Sunday Bird Droppings

Nelson Cruz wasn't enough yesterday. - Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The O's trade for a catcher, Manny's getting better, and a Bobby Bundy sighting!

Kluber sharp as Indians beat Orioles 9-0 - USA Today
"Corey Kluber (5-3) became the first pitcher in the majors this season to have five straight outings with at least eight strikeouts. He gave up five hits, walked two and did not allow a runner past second base." Yup, it was as bad as you remember.

Orioles trade LHP Patton to Padres for C Hundley - USA Today
"Nick Hundley is a proven veteran catcher who handles pitchers well and has power," Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said in a text message to The Associated Press." Man, I was hoping he was a qualified Major Leaguer.

With Wieters questionable, Orioles needed catching depth | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
No one is saying Matt Wieters is done for the season, but you have to think the Orioles are worried about the possibility, given this deal.

Davis, Jones starting to get in groove for Orioles - York Dispatch
"I think this is really the first time we've all been swinging the bat well collectively," Chris Davis said of himself, Nelson Cruz and Adam Jones. "Nelson's been hot all year. Jonesy is really starting to come on and obviously me coming off the (oblique) injury, I've started to swing the bat. It's big for us, especially in the middle of the lineup." Now if the pitching could step up on the days y'all actually hit...

Machado out again, but O's optimistic | orioles.com: News
"Manny Machado was a little better on Saturday than the previous day, and the O's are cautiously hopeful it's not a disabled list situation for the 21-year-old All-Star. Still, given Machado's uncertainty, the Orioles recalled infielder Steve Lombardozzi from Triple-A Norfolk." Here's hoping he's healthy enough to be in today's lineup.

Orioles hold youth baseball camp - HT Preps
"Baltimore Orioles players and coaches, including World Series winner Scott McGregor, held a baseball clinic Saturday at Ed Smith Stadium for more than 40 children from the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club in Sarasota." And a Bobby Bundy sighting!

Baltimore Orioles Announce Military Appreciation Day and Memorial Day Plans | Orioles 101 | Sports Media 101
The O's have a few extra things today, like the rip cord bracelet giveaway, but the donation of a catered private suite and 500 other tickets every Sunday to.members of the military is pretty cool. Ongoing recognition is better than once a year.

The Orioles' Manny Machado Has A Whole Slew Of Air Jordan VI PEs | Complex
"The Orioles' budding superstar, Manny Machado, is a Jordan Brand athlete with a serious set of Air Jordan VI PEs." I have no idea what that means, but apparently, he's as big a shoe collector as Jeremy Guthrie.

Orioles Q&A: Rill Talk with ... Steve Clevenger - Carroll County Times: Baltimore Orioles
Don't need to be afraid / No need to be afraid / It's Rill love, it's Rill / Yes it's Rill love, it's Rill ... Ladies and gentlemen, Steve Clevenger.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Miguel Tejada, Fernando Lunar, Melvin Roasrio, Adnres Mora, Bill Dillman and Jim Marshall.  On this date in Orioles history, "In 1965, The National Brewery Co. buys 64,000 shares of stock in the Baltimore Orioles from Joe Iglehart. Jerry Hoffberger assumes the position of chairman of the board."

Oh, it's awesome, Open Thread. The little dudes are just eggs, we leave 'em on a beach to hatch, and then, coo-coo-cachoo, they find their way back to the big ol' blue.

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