We’ve almost come to the end of the line for the 2019 Baltimore Orioles. Mind you, the goal that I set forth for this team in my season preview back in March was for them to better the record of the 2018 Orioles. Standing now at 52 wins, they’ve done that by five games already.
So in that sense this was a successful season. Granted the bar was set very low, but the fact is that it had to be. As time wore on over the course of the final five to six weeks however, this team turned it up a notch. Maybe that wasn’t necessarily seen in the win/loss column, but guys really seemed to come together. That’s a good sign going into spring training next year.
However that’s irrelevant – for now. There are still three games to play, and the Orioles find themselves closing the season in Boston at “the Fens.” Surprisingly, this series is meaningless. It was a given that it would be meaningless for the Orioles. However I’m quite frankly surprised that Boston’s in a position whereby it’s meaningless for them as well.
Nevertheless, the series begins tonight at Fenway Park. Asher Wojciechowski gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Boston’s Nathan Eovaldi. Game time is set for just after 7 PM this evening.