MLB.com is maintaining monitor of a Stat of the Day for the Orioles this season, highlighting a novel, fascinating or enjoyable nugget from every sport.
April 8: Pink Sox 7, Orioles 3 — O’s make swing-and-miss historical past
The Orioles are profitable early within the 12 months, however they’re additionally whiffing. After placing out 14 instances of their home-opening loss to the Pink Sox, the O’s punched out at the least 13 instances for the fifth consecutive sport, turning into the primary crew in MLB historical past to try this. Baltimore’s batters have been struck out 73 instances throughout the streak.
April 7: Orioles 4, Yankees 3 (11) — Means approaches Palmer document
By holding the Yankees to at least one run over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday, John Means turned the primary O’s pitcher with six straight begins permitting one earned run or fewer since Jim Palmer strung eight straight collectively in 1978. Palmer owns the franchise document. Means owns a 1.27 ERA in 35 1/3 innings throughout his streak.
April 6: Yankees 7, Orioles 2 — Mullins extends leadoff streak
Orioles middle fielder Cedric Mullins has hit safely in every of his first 5 video games. Along with his leadoff single within the first inning off Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole, Mullins has gone 4-for-5 in his first at-bat of the sport to begin the season. He’s 11-for-21 (.524) with 4 runs and three doubles. Mullins is simply the third Oriole to document at the least 11 hits of their first 5 video games to begin a season, trailing solely Adam Jones (12 in 2013) and Eddie Murray (12 in 1982).
April 5: Yankees 7, Orioles 0 — Bumpy within the Bronx
The Yankees have been an particularly troublesome opponent for the Orioles throughout their rebuild. This was Baltimore’s eleventh straight loss at Yankee Stadium, matching the membership’s longest street dropping streak vs. the Yanks. The O’s additionally misplaced 11 straight within the Bronx throughout the 1955-56 seasons. They’ve scored one or zero runs of their previous 5 video games at Yankee Stadium, the longest such streak by any crew on the venue.
April 4: Orioles 11, Pink Sox 3 — Mullins reaches 6 instances
Cedric Mullins reached in all six plate appearances whereas recording the Orioles’ first five-hit sport since Trey Mancini on Sept. 24, 2019, notching three doubles, two singles and one stroll. He’s the primary Oriole, and sixth participant total since 1952, to document 5 hits, three doubles and at the least one stroll in a sport. The final was Indians catcher Kelly Shoppach towards the Tigers on July 30, 2008.
Mullins is 9-for-13 to start the season. His 9 hits are probably the most by an Oriole by way of the primary three video games. The most effective was eight, by Billy Gardner (1957), Paul Blair (’75) and Brady Anderson (’97).
April 3: Orioles 4, Pink Sox 2 — Orioles come out of gate robust
The Orioles are off to a 2-0 begin for the primary time since 2017, and at the moment are eying their first collection sweep at Fenway Park since August 25-27 of that very same 12 months. The final time they opened the season with a three-game collection sweep was in ’16, after they did so at house towards the Twins. The O’s opened that season on a seven-game win streak, en path to an 89-73 document.
April 2: Orioles 3, Pink Sox 0 — Means joins elite firm
John Means was supposed to begin Opening Day for the Orioles in 2020, however he missed the task with arm fatigue. He greater than made up for it in Friday at Fenway Park, the identical venue the place Means made his MLB debut down the stretch in ’18. He produced his best begin within the Majors, holding the Pink Sox to at least one hit throughout seven shutout innings, placing out 5 and strolling none.
Means turned the primary O’s pitcher to go seven-plus and permit one hit or much less on Opening Day, and simply the third on document to try this for any crew with out strolling a batter in his crew’s opener. The others? Jordan Zimmermann in 2019 and Irv Younger in 1906.