Meaningful Orioles games in August. Who would have thunk it?
In terms of the Wild Card the next three days are insanely important for the Orioles.
Oakland and Detroit are currently tied for the wildcard lead (Oakland is still playing)
The Angels are 1/2 a game back
The Orioles are 1 game back and 6.5 games back of New York.
Tomorrow Detroit plays New York.
Oakland plays Toronto tomorrow and then plays the Angles on Tuesday.
We play three against Seattle.
So, if we can take care of business and win 2 of 3 against Seattle there is almost no mathematical way that we can't gain some ground in at least the wild card standings. The A's and Angels will eat other and Detroit and New York will eat each other.
This next week is a huge opportunity for the O's. We then play Kansas City while Detroit finishes their four game visit against New York and moves on to the Rangers. The Athletics then go on to play the White Sox. The Yanks play the Blue Jays.