Happy June. We're one month closer to the end of the baseball season, which qualifies as good news for this O's fan. Here are some more good news/bad news situations from the past month.
Good news: The Orioles had twice as many wins in May as they did in April.
Bad news: They won 10 games in May after only winning five in April, but they still lost 18 games each month.
Good news: The Orioles completed two three-game win streaks in May (April 30 - May 2 and May 12 - 14).
Bad news: They followed each of those win streaks with matching three-game losing streaks (May 3 - 5 and May 15 - 17).
Good news: The Orioles swept the Red Sox to start the month.
Bad news: Following the sweep, the fifth-place Orioles were four games behind the fourth-place Red Sox. The fifth-place Orioles are now 13.5 games behind the fourth-place Red Sox.
Good news: Orioles batters are below the league average in strikeouts and rank ninth of 14 teams in the category.
Bad news: Where do I begin? Those same batters are last in walks, last in runs per game, last in runs, last in doubles (we miss you, B-Rob), last in RBI, and last in sacrifice flies.
Good news: People are talking about the O's ...
Bad news: ... as part of "MLB's Worst of May."
As always, No Gnews is Good Gnews.