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Through The Numbers of Baltimore's Historic Loss

Astros defeat O's 23-2

August 11, 2019 - 10:52 am
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By Austin Medina  

After the Astros decimation of the Orioles Saturday, we decided to go through the numbers of a day to forget.

Houston defeated the Orioles 23-2 on a Saturday evening at Camden Yards. The 21-run deficit was Baltimore’s worst loss since the infamous 30-3 loss to the Texas Rangers back in 2007.

The Astros went on to hit six home runs, adding to the Orioles league-worst 240 home runs allowed. Rookie star Yordan Alvarez belted three homeruns of his own and added 7 RBI in the process.

The Orioles pitchers are just 18 homeruns shy of setting the record for most homers allowed in a season, set by the Reds in 2016.

All-Star infielders Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve both went yard yet the homerun to remember came at the hands of Carlos Correa.

Correa’s solo homerun is the longest homer at Camden Yards since Statcast began tracking in 2015. His monster homerun traveled 474 feet and being that Correa took over the top spot, we looked at the rest of the top five longest homeruns at Camden Yards.

Manny Machado held the record since 2017, when he ripped a 465-foot home run against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox. Let's take you back.

Miguel Cabrera (462 feet) and Alex Rodriguez (460 feet) ranked third and fourth respectively from games before 2016. Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo, Jonathan Schoop and Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers are currently tied for fifth for the longest homers at Camden Yards, belting them 458 feet.

The 23 runs allowed for the Orioles became the fourth time in franchise history the opposing team scored at least 20 runs. Baltimore has been outscored 58-16 in the past five games against New York and Houston.

It was a sad day for the O’s but at the very least, it was just one game. Move on to fight another day and the Orioles will get their chance Sunday.