Taking notes

The Orioles and Giants have split six games all-time, with the road team taking two of three in both series. The Orioles visited San Francisco in 2002 and the Giants visited Camden Yards in 2004.

The Orioles are 1-5 in interleague play this year (1-2 at Washington, 0-3 vs. the Mets). They went 11-7 against the NL in 2009 to tie the franchise mark for best record in interleague play (also 1999 and 2008).

Don't you miss those glory days?

They'll pass you by.

The Orioles are 102-133 all-time in interleague play, and I'm completely over it. Play a home-and-home series against your "rival" - in this case, the Nats - and be done.

Just my opinion.

The Orioles are 56-63 against the NL at Camden Yards since interleague play began in 1997.

Brad Bergesen has the only hit by an Orioles pitcher against the NL this year. He jokes that he's carrying a two-season hitting streak.

In the club's interleague history, Brian Roberts is the Orioles' leader in runs (91), total bases (271) and stolen bases (23). Melvin Mora leads in home runs (20) and RBI (70).

Doesn't do the Orioles much good this season.

The Orioles have hit two home runs in their last nine games spanning 308 at-bats. They rank 11th in the AL in homers with 49, a mere 50 behind league-leading Toronto.

They're still the only team in baseball without a home run from their first basemen.

Does that still qualify as a "funk," or are we long past it?

The Orioles have scored 33 runs in their last 15 games, and 39 in their last 17. They've been shut out or held to one run eight times in those 17 games. They've been held to three runs or fewer 39 times in 63 games.

They've totaled 30 extra-base hits (23 doubles, one triple, six homers) in their last 17 games.

Ty Wigginton is tied for eighth in the AL with 13 home runs despite not hitting any in his last 19 games and 64 at-bats, both season highs.

Will Ohman has allowed seven earned runs in his last six games (4 2/3 innings) after not allowing a run in his first 25 appearances.

Triple-A Norfolk third baseman Josh Bell has hit .333 (22-for-66) with nine doubles, five RBIs and 12 runs scored over his last 18 games. He also has nine multi-hit games over that span to raise his average from .237 to .266.

Tides shortstop Robert Andino has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, batting .300 (18-for-60) with two home runs, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored. He's also batting .433 (13-for-30) with runners in scoring position and two outs.

Corner infielder Brandon Snyder has hit safely in 24 of his last 33 games, batting .304 (34-for-112) with four home runs and 20 RBIs and raising his average from .181 to .248.

Reliever Ross Wolf has lowered his ERA to 2.17 for the season by not allowing a run in seven June appearances. He's given up only two hits and two walks, and struck out four, in 8 2/3 innings.

Double-A Bowie pitcher Steve Johnson leads the Eastern League with 66 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings, including four from a suspended game that will become official once it's resumed. He's reached 500 strikeouts for his career.

Opponents are batting .215 against Johnson, who's 3-3 with a 3.99 ERA if you factor in the suspended game, when he tossed three perfect innings.

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