Saturday Bird Droppings

Recaps of last night's loss can be found at TBO.comOrioles.comThe Sun, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

Orioles Insider: Garza post-game: 'They were uncomfortable. Task completed.'
If you want to read the context of those comments, be my guest. I'll continue to think dude's a jerk.

Jones out of lineup; no timetable on his return | orioles.com: News
"Adam Jones received a cortisone injection in his left shoulder prior to Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Red Sox and his timetable remains "open-ended," according to manager Buck Showalter, who didn't rule out the possibility of the team recalling another position player for depth."

Steve Melewski: Keys set their playoff rotation
"Despite losing 10 of their last 12 games, the Frederick Keys are playoff bound. In fact, it looks like it will be Orioles vs. Nationals in the playoffs. That's the Carolina League playoffs. After going 41-29, Frederick won its division in the first half. The Nats team in that league, Potomac, is leading in the second half. The best-of-five Carolina League semi-finals will begin next Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Frederick's Harry Grove Stadium."

Orioles Insider: Showalter on Josh Bell’s lapses
"It was the third time Bell has lost track of outs in the past month, and the manager made it a point to talk to the rookie about the continual mistake. "It’s more of a reaction thing, that he stepped on the bag," Showalter said. "But the game should never catch you by surprise and that’s a concentration thing. You don’t expect or tolerate (that) from anybody."

Orioles Insider: Tillman headed to Baltimore, could start Sunday; Angle's injury could prevent callup
"Though no final decision has been made, Tillman is expected to be in Baltimore this weekend and as of now, the club is leaning toward starting him Sunday in the series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays." The rotation would simply be pushed back a day to accommodate the move.

Twitter / Peter Gammons: Teams not quitting
"Elias's Alex Stern lists Det.(8), Bos(7), Balt.(6), Phil &Tex(5) as teams with most wins after trailing by 4+ runs. Speaks for not quitting"

Orioles notebook: Orioles temporarily at least go to six-man rotation
"With the pending recall of Triple-A starter Chris Tillman, the Orioles are, at least temporarily, going to a six-man rotation."

Orioles' slump takes steam out of light rail -The Maryland Gazette
"Light rail, which includes a stop at Camden Yards, is falling short of a weekday ridership goal set 16 years ago. And the Orioles, experiencing their worst-attended season in Oriole Park history, aren't helping."

The Starting Rotation: Better or Worst for Pirates, Orioles? -- MLB FanHouse
A Pittsburgh writer and a Maryland writer debate which team - the Orioles or the Pirates - need the #1 overall draft pick more.

Hernandez to pitch for Bowie on Saturday | orioles.com: News
"Reliever David Hernandez (left ankle sprain) is expected to throw an inning for Double-A Bowie on Saturday, and assuming everything goes well, he will pitch again for the Baysox on Monday."

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