Thursday Bird Droppings

As the Orioles season fades into the distance... (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Recaps of last night's utterly predictable loss can be found at baltimoresun.com, and Orioles.com.

Projecting the Draft's top 10 picks | MLB.com: News

Jonathan Mayo takes a crack at predicting Round 1 of the MLB Draft. -duck

Rays' rotation redefines quality starts - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
At a table for five at Grill 23 in Boston, amid mahogany and brass and $46 steaks, James Shields, Matt Garza, David Price, Jeff Niemann, and Wade Davis ... toasted to these ideals: They would pitch deep into games. They would pitch off their fastballs. They would seek outs in the strike zone. They would believe in their defense. They would be fit and strong and coachable and accountable. They would remind each other it was great to be young and strong and Rays. They would ignore the common definition of a "quality" start. And they would have fun. It's a fun read, even if it's about the Rays. -zk 

Checking on J.J. - MASNsports.com
Jim Johnson is doing a lot of running. A LOT of running. He's cleared to do arm exercises starting today. -duck

Tillman Talk - MASNsports.com
"He pitched seven scoreless innings of three-hit for Norfolk vs. Pawtucket with two walks and four strikeouts to lower his ERA for the season to 3.31. Over his last six starts, Tillman's ERA is just 2.14 and he has fanned 30 and walked just seven over 42 innings." -duck

Orioles Insider: Roberts hospitalized with pneumonia, Aubrey expected Friday 
If I'm Brian Roberts, I'm checking the skies for falling pianos when I walk by tall buildings. -duck

Orioles Insider: Keys' Hoes sidelined with strep throat
L.J. Hoes has strep throat, so that's why he's not been in the lineup. -duck

Orioles Insider: How some ex-Orioles are doing
None of them are exactly tearing it up in their new places of employment. -duck

How Do Players Deal With Midseason Manager Change? - MLB FanHouse
"Staring across the diamond into the visiting dugout the last few nights, the Orioles might have been looking into their near future." -duck

 Baseball Insider - The Orioles' Dave Trembley gets philosophical
Dave Trembley weighed in on the Florida Marlins situation with Hanley Ramirez. Worth a read. -duck

Patience pays off for Orioles leadoff hitter Corey Patterson - baltimoresun.com
Nick Markakis says Corey Patterson looks different at the plate. I think it's the new eye shadow. It accentuates his cheeks. -duck

Miggy holds onto ball, and I drop grudge | The Daily Times
One sports writer learns to embrace the return of Miguel Tejada. -duck

AND IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - May 19
Norfolk won as Scott Moore was 2-for-3 with 2 HR, Bowie won, Frederick won, and Delmarva lost. -duck

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