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Monday, August 9, 2010
Buck Showalter, Orioles go streaking


Our old friend Buck Showalter has the Baltimore Orioles streaking, as they are 6-1 since he took the helm last Tuesday. Here are a few facts about the Orioles' season:

- Three of the Orioles' six wins under Buck Showalter have been walk-offs
- The Orioles now have nine walk-off wins, the most of any AL team.
- The Orioles now have 38 wins and nine of them are walk-offs. That means 24 pct of their wins have come via walk-off.
- The Orioles have 10 extra inning wins, tied with the Phillies for the most in MLB. So 10 of their 38 wins - 26 pct- have come in extra innings.
- The Orioles are 28-71 in nine-inning games and 10-3 in extra-inning games.
- The Orioles have 24 home wins and nine of them are walk-offs. That means that 37.5 pct of their home wins this season have been walk-offs.
- The Orioles had lost TWENTY straight games on Mondays, and won their first Monday contest under Buck Showalter. Buck is now 3-1 in his managerial career on his first Monday with a new team.