Tuesday Bird Droppings

Buck Showalter being named as Orioles manager is dominating the news cycle. 

New manager Buck Showalter addresses Orioles fans - Video | orioles.com: Multimedia
Check out Buck's message to fans, as well as Part 1Part 2, and Part 3 of his news conference.

The Toy Department: Showalter impresses in first news conference
"You're looking for 25 nuggets" on the Orioles roster, he said. "When you have 25 nuggets, you get to play in October." 

Orioles Insider: Quotes from Juan Samuel about his decision
"The communication was very good. I was pleased. The thing with me and him, he was straightforward all the time with what was going on."

Peter Schmuck: Buck Showalter says he's ready for challenge of managing Orioles, but it's one unlike any he has ever seen
Buck Showalter says he's ready for challenge of managing Orioles, but it's one unlike any he has ever seen.

On Baseball - As Orioles’ Manager, Showalter Faces Tall Order - NYTimes.com
Buck's looking for a bunch of pile jumpers.

Britt's Bird Watch: The Buck Starts Here
Lots of quotes from Buck's press conference. I mean, lots.

Steve Melewski: An Exclusive One-on-One with Showalter
Steve gets some time with the new O's manager.

Samuel declines post, will remain with club | orioles.com: News
"I just would have been uncomfortable staying on," Samuel said. "It would have been confusing at times for the guys, and they have already been through so much. Sometimes it's just time to move on." I sincerely hope he takes the club up on its offer of a job in the Dominican Republic.

IN THE MINORS

School of Roch: Adleman: No baserunners through 7.0
"Aberdeen's Timothy Adleman, a 24th-round draft pick this year out of Georgetown University, hasn't allowed a baserunner through six innings in his start against Staten Island. He's struck out five." He ended up going 7.0 IP with no hits.

School of Roch: VandenHurk dazzles in debut
"Rick VandenHurk went seven innings tonight for Triple-A Norfolk and held Indianapolis to one run and four hits. He walked one and struck out four." And we got him for Will Ohman. Just sayin'.

Orioles Prospect: RHP Brandon Cooney | Bowie Baysox News
The Baltimore Orioles may have found a diamond in the rough when they drafted right-handed reliever Brandon Cooney in the 30th round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft and signed him for a meager $1,000 bonus.

Tides top Tribe for third straight win | Norfolk Tides News
Brandon Snyder homered and Rick VandenHurk tossed seven strong innings as the Tides topped Indianapolis 4-1 Monday night at Harbor Park.

Bowie had the day off.

KEYS BULLPEN BLOWS BY SOX | Frederick Keys News
After a long night at Harry Grove Stadium, the Keys held on to defeat the Salem Red Sox, 5-3. Neither starting pitcher lasted longer than four innings but Frederick's bullpen stepped up. Cole McCurry and Brett Jacobson combined to allow just one unearned run over 5.1 innings. McCurry, Jacobson, and Keys starter Nathan Moreau struck out a total of 15 batters on the night.

Delmarva lost 4-3
West Virginia scored four runs in the bottom of the first, and that was all they would need. Starter Kenny Moreland lasted 6.0 IP in the loss.

Adleman's Gem Snaps IronBirds Losing Streak | Aberdeen IronBirds News
Behind seven no-hit innings from starting pitcher Tim Adleman, the Aberdeen IronBirds snapped a five-game losing streak and beat the Staten Island Yankees 6-0.

Bluefield lost 7-1
Just three BLuefield Orioles collected hits in the game.

The GCL Orioles won 6-5 in 11 innings
Jim Johnson sucked out loud 1.0 IP, five hits, three runs, one home run allowed), but the rest of the crew came through. Only five batters accounted for the Orioles nine hits. 

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