MLB betting boards were let up by the Orioles as they won 9 out of their first 12 games for their new skipper to become a popular baseball betting online team.
Baltimore was wallowing in the basement of the American League East Division and playing lifeless ball before small crowds before Showalter was hired to give the entire franchise a much needed jolt.
Showalter has a good resume for turning around losing teams as he did in three previous gigs with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Texas Rangers.
While Baltimore will not escape their last place standing in the AL East they can obviously improve their results with the MLB odds and have done so in a big way thus far.
“It’s real fun being an Oriole right now,” said rookie right hander Jake Arietta. Since Showalter took over the Orioles had a tidy 1.89 earned run average.
“You like to see runs tacked on to give you a little security, if there is such a thing in the American League,” said Showalter.
The Orioles have been playing with better fundamentals and attention to detail with Showalter, who is known as a disciplinarian and task master.
Baltimore beat the baseball lines in 8 out of their first 9 games under their new manager as they handled top American League contenders Los Angeles and Chicago before winning 2 out of 3 at Cleveland to show that they can perform well on the road as well.
Baltimore ranked 28th in the major leagues for run production and 27th for staff earned run average so there is a lot of room for improvement. Beyond that they have a limited roster that needs to be upgraded.
All that being said, however, Showalter is proving that they were capable of far more than what they were producing and he is at least getting an honest effort out of the team, which was not the case before his arrival.
The Orioles had an abysmal MLB betting road record of 17-42 and that will also be a key area to work towards improvement on. The Orioles return home this week for home games against Seattle and then against Showalter’s old team from Texas.