It's getting pretty ugly. The O's dropped their third straight game, falling to the visiting Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Thursday.
And it's not like these games were close. The Birds have been outscored 27-6 over these past three losses. The pitching is now starting to go downhill, after about two weeks of no offense. It's like the starters know they have to hold the other team to all zeroes, and they are trying to be too fine...it isn't working. The offense has completely vanished, and the Birds are in the middle of a 3-for-52 slump with runners in scoring position...
Wei-Yin Chen was the latest starter to falter, surrendering six runs on six hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings, striking out three and serving up two long balls.
J.J. Hardy was the offensive star of the game, going 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer, his 12th of the season. But that was all the O's could manage, going 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranding six runners on base.
Jake Arrieta takes the mound on Friday night...here's hoping the Birds find their bats.