The 2018 Baltimore Orioles are very, very bad.
After Monday night’s loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles are 37-88, and 50.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East. The Orioles were eliminated from winning the AL East on Aug. 10.
With their absurd 19-12 loss to the Red Sox tonight, the Orioles have been mathematically eliminated from winning the AL East. On August 10th.
— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) August 11, 2018
But there’s the AL Wild Card race to shoot for, right?! Not anymore.
The Oakland A’s won on Monday night, putting the Orioles 38 games back in the Wild Card race. The Orioles only have 37 games remaining. Baltimore has been completely eliminated from the playoffs, on Aug. 20. The Orioles’ season doesn’t end until Sept. 30.
It’s August 20th. If Oakland wins tonight, the Orioles are out of the playoff hunt.
— (C) Joe Lucia, Shark Team Commander🦈🦈🏆🏆 (@Joe_TOC) August 21, 2018
The Orioles become the first team of 2018 to be eliminated from postseason contention. pic.twitter.com/LbKIzLNOji
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) August 21, 2018
This makes the Orioles the fastest team to be eliminated from playoff contention in the divisional era (since 1969).
At 37-88, the Orioles set a new record for earliest playoff contention exit in the Divisional Era (1969).
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 21, 2018
Congrats to the Orioles on the achievement!