Birds Up, O's Down for August 8 - 14

Adam Jones cracks one of several hits this week. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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

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Jeremy Guthrie Fairly mediocre week for Guts.  Ten earned runs (3 home runs allowed) and just 3 strikeouts (with 2 walks).

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Tommy Hunter It wasn't a great outing, but if the Orioles can get 4 earned runs over 6.2 innings in every start from Hunter, they'd at least be more in the game than they have with some of the other starters they've trotted out this year.

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Jo-Jo Reyes First start was weak, but the second was a great effort.  The O's tried to lose the game, but 1 ER over 6 innings from Reyes was excellent.

Alfredo Simon Alfredo Sauce was up to his usual antics this week allowing 4 runs on 11 hits (3 walks) over 4+ innings.  In a month, Simon has added over 1 run to his ERA.

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Chris Tillman Tillman was also up to his usual antics this week.  A week after allowing 2 runs on 4 hits over 7 innings, he allows 6 runs on 8 hits in 2+ innings.  Gross.
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Brad Bergesen Four innings of scoreless relief.  Not bad.

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Jason Berken Hadn't pitched since that awful outing vs. the New York Yankees (yea....you know which one that was).  Made several appearances this week with better results.

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Willie Eyre Welcome to Baltimore, Willie.  Hopefully your time here is better than your previous seasons....

Mike Gonzalez He's actually beginning to resemble a major league pitcher!  Where was this all season?  Gonzo hasn't allowed a run since July 18.

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Kevin Gregg Yuck.

Chris Jakubauskas Jack O'Boskie pitched 6.1 innings of scoreless relief this week while allowing just 3 hits.

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Jim Johnson A week after seemingly losing his mojo, JJ returned to form.  Started the week poorly, but finished with two scoreless innings and a save to get his ERA back under 3.00

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Troy Patton Took a loss this week when he allowed a run in a 2.2 inning stint, but really hasn't been pitching all that bad.
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Robert Andino Had hits in all but one game this, but his OPS continues to since toward .600

Josh Bell  Nugget can't play defense and doesn't really hit that well.  Such things probably cost him playing time this week, as he saw two starts and one PH opportunity.

Blake Davis Guess he was mad he doesn't get much playing time as he started one game, launched a homer, and added three RBI.

Chris Davis Back from "sleeping on his neck funny" and added more strikeouts than he did hits.

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Vladimir Guerrero At least they aren't batting him cleanup all of the time now.

J.J. Hardy Hitless in his last two games, but absolutely feasted on Chicago pitching.  Added 4 home runs and 10 RBI last week.

Adam Jones No comments on his defense (missed most of the games this week while on vacation), but his hitting line looks great.

Nick Markakis Fairly nice week at the plate for Nicky too.

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Felix Pie Raising his OPS just a smidgen from nearly .500 saves him from the down arrow, but he really hasn't done anything.

Nolan Reimold Gazelle was really struggling at the plate and needed a good week to boost him.  He got it this week with 7 hits (including 3 2Bs and a HR)

Mark Reynolds Defense is still bad.  In other possibly related news, water is still wet.  Reynolds couldn't hit much this week either, adding just one single.  Now has 140 soul-killing strikeouts.

Craig Tatum Played in just one game last week and was pretty good in that game.

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Matt Wieters Got a bit of a boost at the plate this past week.
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