Week 18 Birds Up, O's Down (5 - 11 August)

Adam Jones deserves multiple fist bumps after his blistering week at the plate - Thearon W. Henderson

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

Rotation
Wei-Yin Chen Upnew_medium Six straight quality starts, yet the O's have won just three of them.  Was pulled after 6 innings and just 72 pitches, but Chen always seems to fall apart later in games regardless of pitch count.
Scott Feldman http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Got the week off after a series of poor starts.  Here's hoping he recovers with the next one.
Miguel Gonzalez Upnew_medium Fly ball pitcher in a decidedly pitchers park is usually an acceptable combination.  It worked for MiGo in San Diego, as he made it thrugh 6 innings and allowed only 3 ER (8 strikeouts).  Quite the improvement from his two previous outings.
Bud Norris Upnew_medium Turned in two starts this week, which combined for 11 innings and 3 ER allowed.  Just 7 Ks (4 walks), but Norris was decent in both starts.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium San Francisco is not playing good baseball right now, but Tillman's start on Friday was masterful.
Bullpen
Tommy Hunter Upnew_medium Three flawless innings will always play.
Jim Johnson Downnew_medium The blown saves are a hindrance.  At least the O's won that game.
Brian Matusz http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Called upon to make just one out.
T.J. McFarland http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png A short week plus a number of solid outings from the SPs means TJ rides the pine all week.
Darren O'Day Upnew_medium Tossed a perfect four innings.  No hits, no walks, and three strikeouts (all in one inning).
Troy Patton http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Didn't pitch much, but got a win.
Francisco Rodriguez Upnew_medium By far his best outings since coming over to the O's.  Three innings, no runs, 6 strikeouts.
Catchers
Taylor Teagarden Downnew_medium Has not started a game the O's won since mid-June.
Matt Wieters Downnew_medium Might be coming around at the plate a bit, but a 4-19 week doesn't really help.  Did tally 3 RBI, including a solid 10th inning single to cap an O's victory.
Infielders
Alexi Casilla http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png PH duties only
Chris Davis Upnew_medium Bombed homers 41 and 42 en route to a 6-20 week.  Also walked 4 times.  Double in the 10th on Friday led the O's to victory.
Ryan Flaherty Downnew_medium Not much to talk about here.
J.J. Hardy Upnew_medium 6-19 and three of those were homers.  Yeah, that'll work.
Manny Machado Upnew_medium A quality 7-24 (.292) at the plate.
Brian Roberts Downnew_medium Pretty forgettable week for Roberts.
Outfielders
Adam Jones Upnew_medium Absolutely blistering .571 week from Jones.  The man is on fiyah.  Just on FIYAH.
Nick Markakis http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Yeah, he went 6-23 at the plate, but can you remember the last time he hit more than a single?  I can't either.
Nate McLouth Upnew_medium See above.  Except he at least had a couple of doubles.  And some stolen bases.
Steve Pearce http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Pretty limited playing time.
Henry Urrutia http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png No DH needed in the NL parks, so Urrutia hardly saw the light of day.
Disabled List
Wilson Betemit He's been raking for the GCL team while on rehab.
Steve Clevenger No new updates.
Jason Hammel He's going to throw this week.  Good news?
Nolan Reimold Out for the year after neck surgery.
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