The Orioles have grounded into two double plays in the first four innings of Thursday’s game, and have six GIDP’s in their 13 innings. This is not a good way to spark the offense.
Baltimore has hit into a total of 34 double plays on the year, which is tied for second-most in the American League. Ty Wigginton -who homered earlier – grounded into his sixth double play of the year in the fourth, erasing a leadoff walk. Matt Wieters hit into his fifth double play to end the third.