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The Saturday night Orioles game thread: vs. Twins, 7:05

The Orioles entered this Twins series on a roll. That roll has been halted. They will look to get moving again behind Chris Tillman on Saturday night.

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Well, we're good and in the soup now, aren't we? I mean, WE'RE not in the soup, because it's not us who are playing the games and failing against the freaking Minnesota Twins. But the Orioles are in the soup, which is not the place to be. Someone is going to come along and eat that soup eventually, or dump it out. I'm not really sure why people say in the soup - but don't be in the soup.

They have no one to blame but themselves, really. This team was reeling when they came to Camden Yards. The Orioles are good at home. Instead they've turned in largely suckfests against a couple of mediocre pitchers. They have somehow managed to lose no ground because the Angels are also in the middle of a disappointing stretch of baseball... but the Royals and Rangers await for the O's. They needed to be winning the gravy games.

Oh, sure, they're still 5-3 in this homestand, and if they somehow win the final two games in this series to split the series, it'll be a 7-3 homestand, still pretty good. But that's a big if. They need to actually break out and score some runs, preferably at the same time as their starting pitchers do not suck. This is easier said than done.

I won't be watching this particular contest as I will be in the stands in Bowie. I am aware that if the Orioles win this game, I'm not allowed to watch tomorrow either. Something tells me I will be safely watching tomorrow's game - and probably hating it.

Speaking of that adventure, I am leaving the house before there are any lineups to share with you, but being as you are a resourceful people, I trust you will be OK without them this once.