Tonight the Orioles meet the Texas Rangers for the first time since they beat Texas in the American League Wild Card game last October 5.
That was just the O’s fourth win in the last 14 meetings against the Rangers. The Orioles are 2-10 the last two regular seasons against the Rangers. Texas has won seven of its last 10 games at Camden Yards and is 21-14 in this park since 2005.
As they return home tonight the Orioles hope their offense returns as well. During the six-game trip to Chicago and New York, the Orioles scored just 16 runs with a team average of only .205. The O’s had just five hits in 35 at-bats with runners in scoring position during the trip.
Here is how some players fared on that trip:
* Brian Roberts: 2-for-19
* Chris Davis: 3-for-21
* J.J. Hardy: 1-for-22
* Adam Jones: 6-for-24
* Matt Wieters: 3-for-14
* Manny Machado: 4-for-24
* Nate McLouth: 4-for-16
* Nick Markakis: 10-for-22
Tonight the O’s face lefty Derek Holland, who is 6-4 with a 3.13 ERA. He is 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA in five career games against the Orioles. Holland’s 11 quality starts tie him with Yu Darvish for the Texas team lead.
Will the O’s find their bats on this homestand or are you concerned about the offense right now?