Buck Showalter likes to say "September is an eternity." For the Orioles manager, September has been his kindest month. In seven Septembers as the team's skipper, Showalter has never had a losing one, but through nine games this month, things aren't looking positive for the Orioles.
The Orioles began September on a high, with a nerve-racking, 1-0, win in 13 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays for their eighth win in nine games.
The eight games since have been difficult, however. The Orioles are 3-6 in September, and each of their wins has been in their last turn at-bat: the 13-inning win Sept. 1, a 12-inning win Sept. 3, and a late-night win on third baseman Manny Machado's two-run home Sept. 5 that gave them a 7-6 win against the New York Yankees.