Dylan Bundy couldn’t make it through the fifth inning of Monday’s start against the Indians, serving up six runs in 4 1/3 innings. Vidal Nuno relieved Bundy but couldn’t stop the bleeding, allowing five more runs while recording only two outs. The Orioles fell behind 11-0 after six innings.
As Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports, the Orioles set a new American League record by allowing five or more runs in 16 consecutive games. They’re four games shy of matching the Phillies, who accomplished the feat in 20 consecutive games in September 1924.
The Orioles entered Monday’s action with the AL’s worst rotation ERA at 5.46, trailing only the Reds at 6.09. Among AL teams, only the Athletics (369) gave up more runs than the Orioles (358) coming into Monday’s games.
A lot of people think they have a double walking around someplace on Earth. They may actually be right. We have an example of this in baseball and politics.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts looks a lot like Texas senator Ted Cruz. Or, since Ricketts is older, I guess Cruz looks like Ricketts. Either way, they could play brothers if someone put on, like, the worst ever production of some play about brothers.
If you’re not familiar with one or both of those guys, take a gander at the photo that was taken of the two of them in Washington this morning as the Cubs made the rounds with their World Series trophy:
Referring to Willson Contreras, of course, who has allowed 31 stolen bases to opponents while behind the dish. Coincidentally, Montero has allowed 31 stolen bases when he has played as well. Contreras has played in 24 more games than Montero, by the way.
I predict that, by around 3pm when the clubhouses open, we’ll see a public apology by Montero.