Wednesday Bird Droppings

Recaps of last night's extra-innings win can be found at baltimoresun.comorioles.com, and something called Daily Loaf.

Roster moves coming - School of Roch (MASNsports)
There may be an additional roster move this morning to bolster a depleted bullpen. Because Michael Gonzalez won't be enough.

Orioles Insider: Orioles' roster roulette
The O's will be turning over 20% of its active roster in eight days, starting with Monday's activation of Luke Scott and ending with Brian Roberts' expected activation on next Monday.

"Orioles Insider: Kevin Millwood to start Thursday against Twins; Chris Tillman demoted to Triple-A Norfolk
"Orioles veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood will return from the disabled list to start Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins, forcing Chris Tillman out of the rotation and back to Triple-A Norfolk." 

Baltimore Sun Peter Schmuck column: O's young pitchers struggle but represent future - baltimoresun.com
"These guys are still the future of the organization,'' manager Juan Samuel said. "We are counting on these guys, but they are going to have their ups and downs. You can look at some of the great ones, and the first couple of years, they struggled. Some of them are in the Hall of Fame."

First lady participates in 'Let's Move!' clinic | orioles.com: News
First Lady Michelle Obama announced the join venture between the White House, MLB and MLBPA yesterday. I have no idea why Britt Ghiroli felt the need to start her article with a description of what Mrs. Obama was wearing. 

All-you-can-eat sections in major leagues expanding - MLB - SI.com
Camden Yards is one of a growing number of ballparks offering unlimited food and soda. Of course, dietitians see this as a bad thing.

Ex-Oriole Sheets enjoying baseball again - York Dispatch
Larry Sheets walked away from baseball for 10 years before his son brought him back. He just finished a year coaching his son (and Cal's kid, too) at Gilman in Baltimore.

IN THE MINORS

Syracuse tops the Tides, 8-5 | PilotOnline.com
Tim Bascom continues to struggle as he walked the first three batters he faced and ultimately gave up six runs in 1.2 innings.

Bowie batters Binghamton Mets | Press & Sun-Bulletin
Joel Guzman, Joe Mahoney, and Brandon Waring hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to lead the Baysox to a 10-5 victory. Bowie starter Steve Johnson allowed two unearned runs and struck out ten in six innings.

Keys come back but ultimately fall short | Frederick Keys News
Frederick rallied from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game in the seventh inning, but Lynchburg came back with three in the eighth to beat the Keys. One night after falling a triple short of the cycle, Xavier Avery had three more hits and a walk.

Shorebirds Offense Stalls in Loss to Hickory - WBOC-TV 16
The Hickory Crawdads defeated Delmarva 4-1 as their offense stranded nine runners, their only run scoring on an 8th inning single by Kieron Pope.

Walk off Grand Slam for Aberdeen - Steve Melewski (MASNsports)
"Kipp Schutz, who began tonight as the second leading hitter in the New York-Penn League, batting .379, hit a walk-off Grand Slam in the last of the 11th this evening as the Aberdeen IronBirds beat Tri-City 9-5 at Ripken Stadium."

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