As of right now, the Baltimore Orioles are falling, and falling fast.
While they haven't moved in the standings, they've been continuing to increase the distance between them and the first-place New York Yankees. And after last night's horrible loss, the O's lost their wild-card spot for the time being.
The rapid fall of the Birds can be attributed to, in part, the offense. Frankly, the offense has just been offensive over the last few weeks. Guys aren't hitting, guys aren't getting on base, guys aren't showing the same pop they did earlier in the season. Basically, guys are striking out.
Still, the offense isn't as much of a worry as the defense, the starting pitching or the overworking of the bullpen. But I digress...
Because of all the slumping, there are some players who are bound to break out in the second half of the season—and break out big.
Want to know who is a likely candidate to do that? Keep on reading.