Here is a stat you may not have been aware of: O’s right-hander Scott Feldman, who makes his third start for the team today, has better stats against the AL East than his overall career numbers.
Feldman is 46-51 in his career with a 4.70 ERA. In 25 career starts against the AL East teams, he is 10-9 with a 4.08 ERA.
If he pitches well today, the Orioles can head into the All-Star break coming off a win and with a 53-43 record.
Click here for an interview I did with Feldman this week about his first two starts with his new team.
Some other Blue Jays-O’s notes:
* Chris Davis has 10 hits since June 29 (going 10-for-48.) Eight of those hits have been homers, one was a double and one was a single. So, eight of his last 10 hits have gone over the wall. Davis has just one single in his last 17 games.
* He hasn’t played much lately, but Ryan Flaherty is batting .432 (16-for-37) over his last 13 games, with four homers and nine RBIs.
* The Orioles and Blue Jays rank first and second in the majors in home runs, with the Orioles at 130 and Toronto at 115.
* The Orioles have tied a club record with a homer in 16 straight AL East games. The record was first set from May 18 to June 24, 1979.
* The Orioles’ bullpen has pitched to an ERA of 1.90 over the last 16 games.
* Since winning their first two games this year against Toronto, the Orioles are 3-7. They have lost five of the last six against the Blue Jays.
* Adam Jones, Davis and Edwin Encarnacion have all homered in the first two games of this series. Davis has now homered in three straight games. Davis has three streaks this year of homering in at least three consecutive games. No other player in MLB has done so more than once.