Week 9 Birds Up, O's Down (May 29 - June 3)

Oh, those soul-crushing strikeouts, Mark! Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-US PRESSWIRE

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

Rotation

Jake Arrieta Continues his downward spiral with two pretty awful starts. Over the past seven days, Arrieta has pitched 9 innings and allowed 10 ER with 7 BB (compared to 8 Ks).

Wei-Yin Chen Struggled in his lone start this week. In 5+ innings, allowed 5 ER and 4 BB.

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Jason Hammel Tough to rate this week since his start wasn't terrible....if you forget that the 4 runs he allowed all came off of solo home runs.

Brian Matusz Seems to be finding a bit of a groove. Solid last week and followed up with 7+ in Tampa allowing just 1 ER on 2 hits. Did walk three, but K'd seven.
Bullpen

Luis Ayala Only pitched an inning over two appearances. Allowed 1 ER (2 total) on two hits.

Dana Eveland Didn't even pitch a full inning and gave up 2 ER in yesterday's 4 run loss to Tampa.

Miguel Gonzalez Got promoted as the O's don't need a 5th starter until June 9. Got 3+ innings in his first (and only) appearance. Struck out 5 while allowing 1 ER.

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Kevin Gregg Nothing to see here.

Jim Johnson Still hasn't blown a save, although not getting many opportunities these days....

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Darren O'Day Continuing on in solid fashion. WHIP currently at 0.80 for the year.

Troy Patton Pitching really well these days. Saw 2+ innings of relief and notched 5Ks.

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Pedro Strop Fairly uneventful week.
Lineup

Robert Andino Still slumping. Went just 3 for 22 (.136) this past week, although he did have a double in yesterday's game.

Wilson Betemit Just 4 for 19 (.211) this week with no extra-base hits.

Endy Chavez One hit in 15 ABs, although that one hit was a homer (his first of the year). Sigh.

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Chris Davis Like the rest of the offense, Davis struggled (4 for 19), but tacked on a homer and two RBI.

Ryan Flaherty Even with injuries, Flaherty isn't seeing much playing time. When he actually does get in the lineup, he doesn't hit.

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Bill Hall Caught up in the seemingly constant (of late) roster turnover and DFA'd yet again.

J.J. Hardy Probably not the best when a 7 for 25 week (and only one XBH) gets you an up arrow. That's pretty much the week for the O's.

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Nick Johnson Almost forgot he was even on the team.

Adam Jones Eight for 21 with 2 homers! Nice week. Best news: MRI on the wrist came back negative and Jones expects to be in tomorrow's lineup. That noise you just heard was a big sigh of relief.

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Nick Markakis Out a month with a small fracture in his wrist. Not good.

Ronny Paulino Minimal playing time, but went 2 for 6 with 2 doubles.

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Steve Pearce Welcome to Baltimore.

Mark Reynolds 7 for 22 with a homer, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, and 4 walks. That works.

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Steve Tolleson Two for seven this week. Not much to see, really.

Matt Wieters Something of a slump-busting week for Wieters. Hit 7-21 with a homer and 2 RBI.
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