For the fifth consecutive season, the Orioles have managed to play roughly .500 ball for the first two months of the season, only to collapse thereafter. This year’s collapse, though not as dramatic as the 2002 season’s 4-32 finish, has to be more disappointing, based on the .600 start through the latter part of June.
Explanations for this phenomenon? Ya’ got me … but most likely lack of depth, especially in their starting pitching.
Anyway, here is the breakdown of the "breakdown" in each of the last 5 years.