Orioles manager Buck Showalter shrewdly analyzed the situation after the loss, which dropped the Orioles to 35-38.
“Got to pitch better,” he told reporters. “Got to pitch better. It is what it is. The help’s going to come from within. We’ve got to get back in step and create some rhythm for the offense, and even the defense gets out of rhythm a lot when the game’s being played so choppy and not very crisp.
“I really don’t like hanging it around one phase of it, but it starts if we could just string some good starts together, you can get into some type of rhythm.”
Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon must have been inspired by the team’s pregame ceremony retiring David Ortiz’s number. Leon hit his fifth home run of the season, and went 3 for 4 with four RBIs in Boston’s 9-4 win over the Angels.
Nationals outfielder Brian Goodwin hit two homers, and went 3 for 4 with a pair of walks, runs and Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses RBIs in Washington’s 6-5 walk-off win over the Reds.
The Yankees currently have a two-game lead in the AL East, and their playoff odds sit at 86.6 percent. What makes this even more impressive is that they’ve accomplished this while playing one of the toughest schedules in the league. The starting rotation is the biggest question mark for New York. If the offense continues to score at this pace, it will mitigate the impact of a poor outing from a starter. New York does have to worry about more quality teams in their league than Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale the NL teams mentioned above, but it’s hard to imagine the Yankees falling out of the postseason at this point.