If the Baltimore Orioles are serious about making a playoff run, they're going to have to improve on their starting pitching. Plain and simple.
So far this season, the starting pitching for the team has been pretty on and off. The starters will get hot and string a few good starts together, then they'll collectively suck for two times through the rotation, having the offense and bullpen bail them out.
That's definitely not the way to win all year and in the playoffs, and heck, with starting pitching like that, it's a wonder that the team is still in the race at all.
For the first time in years, the Orioles are going to need to be buyers at the deadline. Buyers of starting pitching. Good starting pitching. They're going to have to get a name or two.
Do that, and the playoffs begin to seem like a very real possibility.