Saturday Bird Droppings

Scott Moore steals second base. Why is b2b still on this team? (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Recaps from last night's loss (told you I had a keyboard macro for that) can be found at MASNsportsOrioles.comThe Sun, and the Wall Street Journal.

Some notes and quotes from the O's loss to the Mets - MASNsports.com
Jeremy Guthrie is trying to stay positive, Brad Bergesen is trying to learn how to warm up as a reliever, and Nick Markakis, Adam Jones and Scott Moore are having nice little runs at the plate at the moment. -duck

Bergesen makes first career relief appearance | orioles.com: News
"My adrenaline was kicking, and I think I was trying to throw a little too hard," Bergesen said of his struggles with the first two batters. "When you do that, especially for me, you lose your sink and the ball flattens out. I think that happened at times tonight on some of the pitches." When you're a sinkerball pitcher and the sinker doesn't sink, it's gonna be a long night. -duck

Samuel ready to hand Hernandez closer job | orioles.com: News
Remember all that talk a day ago about handing the closer job back to Alfredo Simon when he's healthy? Yeah, that's not going to happen unless David Hernandez melts down. -duck

Source: Bobby Valentine meets with Baltimore Orioles about managerial position - ESPN
"Former Rangers and Mets manager Bobby Valentine, now an analyst for ESPN, met Friday with Orioles owner Peter Angelos and general manager Andy MacPhail about the club's managerial situation, a source confirmed Friday." -duck

Know Your O's | Mets by the Numbers
CC'er brotz13 answers some questions about the O's for Mets by the Numbers. He's about as cynical as you'd expect. -Stacey

The Toy Department: Wanted: A manager like 'Foxy Ned' 
"Had the Orioles had less of that aggressiveness, we would never have won any pennants," [Ned] Hanlon once said. "Players are only human, and when they are (not hustling), their hearts will go down in their boots, they will become indifferent, the game will go glimmering and the public will leave in disgust." Things sure don't change much in 100 years... -duck

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - June 11
Norfolk won, Bowie won, Frederick lost and Delmarva lost. Matt Hobgood (3-6) allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits in 5.0 innings. -duck

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