LOS ÁNGELES – Cedric “CM Storm” Mullins has the O’s flying high.

In their last 15 games, the Baltimore Orioles are 9-6 and are 26-14 overall, just four games back from the Tampa Bay Rays, who have been the best team in baseball up to this point.

Mullins has been a huge reason why despite Tampa Bays sizzling start, the AL East division remains with in reach with plenty of season left. 

In his last seven games, he has been an absolute force to be reckoned with. He’s batting .333, with one home run, three RBI, and has an on-base percentage of .357 and a slugging percentage of .630. 

 

During this hot stretch, Mullins was able to hit for the cycle on May 12th against the Pirates at Camden Yards after blasting a 376-foot shot in the bottom of the 8th. It was the second cycle of the season, and the 12th cycle in Orioles franchise history.

 

His performance earned him a standing ovation from the Orioles faithful when he took the field in the 9th, a moment his teammates gave him by having him take the field on his own to receive the appreciation he deserved. “Just to have a great crowd out there today, and to be able to share the moment with a lot of people was fun,” Mullins said after the game.

On the season, Mullins is slashing .267/.359/.466, with five home runs and 31 RBI. After a very slow start, he’s been able to find his footing and get back to the form that earned him an All-Star nod back in 2021.


Mullins is also tied for third in the American League for stolen bases with 12 and is tied for second in the MLB in triples with three. It just continues to show how he is able to put himself in a position for team success by giving them an opportunity to score.

 

Over the next two weeks, the Orioles are going to have a couple of division matchups, taking on the Blue Jays and Yankees on the road, and a couple of AL West matchups with the Angels and Rangers, both at home. It’s going to be a tough stretch, as all four of teams have winning records.

 

Even though these next two weeks won’t be easy, it does not mean Orioles fans should be discouraged. A huge reason why this team has been pretty successful during the first quarter of the season is because they have one of the best records in baseball when playing on the road at 13-8. 

 

They continue to show that they can win anytime, anywhere. Especially with these next two road series’s being divisional matchup, their muscles on the road will be the reason why they’ll always be in the fight, which is a crucial component to having any sort of success during the rest of the regular season and into the postseason.

 

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