Tuesday Bird Droppings

OriolesHangout.com - O's fall short in slugfest, 11-10
It’s hard to lose a game where your offense pounds out double-digit runs on 17 hits (including three homers) and every single member of the starting lineup has at least one hit. But the Orioles proved it’s possible, especially with the wilted husk of Brian Matusz going up in flames once more with a four-out, five-run debacle of a start.

Orioles Insider: Davis coming off DL; four more to be recalled
Orioles president of baseball ops Andy MacPhail just confirmed that Chris Davis will come off the disabled list and join the team in time for tomorrow night's game at Yankee Stadium. In addition, the Orioles are recalling pitchers Clay Rapada and Jeremy Accardo and infielders Pedro Florimon, Jr. and Josh Bell.

Amber Theoharis: O's need to continue focus on international scouting
Tell 'em, Amber.

Rosenthal notes: Playoff seeding races heating up | FOX Sports 
If, as expected, Andy MacPhail departs as president of baseball operations, owner Peter Angelos will prefer someone with whom he is familiar, or at the very least, someone who comes highly recommended by a person he trusts. 

Camden Depot: More Info on Replacing MacPhail
Jon looks at two names brought up by Rosenthal, Tony LaCava and Dan Jennings.

Matusz's near future no longer on the upswing - The Star Democrat
Coming into Monday, the 24-year-old left-hander had lost seven straight starts since beating Oakland on June 6. Just 1-7 in 10 starts this year, and with an 11.42 ERA since his Aug. 16 recall from the minors, he may have pitched himself out of the rotation. 

Baltimore Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie could end up with 20 losses - Mel Antonen - SI.com
Ask the Baltimore Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie if he's concerned about the possibility of becoming only the second pitcher in the past 30 years to be saddled with a 20-loss season, and he emphatically replies, "No, I'm not.''

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