Sunday Bird Droppings

Recaps of yesterday's win can be found at  TBO.com,  Orioles.com, and  MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

School of Roch: More post-game chatter
"Buck Showalter has won more games as Orioles manager this year (18) than Dave Trembley and Juan Samuel." Well, not collectively, but individually. We did win 18 games before Aug. 3, Roch.

Showalter 64th to win 900 games as manager | orioles.com: News
"Orioles manager Buck Showalter became the 64th manager in Major League history to reach the 900-win mark with Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays." Maybe by the end of next year, he will have 1,000! A fan can dream, right?

Joe Posnanski " Blog Archive " Derek and the Dominoes
So, Cal's last year was brutal. Does Derek Jeter have a chance of escaping the same fate?

 Orioles Insider: More Garza on Luke Scott and Bible quoting
"He said what he said and he backed it up. He did a good job for his team, but don’t let it bite you in the butt," Scott said about Garza. "If you let your head get big in anything in life, like I said, it’s, "Proverbs 3:34. ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Your time is coming if you think that life is going to be like that. Your time is coming and it’s not going to be fun." Oh, there's more to come, folks...

Garza to Proverbs-quoting Scott: Don't go there | St. Petersburg Times
"To each his own interpretation; that’s what the Bible is. I’m a Christian too; a Catholic Christian. He’s throwing something in that shouldn’t even be allowed to be brought in,’’ Garza said. "That’s a topic where you don’t ever bring that up. …     "My feeling is that God has a lot better things to worry about than if I’m going to throw a strike on a certain pitch. A lot of other things. I’d rather (Scott) not bring it up.’’ We're not done just yet...

Orioles Insider: Luke Scott's last word about using the Good Word
"He’s just saying religion is not something you bring into baseball; it’s all a matter of choice. That’s not how I view it. Like I said, I consider it a blessing to be here and I am thankful for the opportunity to play. And that’s just my personal beliefs."

Orioles notebook: Starter Tillman aims to stay in majors this time - baltimoresun.com
"I just got to go out and do what I know I can do. I've been pretty consistent at Norfolk and … that's been the thing since spring training that I've wanted to work on: Being consistent with all my pitches. I just got to continue doing that, and I think I'll be fine."

Patton helps Tides charge past Knights | Norfolk Tides News
"Troy Patton turned in another strong outing and Michael Aubrey belted a two-run home run as the Tides topped the Charlotte Knights 4-2 in their home finale Friday night."

Squirrels Scamper Past Baysox | Bowie Baysox News
"The Bowie Baysox fell to the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-3 Saturday night in Richmond. With the loss, the Baysox fall to 75-65 on the season and remain tied with the Harrisburg Senators for second place and the final playoff position in the Eastern League's Western Division with two games to play. If the teams finish the regular season tied, they play a single game playoff Tuesday, Sept 7, at Prince George's Stadium."

BLUE ROCKS TAKE OPENER BUT ARE ELIMINATED | Frederick Keys News
"Wilmington's five-run first inning was too much to overcome for the Keys on Saturday night as Frederick fell in the series opener 6-3 at Frawley Stadium. The news of the night however was in Woodbridge, VA where the Potomac Nationals gave the 2010 Carolina League Playoffs clarity, defeating Kinston in game one of a doubleheader to clinch the second half pennant in the north eliminating Wilmington."

GreenJackets Shutout Shorebirds, 3-0 | Delmarva Shorebirds News
"Three Augusta pitchers combined to four-hit the Shorebirds in a 3-0 shutout win for the GreenJackets on Saturday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Delmarva Shorebirds have lost three straight games."

IronBirds Snap Losing Streak | Aberdeen IronBirds News
"Behind six shutout innings from Tyler Sexton, the Aberdeen IronBirds snapped their five game losing streak on Saturday night and beat the Connecticut Tigers by a score of 3-1. " 

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