With their season 20 percent complete, the Orioles get a day off. Five weeks ago tomorrow, the season opened at Tampa Bay, and 32 games later, the Orioles are a thoroughly acceptable 19-13.

A year ago, the Orioles were 20-12 through 32 games, and they finished with 93 wins. They currently project to 95 wins. The Orioles are percentage points behind the Yankees for second place and 1 ½ games behind the Red Sox for first place in the AL East.

It’s unlikely that three AL East teams will have 95 or more wins, but there’s no reason the Orioles can't stay competitive throughout the season.

Their No. 1 starter Jason Hammel has already won five games, and if Adam Jones didn’t drop a fly ball in the sun in his second start, he could be 6-0.

Hammel hasn’t pitched like a 20-game winner, but he’s on pace to win 25. The Orioles haven’t had a 20-game winner since Mike Boddicker in 1984, and there hasn’t even been a 15-game winner since Erik Bedard in 2006.

Last year, Wei-Yin Chen led with 12 wins, and he was the only double-digit winner. The team hopes that doesn’t repeat, but Hammel is the only starter with more than two. Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Tillman each have two.

The bullpen continues to be a happy story. Darren O’Day has two wins. Jim Johnson, who had 51 saves a year ago, already has 11 and is on pace for 55. O’Day, Johnson and Tommy Hunter each have ERAs under two. Brian Matusz, T.J. McFarland and Troy Patton all have ERAs under three.

Pedro Strop, the bullpen’s problem child, has shown signs in recent days of straightening out. His ERA is 5.73, but it’s been coming down quickly.