Saturday Bird Droppings

Recaps of last night's win (like you need to read anything besides Stacey's wonderful wrap-up below) can be found at orioles.com,  baltimoresun.com,  The Associated Press, and WaPo.

Orioles Insider: Comments, thoughts from O's wild 7-6 victory over Nats 
"We had 10 different ways to win that game, and we lost it 10 different ways," said Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond who was responsible for two of the four errors and now has 18 miscues on the season. Now you know how O's fans feel. -duck

Biggest comeback of the year - MASNsports.com
Say did you know last night was the biggest comeback of the year for the Orioles? What's that? It's in the headline? Wow, I really have to start reading these things instead of just copying and pasting. -duck

Is Markakis taking a bigger leadership role? - MASNsports.com
"Yeah, I'd say being the guy that signed a six-year deal and has come up through the organization, it's the right place and time to make that big step and get things going. We have to look for the future of this organization. We owe it to the players and the fans." -duck

1970 Orioles gather for reunion - baltimoresun.com
"Seeing us out there might be good for the current players," said Dick Hall, 79, a former long reliever. "They'll see us and think, 'These guys look like normal people. If they could do it, why can't we?'" Why not, indeed. -duck

Baltimore Sun Orioles notebook: Montanez moves to DL to make room for Bergesen
"Needing to make a corresponding move with the imminent promotion of Brad Bergesen from Triple-A for Saturday's start, the Orioles will place seldom-used outfielder Luis Montanez on the 15-day-disabled list with a left oblique injury, a decision that saves first baseman Garrett Atkins' roster spot at least for the time being." You can't avoid the Grim Reaper of the DFA wire much longer, Mr. Atkins. -duck

Twitter / Brittany Ghiroli: Atkins told me being released ...
"Atkins told me being released from the #Orioles would be "a welcome opportunity" and wouldn't look at it as a bad thing." Well, now you're just taunting us, Garrett. -duck

Wigginton gets day off to rest sore back | orioles.com: News
"Ty Wigginton was out of the Orioles' starting lineup on Friday for just the second time since April 13, and is day-to-day with minor back stiffness." He doesn't expect to be out long. -duck

With few alternatives, Pedroia's injury looms large - WEEI | Alex Speier
Dustin Pedroia injured and possibly broke his foot last night, and Alex Speier names Ty Wigginton as a possible trade target. But with the O's looking for a shortstop prospect in return, the Red Sox only option would be to give them Jose Iglesias, currently in AA. Probably not gonna happen. -Stacey

AROUND MLB

Phillies road team, Blue Jays home team at Citizens Bank Park | HardballTalk
You know, I vaguely remember reading something about this... -duck

Cubs suspend Zambrano indefinitely after tirade - Chicago Breaking Sports
Carlos Zambrano went insane, again, in the dugout, and the Cubs have suspended him indefinitely. -duck

Arizona Diamondbacks' Edwin Jackson no-hits Tampa Bay Rays
"After the television cameras had left, upon wiping the celebratory shaving-cream pie off his head and changing his beer-soaked shirt, Edwin Jackson sat alone and it still hadn't sunk in. "I can't believe I just threw a no-hitter," he said." -duck

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - June 25
Brandon Erbe went on the DL with shoulder soreness, Norfolk lost, Bowie won, Frederick won as Felix Pie was 1-for-3 while scoring a run, Delmarva lost, Aberdeen lost, Bluefield lost and the GCL Orioles won as Mike Gonzalez pitched a scoreless inning. -duck

And that will do it for me until Thursday. Treat Stacey and zk nicely while I'm gone, OK?

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