are 2.5 games ahead of the Yankees.
The O's did OK this week, going 4-3. They went 2-1 against the Rangers to split the series and took two out of three from the Blue Jays.
36, or an excellent 5.14 per game. That's the offense we know and love! The team as a whole hit .243/.304/.435 with a wOBA of .323.
34, or 4.85 per game. Not the greatest, but, that's why we have this killer offense.
Best Hitter/Worst Hitter
Davis, Schmavis ... Adam Jones picked up this week's Best Hitter award with a .550 wOBA, which led not only the Orioles, but also all of baseball.
The man to his left, however, didn't do so well. After excelling last week, Nick Markakis flailed about to the tune of a .194 wOBA.
Best Pitcher/Worst Pitcher
Wei-Yin Chen easily takes this award, going seven innings against the Rangers while giving up just one run.
Kevin Gausman is spending some time in AAA after facing eight batters in just 1.2 innings in his latest outing. He gave up two hits, walked two, struck out none, and gave up two runs.
Crush Davis Update
It's old news by now, but Davis hit four more home runs to climb to 37 on the season. The total ties the pre-ASB record set by Reggie Jackson in 1969.
Manny's Doubles Update
Machado went doubles-less; he still leads the majors with 39. Here's hoping he ropes a few in the All Star Game after they take Miguel Cabrera out in the fourth inning.
Adam Jones "The Power and the Patience" Update
Jones hit three dingers to give him 19 and (gasp!) walked an astounding four times to reach 11 on the season. His walk rate leapt from 2.3% to 3.1%. For context, his career low is 3.7% in 2010.
Jim Johnson recovered from that nasty loss against the Yankees. He made three appearances, giving up three hits total, walking none (but striking out just two), and getting all three saves. He leads the majors in saves with 33, three ahead of Joe Nathan and Mariano Rivera. He also leads the majors in losses by relievers (7) and shares the lead in blown saves (6, with James Russell of the Cubs). Oh, baseball.
J.J. Hardy had a good week with a .317 wOBA. The highlight was undoubtedly the three-run tater he hit against the Rangers on July 12th.
Jair Jurrjens was DFA'd.
No more games until Friday, when the O's resume against the Rangers (+23 run differential) in Arlington and then fly to Kansas City (-8) for a four-game set there.