Baltimore Orioles: Three Things to do in June

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Jun 3, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) reacts after striking out during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The O’s are a very aggressive hitting team, and at times, it can be very dangerous for the opposing teams. However, for the Birds of Baltimore, it’s taken the flight out of their wings.

The teams Baltimore play do more research than MLB experts do at the World Series, and other AL East opponents already know everything about the Birds. For an aggressive hitting team, the Orioles began to see a lot of breaking balls. With the right amount of fastballs followed by breaking balls, an aggressive hitting team who is not seeing the ball well, strikes out.

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The O’s have more than 40 strikeouts in every inning this season, and between the first and sixth inning, they have 285 strikeouts. They have 69 strikeouts over the past seven games compared to only 15 walks.

The Orioles need to take more pitches at the plate and draw more walks. When the team is in an obvious offensive drought, maintaining an aggressive nature is not a good idea. It is especially so when the opposing teams take advantage of it, and they have with a seemingly extra amount of breaking balls.

The Birds have to be able to draw walks even when they are making contact with the ball, because when that happens, the offense can add another level to their game. The solo home runs begin to turn into two-run home runs and then three-run home runs.

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