It has been no secret in recent years that the Maryland/DC area has been lacking in some baseball enjoyment. Between the Nationals and the Orioles, there was a lot of losing in the diamonds of the DMV. However, that is all set to change in just under two weeks.
Thi season’s Battle of the Beltway series is going to be quite an interesting one. The Orioles currently boast the best record in baseball, and the Nationals aren’t too far behind with the second-best record. Both have experienced unexpected early success in 2012.
For the Orioles, their secret has been in their offense. They currently have 6 different hitters who are batting .290 or above. Baltimore has combined for 43 home runs this season. Their offense has taken the AL East by storm.
For the Nationals, their pitching has been what caught everyone by surprise. Though they are less of a surprised because everyone saw the moves they made in the off season to sure up the mound, the rotation has been preforming superbly.
When the match-up does come soon, it will be great for baseball in the area. It will be one of the more powerful offenses in the league against arguably the best rotation in the league, right when both teams are gaining momentum and national attention.
Baseball was one of the weakest sports in the area for a long time, but success from both teams could go a long way to changing that. And it could all start May 18.