What we saw the last two nights has been pretty rare for about two months now in terms of Orioles' starting pitching.
Zach Britton and Alfredo Simon each gave up just one run and it's the first time in more than two months that O's starters gave up one earned run or less in back-to-back starts.
If you remember the first four games of the season, O's starters were amazing in giving up just two earned run over 26 innings in the first four games. Since then, eight times between game five and June 18, O's starters went back-to-back games giving up one earned run or less.
But it hasn't happened since then until the last two games. Maybe Jeremy Guthrie will make it three straight tonight at Minnesota.
Meanwhile, several Orioles are picking it up at bat as well:
Robert Andino now has a nine-game hitting streak and is hitting .333 (12-for-36) with five RBIs during the streak.
Adam Jones is batting .395 over his last 11 games at 15-for-38. Over his last 30 games, Jones is batting .336 with six homers, 12 RBIs and 12 multi-hit games.
Vlad Guerrero has five doubles over his last seven games. Over the last 11 games, Guerrero is batting .313 with five doubles, a homer and eight RBIs.
J.J. Hardy is batting .393 (11-for-28) during a six-game hitting streak and has two doubles, a homer and two RBIs in that time.
Mark Reynolds is batting .357 over his past seven games at 10-for-28 with two doubles, a triple, a homer and four RBIs.
Matt Wieters is 8-for-17 during a five-game hitting streak after coming up with an RBI double and four walks in five plate appearances last night. Wieters has an RBI in five straight games. Over his last 10 games, he is batting .344 (11-for-32) with three homers and six RBIs.