55 home runs – Best in baseball. Currently, Manny Machado and Mark Trumbo have 11 HR each while Chris Davis has 9 longballs. The entire Atlanta Braves team has nine home runs. Nine. As a team.
Five Stolen Bases – Worst in baseball. That’s right, the Orioles have five stolen bases in 36 games. We all know they don’t run much, but five steals? That’s a pace of 22.5 steals for the season. Right now they have five players each with a steal. Right now there are 28 players with at least six steals.
26 HR allowed – That mark is tied for second best in all of baseball with the Chicago Cubs, and they both trail the New York Mets who have allowed 24. It’s early yet and the hot Baltimore summer hasn’t kicked in yet, but still…pretty impressive. Don’t tell that to the Cincinnati Reds, who have allowed a league worst 64 HR. Yikes!
Adam Jones is clutch! Jonesy is batting .500 with runners in scoring position and two men out. He is 5 for 10 in those situations so far and has gotten the job done.
Jones is crushing it in May – Also, Jones is having himself a nice May after a little bit of a slow start to the season which was hampered by some nagging injuries. Halfway through this month, Jones is batting .321 with four home runs and 11 RBI.
14 Errors – that is how many errors the Orioles have made this year, which is the least in all of baseball. Right now, Aledmys Diaz, the rookie shortstop from St. Louis has committed the most errors by one person, with nine so far this year. Someone should get Jonathan Schoop some tissues, as I’m sure he is sad to see the Detroit Tigers leave town. During the four game series against the Tigers, Schoop went 6 for 14 (.429 average) with two home runs and 10 RBI.
And most importantly, 23-13 which is the Orioles record thus far into the 2016 MLB season, which puts them tied for first place in the AL East with the Boston Red Sox and six games ahead of the next closest teams (Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays).
By Andy Mindzak