Results and Standings
The Orioles went 2-5 this past week against Tampa Bay and Houston, sandwiching a five-game losing streak between two one-run wins. The team scored a paltry 17 runs and allowed 29. Yeesh.
The team's record is 24-29, but despite being five games under .500 they are just 4.5 games back in the AL East. Their predicted end-of-season record has dipped to 78-84.
Best Hitter / Worst Hitter
The team's best hitter, believe it or not, was Delmon Young. He rapped out a .318/.348/.591 line supported by two home runs. That's a 163 wRC+. Manny Machado scuffled a bit in the leadoff spot; although he also had two dingers, he didn't have much else to go with them, resulting in an 83 wRC+ (.214/.241/.429).
Best Start / Worst Start
Collectively, the O's starters weren't very good this week, as you can guess by the large number of runs allowed. But Wei-Yin Chen had a good start on Thursday June 4th against the Astros. He struck out nine batters, walked two, and gave up a dinger in 6.1 innings of work. It was more than Mike Wright could say; in his start in Houston the rookie struck out only four, walked one, and gave up two home runs in five innings.
The Orioles continue their road trip in Cleveland and then return home to face Boston and the Yankees.