Online sports gambling expectations remain very low for Baltimore as they play in the American League East Division, which is arguably the toughest in internet sports gambling. The Orioles finished the 2009 online sports gambling season with a record of 64-98 and in the basement of the AL East behind the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays.
The Orioles have not had a winning sports book gambling season since 1997 when they lost the American League Championship Series to the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles ranked a respectable 15th in the 2009 season for run production but were a dreadful 30th in staff earned run average at 5.17.
Until Baltimore develops reliable pitching they will remain at the bottom of the online sports gambling charts. Right fielder Nick Markakis was the online sports gambling offensive spark last year as he hit .293 with 18 home runs and 101 runs batted in with 94 runs scored and an impressive 45 doubles.
He has a career average of .298 in 4 seasons on the job. Designated hitter Luke Scott supplied much of Baltimore’s power for the 2009 online sports gambling season. Scott hit 25 home runs and drove in 77 runs although he hit just .258. He had 23 home runs in the 2008 season.
The Orioles did not have a single player in the regular lineup that hit over .300 and Scott’s home run total was the team best as no other Oriole had more than Adam Jones’ 19 home runs. Kevin Millwood arrives from the Texas Rangers to be slated as Baltimore’s number one starting pitcher.
He was 13-10 last year with a 3.67 earned run average for his best season in four years. Millwood is 35 years old and brings a veteran presence to the Orioles as well as championship pedigree from his days with the Atlanta Braves.