The Orioles Just Achieved Something They Hadn’t Done In Five Years And Baltimore Fans Are Rejoicing

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  • The Baltimore Orioles have a 14-10 record thus far in the month of June.
  • With only two games left in the month, Baltimore is guaranteed to finish with an over-.500 record in that span.
  • It’s the first time in five years they’ve done that, and fans are enjoying the hope that it’s giving them,

Things are looking up for the Baltimore Orioles.

No, really!

The Orioles are 14-10 in the month of June and highly touted prospect Adley Rutschman is beginning to come into his own. With just two games left in the month, Baltimore is guaranteed to finish June with an over-.500 record. That’s something the O’s haven’t done is a staggeringly long time. August of 2017, to be exact.

Not only has it been five years since the O’s had a winning month, but every other Major League Baseball team has done so at least twice in that time frame. Even the Pittsburgh Pirates!

In the time since the Orioles last had a month over .500, the Houston Astros have done so 23 times and both the Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers have made three World Series appearances.

Baltimore’s offense is largely driving the success. The Orioles bats are averaging 5.04 runs per game in the month of June. Extrapolated over the course of the 2022 season, that would rank third in the league behind only the New York Yankees and Dodgers.

Baltimore has a long way to go to be a true competitor. But fans are happily clinging on to first sign of hope they’ve had in years.

Break out the Natty Bohs, because the Orioles are going streaking!