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The Death March begins

August Death March: What will the Orioles' record be?  

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  1. 1. How will the Orioles do in the next 22 games, 19 of which are against some of the best teams in MLB?

    • 0-22 or 1-21
      2
    • 2-20 or 3-19
      2
    • 4-18
      2
    • 5-17
      5
    • 6-16
      11
    • 7-15
      18
    • 8-14
      15
    • 9-13
      6
    • 10-12
      2
    • 11-11 or better
      8

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O's have been a winning team for the past 31 games, 16-15.

The last 29 games of the season, we actually have a very easy schedule, most of the games against non-contenders.

But between now and then, we have the August Death March.

  • 3 vs Yankees
  • 3 vs Astros
  • 4 at Yankees
  • 3 at Red Sox
  • 3 vs Royals
  • 4 vs Rays
  • 2 at Nationals

That is a brutal 22 game stretch.   If we are going to "make up any ground" on Detroit for the #1 pick, we'll have to do it in the next 24 days.

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I didn't vote because you didn't have a 22-0 option...

 

Seriously, I'd settle for 8 wins. Sox suck, Rays are tough, Yanks are legit.

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I think we've hit a bit of a stride, at least as much of one as we can have, given that we know what/who we're working with the rest of the way. The deadline angst is past, so now there's nothing to worry about but ball. 

I predict we'll hold our own against each of those teams. 

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9-13...I think we play a bit better on the road...I think we will be still significantly under .500 for this stretch but not by as drastic a number. 

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The contenders didn’t put together super teams this year at the deadline and now it’s costing them a bit. Especially the Yankees. I think we go 8-14. The lineup is really clicking. 

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Bumping so more people can vote before the deadline.

Kind of surprised that over 70% of the voters think we will go at least 7-15 vs the schedule we are facing.   Th

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I went ahead and voted 8-14.    Not as good as we’ve played the last month, but better than we’ve played overall.    It’s probably optimistic, but the Red Sox and Nats haven’t been that good this year, and the Royals stink.    

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I'm hoping to muster a W in each series (7-15).  I expect to lose each night we play but always hope for a "miracle".  I'm confident that we can "gain ground" on the Tigers, who want to avoid being worse than their record setting AL losing season.  In addition, if we can get to 45 wins by the end of this "rough patch", our ability to get 50 wins will be an almost certainty!  I won't predict that Chris Davis will end up over the "Mendoza Line", however.  

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On 8/5/2019 at 5:30 PM, OFFNY said:

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Let's start the Death March by beating 'Dem Yanks tonight.

 

 

 

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The Orioles lost all 3 games to the Yankees.

Next time, just shut up and watch the games.

 

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An alternate title to this thread, "Uh-oh, what if the Orioles start losing again?"  

For those who love to work with very small sample sizes,  32 runs allowed including 16 HRs in only 3 games, and it happened at home.     

Well, O's fans, the good news is 4 more in NY next week, but since the Yankees are the home team, they only get 8 innings instead of 9 to run up the score vs. Baltimore.

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