The Baltimore Orioles are enjoying a resurgence. Since the days of Cal Ripken have passed the Baltimore Orioles have slipped into obscurity. Fast forward to this year, and it's all a distant memory about the bad years, the Baltimore Orioles are now on the top (tied) of the AL East along with the New York Yankees.
Since 1998, the Orioles have finished 4th in their division or 5th every year except one year, 2004, when they finished 3rd in the AL East. That is a long time to wait for a team to turn around. This year, the team looks as if it's turned a corner.
It's hard to believe that Oriole Park at Camden Yards is 20 years old this year. We must keep in mind that the Phillies are already playing their 9th season at Citizen's Bank Park this year, so time is flying!
The three game series starts off with the Phillies seeing a pitcher that hasn't had a great season for the O's so far. Jake Arrieta will get the start for Baltimore in Game 1 of the series, he is 1-4 with a 6.43 ERA. This could be the end of a nasty losing streak for the Phillies tonight.