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You may remember my post a few weeks ago detailing the Orioles 16-game death march of pitching.
Well, they decided that 16 games of self-flagellation wasn't enough, and continued the downward spiral through season's end, to the tune of 308 runs surrendered over their last 39 games:
You have to go back to the 1996 Detroit Tigers (the 53-109, 6.38 season ERA guys) to find the last time a team relinquished that many runs in a 39-game span.
In their last 39 games. the O's surrendered ten or more runs 11 times. (There were 8 teams that had fewer than 11 such games all season.)
The 11-28 finish has become commonplace for the Orioles, as they've managed to hang around the vicinity of .500 for anywhere from two to four months before crashing and burning in the past few years:
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