Orioles Set Record for Home Runs Allowed

Big Bad Morning Show
August 22, 2019 - 8:33 pm

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By Austin Medina  

Don’t look now Baltimore, but the Orioles have found themselves on the wrong side of history.

Although it could have been assumed in July, the Orioles set an MLB record for home runs allowed, surrendering 259 home runs with still a month to go. The Cincinnati Reds held the previous record, surrendering 258 home runs in 2016. Keep in mind that the O’s still have 34 games remaining on the schedule.

Asher Wojciechowski allowed the record-setting homer to Rays star Austin Meadows in the 3rd inning Thursday night.

Here are a few stats that put the record into perspective:

Orioles starters have surrendered 160 homers in 837.1 innings pitched.

Four pitchers have allowed 20+ homers on the season (David Hess, Dylan Bundy, Dan Straily, and Gabriel Ynoa).

Gleyber Torres has the most homeruns hit by one player against the Orioles with 13 homers.

Dark days are to be expected during a rebuild. We may not know how long or when, but brighter days are on the way in Baltimore.