Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Most Embarrassing Series in a Long, Long Time

Of the top of my head, it's the most embarrassing series I can remember.  I wrote about this after Tuesday's game, and now I wish I hadn't, because I just have to do it all over again today.  At that point, I figured the Twins would win at least one of the two remaining games, and probably put up multiple runs in each.  But they did none of those things, so everything I wrote then is still applicable.  Since I don't have the energy to write sensibly about such a deplorable series, I'm going to move to bullets.

  • The Orioles had allowed at least two runs in 62 consecutive games, dating back to June 10.  The Twins scored one run in all four games of the series.
  • Baltimore had not allowed fewer than two runs in consecutive games since the first four games of the season.
  • In 12 of their last 13 games, the Orioles have allowed at least four runs, the same number the Twins scored in the entire series.
  • The Orioles had not swept a road series since that first series against Tampa Bay.  They hadn't won a road series since mid-May.  Heck, they hadn't won any series period since June 26 against Cincinnati, a stretch of 15 straight opponents.
  • The last time Baltimore swept a 4-game series on the road?  That was  back in July of 2010.
  • Those are all long streaks the Twins just broke.  But what about the last time the Orioles allowed 4 or fewer runs in a 4-game series anywhere?  I don't know, but I can tell you it hasn't happened this millennium, and they've only done it four times in a series of any length since 2000.  And that's even including 2-game series.
  • The Orioles had 18 wins and 42 losses in road games when they arrived at Target Field.  Then they won 4 in a row.  That pretty much sums it up.
In other words, read the title of the post again.

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