Some stats to ponder before today's doubleheader

Some notes, stats and facts to ponder while we await the start of a long day of Orioles baseball. The Orioles are 6-5 since their 2-16 start. In those 11 games, the team average is .258 and they have scored 44 runs. The team ERA is 4.18 during that run. O's runs scored on the year: *78 in 21 games vs. AL East, 3.7 per game. *21 in 8 games vs. everyone else, 2.6 per game. They are scoring less right now in a small sample, outside of the division. That is skewed somewhat by their 36 runs in 6 games vs. Boston and four runs scored in a three-game set at Seattle. Some O's individual hitter trends: Atkins: Is 7 for 14 during four-game batting streak, raising average from .224 to .272. Does not have an RBI in his last 11 games. Hughes: Is 4 for 22 since 5 for 13 start. Has one RBI his last seven games. The O's are 6-3 in his nine starts. Izturis: Is 0 for 16 his last five games. Jones: Is 0 for 12 his past three games. Is just two for 27 on the year vs. left-handed pitching. Lugo: Has four hits his last eight at bats. Markakis: Is hitting .440 (11 for 25) during a seven-game batting streak. Batting .400 (22 for 55) over his last 14 games. Montanez: Is 0 for 18 since April 23. Reimold: Is 3 for 19 over his last six games. Is just two for 19 with runners in scoring position. Scott: Has just one hit in 19 at bats and 10 strikeouts over his last six games and just one RBI his last eight games. Tejada: Is batting .462 (12 for 26) during a seven-game batting streak. Season average is at its highest point at .320 and that is 15th best in the AL. Wieters: Has six hits his last 33 at bats, but has three homers and six RBI over his last seven games. Wigginton: Has homered in back-to-back games and has four homers his last six games. O's with runners in scoring position: Since going 10 for 23 during the Boston series, they are 0 for 18 with RISP over their last four games. Teams with the fewest sac bunts in the Majors: 2 - Orioles & Toronto 3 - LA Angels 5 - Tampa, Seattle, Detroit and Arizona Fewest pitches per plate appearance in the Majors: 3.68 - San Francisco 3.72 - Toronto 3.73 - Houston & KC 3.75 - Orioles & Texas The Orioles have scored just nine runs in four games on this road trip with a team ERA of 3.27 on the trip.

Checking on two prospects
Strasburg lights out against Gwinnett

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