The Orioles are last in the AL in stolen bases, with 17. They also have the fewest times caught stealing, with 11; they’re so slow they’re not even trying to run.
But here’s the thing that really jumps out at you. With just 17 games to play, the Orioles have 6 triples on the season. And this is a team with power, a team that hits the ball to the deep outfield a lot. Six triples. You know what the record is for the fewest triples ever recorded by a team? 11. By the 1998 Orioles. This year’s team is like the 1998 squad without the speed machine that was 34-year-old Brady Anderson. They are going to set a fewest-triples record that may never be broken.