Thursday Bird Droppings

Recaps from last night's win can be found at The SunOrioles.com, and LA Times.

School of Roch: The Showalter must go on
Lots of post-game Buck quotes, but no video.

Orioles Insider: O's win game and likely lose Hernandez; Bell and Roberts OK
David Hernandez has a sprained ankle and will miss time, while Brian Roberts (shin bruise) and Josh Bell (cramps) both expect to be available today.

Showalter, Orioles find themselves on a streak - Washington Post
"They are getting quality starts, proper aggressiveness on the bases, sure-handed defense and an avalanche of hits with runners in scoring position. Dave Trembley and Juan Samuel probably aren't the only ones wondering, "Who are these guys?"

Orioles notebook: Orioles won't have set closer, Buck Showalter says
Orioles won't have set closer, Buck Showalter says. Alfredo Simon still likely No. 1 choice in save situations, but new manager isn't averse to mixing it up.

Background on the Buck Showalter - Johnny Oates relationship
Our friend Roar From 34 has a great write up of the history behind Buck Showalter and Johnny Oates' friendship, one that led Buck to wear Johnny's number when he got to Baltimore.

Showdown of Suckdom: 2010 Orioles vs 1988 Orioles
Dempsey's Army compares the two teams position by position. It's kind of a bummer. 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Nolan Ryan Group Wins Texas Rangers - WSJ.com
"With a winning bid worth more than $608 million, baseball legend Nolan Ryan and Pittsburgh lawyer Chuck Greenberg bought the Texas Rangers in bankruptcy court Thursday after some 12 hours of deliberations and bidding." Damn. That's a lot of money.

Roberto Alomar's wife gets domestic injunction in Fla. - baltimoresun.com
"The wife of retired Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar has obtained a temporary injunction against him after a domestic dispute over the weekend." That's no good, Robbie!

IN THE MINORS

Prince George's Stadium, Home of the Bowie Baysox
stadiumreview.com, which gave a fantastic review of OPACY (is there any other kind?) has moved on to minor league parks. 

 

Group is appealing its loss in Sarasota baseball lawsuit | HeraldTribune.com
After a weeklong trial, a judge ruled in July that three county commissioners violated the state's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law by discussing the spring training deal by e-mail outside of public meetings. But the judge also found that those violations were not "egregious" and ruled that the Orioles contract should stand. The citizens group is appealing the ruling to the Florida Supreme Court.

MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS

 

Norfolk and Aberdeen had the day off.

 

Johnson Leashes Sea Dogs | Bowie Baysox News
The Bowie Baysox notched their 60th victory of the year with a win over the Portland Sea Dogs 6-3 Wednesday night at Hadlock Field. The Baysox offense continued to hum along, as it produced more than 10 hits for the third consecutive game as the Baysox out-hit the Sea Dogs 14-9.

 

BIG INNING DOOMS FREDERICK IN FINALE | Frederick Keys News
Despite scoring the first run of the night, the Keys dropped the rubbermatch to the Salem Red Sox, 7-3. Salem scored a run in the fourth to tie the game up and then unleashed four runs in the sixth and cruised to a victory in the final game these two teams are scheduled to play at Harry Grove Stadium in 2010.

 

Shorebirds and Power Postponed Wednesday | Delmarva Shorebirds News
An intense storm crashed down on Appalachian Power Park around 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday night and forced the West Virginia Power to postpone game three of the series. The teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday night with game one starting at 6:05 p.m.

 

IronBirds Drop Game One To Jammers | Aberdeen IronBirds News
In a game stopped due to rain before the bottom of the ninth inning, the Aberdeen Ironbirds lost to the Jamestown Jammers by a score of 3-2. The IronBirds scored first in the bottom of the third inning.  With Michael Rooney at second base and two outs, Trent Mummey hit an infield single that Rooney came all the way around to score on and it gave the IronBirds 1-0.

The GCL Orioles lost 6-4
Starter Yancorix Adrian was the hard-luck starter, giving up just two earned runs but also two unearned runs, as well as six hits and three walks against three strikeouts. The homer didn't help, either.

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