Birds Up, O's Down for June 13-19


Who's hot and who's not for the Baltimore Orioles:

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Jake Arrieta Fairly solid in his start at Toronto this week.  Allowed 9 hits over 6.2 innings, but only 3 runs crossed the plate (2 on home runs).  Walked 2 and struck out 5, but still ended up as casualty of the Canadian curse.

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Zach Britton Line doesn't look great, but he pitched much better than it shows.  Victimized by bad defense (cough, Reynolds, cough), so only 1 of the 4 runs was earned.  Added a double at the plate too, although he advanced on what could have been scored an error on Nats catcher Wilson Ramos.

Jeremy Guthrie Was mowing down the Toronto lineup before exiting the game due to back spasms.  Guts appears to be okay and could possibly make his next start.  Gets the up arrow for his great work in helping to end the ridiculously bad streak north of the border.

Chris Jakubauskas Not a stopper?  Jack O'Boskie begs to differ!  Hasn't been bad since taking over the 5th spot in the rotation.  Nothing fancy, but still getting the job done.  Start in Toronto was a little shaky (4 ER over 5.1 innings), but recovered nicely yesterday, allowing 3 ER over 5 innings (including 6 strikeouts).  Added a few hits and pinch ran as well.

Brian Matusz This week was a bit of an improvement, but he's still appears to be missing his best stuff.  Velocity was up a bit (topped out at 88) and the breaking ball was somewhat sharper than it was in his previous starts, but he still a long way to go.  Has yet to make it out of the 6th inning.
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Jeremy Accardo Absolutely dreadful this week.  Apparently the front office agrees with that assessment as Accardo was designated for assignment after his most recent horrid outing.  Peace out, Jeremy.  Can't really see how you'll be missed here.

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Brad Bergesen Back on the roster after Accardo was DFA'd and pitched a solid two innings yesterday.

Jason Berken Recalled after Alfredo Simon went to the DL and has not disappointed (got the decision in the O's first win north of the border in what feels like forever).  Has allowed just 2 hits over 3 innings and added 2 strikeouts without walking a batter.  Slider looking a lot more like it did at the beginning of the season when he was in good form.

Mike Gonzalez It would be great if the O's realized that he's just as bad as Accardo is.

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Kevin Gregg Only slightly better than Gonzo is.  Really tried to blow that save in Toronto.

Jim Johnson Outing up in Toronto is the one blemish on an otherwise good week.  Allowed an earned run (2 runs total) in that game, but sandwiched it between two scoreless 2 IP appearances.

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Clay Rapada What would you say you do here?

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Koji Uehara Not as sharp as usual with 2 home runs allowed this week.
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Ryan Adams Did not impress and has left the casino.  Did pick up his first career RBI, however, so there's that.

Robert Andino Just two hits all week.  Both came in the same game.

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Blake Davis Called up to take Ryan Adams' spot on the roster.  Has yet to see game action.

Vladimir Guerrero Singles MACHINE didn't see much time with the interleague play, but still had several hits last week.  Oddly enough, most of them were singles.

J.J. Hardy Continues to produce at a very high level, adding 2 home runs and 5 doubles this week.  Almost makes you forget who used to hit leadoff.....okay, not really, but he's close.

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Adam Jones More Ks than Hs this week.  Did add a home run in Saturday's game.

Derrek Lee Silky D loves NL pitching.  After going hitless in Toronto over 12 ABs, Lee went 9 for 13 against the Nationals including a 5 for 5 in the series opener.  If only he could face Jason Marquis (whom he hits at a .526 clip) more often.

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Nick Markakis Nothing too flashy, but did manage to raise his average seventeen points in the past week including two multi-hit games.

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Felix Pie If not for these BUODs, you may not have even noticed he played this week.  He did, however, pick up a few hits and a stolen base.

Nolan Reimold Two hits in eight ABs which, sadly, is improvement over last week.

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Mark Reynolds Torn here....does the poor defense negate the offensive contribution?  Tons of errors, but also hitting somewhat better than expected.  K Tracker:  74

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Luke Scott Found a mullet buddy in Zach Stewart of the Toronto Blue Jays.  Otherwise, nothing of interest.

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Craig Tatum The Orioles won both games in which he started this week.  Coincidence?  Yeah, probably.

Matt Wieters Moved to cleanup with no DH against the NL and struggled.  Didn't fare much better the rest of the week, the monster home run against Toronto being the exception.
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