Just part of ebb and flow of the season, or have O's hit a bump in road?

If you are the worrying kind, you could potentially find something to worry about when you consider that since the Orioles let that game get away last Sunday at Oakland they are 2-4.

Almost any team will look flat when they are shut out and the Orioles did Friday night at Anaheim, held to a season-low three hits and shutout for the second time this year. The first was April 14 at New York by Hiroki Kuroda.

There are also these offensive stats: In the series at Oakland the Orioles scored 28 runs with 16 extra-base hits, a .315 batting average and a .349 average with runners in scoring position.

In the five games since, at Seattle and Anaheim, the Orioles are batting just .219 (37-for-169) with 15 extra-base hits, 17 runs and an average of .194 (6-for-31) with runners in scoring position.

Today, they will get more information on the extent of the right knee injury to Chris Davis and the thumb blister that forced Miguel Gonzalez to leave last night after 80 pitches.

By the way, Manny Machado's 11-game batting streak ended with an 0-for-4 Friday. He is still batting .392 (20-for-51) over his last dozen games with seven doubles, a triple, a homer and seven RBIs. He has 11 hits his last 25 at-bats and is 13-for-30 (.433) with six doubles and four RBIs over his last seven games.

Nothing to worry about there.

Friday was a tough night for the American League East against the AL West:

* Los Angeles beat the Orioles 4-0, as the O's had three hits.
* Oakland beat New York 2-0, as the Yankees had six hits.
* Texas beat Boston 7-0, as the Red Sox had six hits.
* Seattle beat Toronto 4-0, as the Blue Jays had five hits.

Remember how Toronto won the offseason? They haven't won jack since. The Blue Jays are now 10-20 and 10 ½ games out of first place. Not saying they can't come back, but they are digging themselves quite a hole to try and get out of.

Remember when the big winter question from some O's fans was about what the club needed to do to match all those moves by Toronto?

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