If you're an Orioles fan and you're concerned about the fact that the two wild-card teams have made it to the League Championship Series round of the postseason, there's no reason to fret about it.
I've always believed that the wild-card teams had a bit of an emotional advantage entering the playoffs, because they generally have to grind right to the final weekend of the season before punching their ticket to the playoffs. It seems logical and it has held true over the course of the wild-card era.
However, it's going to matter less in the LCS round because everybody has been playing tough, tight games through the first two playoff rounds. The Orioles finished their LDS sweep in heart-stopping fashion and have been playing tense games all year. They may have looked like they were jogging into the postseason because of their big lead in the AL East, but they were ready when the Detroit Tigers started throwing Cy Young Award winners at them.