Sunday Bird Droppings

#TeamSteve does it again - Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Orioles win but Bud Norris exits early, Manny's fate still a mystery, and Dylan Bundy has a good day. A very good day.

J.J Hardy homers but Bud Norris injured in Orioles 6-1 win over Yankees - baltimoresun.com

"Bud Norris, who allowed just one earned run in the Orioles¿ 6-1 victory against the New York Yankees, walked off the mound with right groin tightness, forcing the constantly shuffling club to have to deal with another potential injury issue -- one that comes as Norris was in the middle of an impressive run."

Orioles’ J.J. Hardy showers himself with sunflower seeds after getting silent treatment - The Washington Post

And yes, there is a GIF of the action.

Nuno shelled as Yankees fall to Orioles - Newsday

"This is what we have," Joe Girardi said after a 6-1 loss to the Orioles was fueled by three home runs against Vidal Nuño. "As I've said, it's not like there's just starting pitchers lying around out there." Apparently, the Orioles have six starters, so if you want to borrow Ubaldo Jimenez and his contract, feel free, Joe Cool.

Orioles pitcher Bud Norris exits vs. Yanks with tightness in right groin | MLB.com: News

"I'm hoping we caught it in time," manager Buck Showalter said of Bud Norris' injury, which he first felt during the fifth inning of the Orioles' 6-1 win. "He's getting an extra day next time out. [He'll] probably pitch the night game of the split doubleheader [Friday]. We've got other options, but I'm hoping we caught it in time and kept it from developing into something with the groin that obviously you don't want long term."

Orioles still waiting to hear on Machado's suspension | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

"If precedence serves itself like it should again, Manny (Machado) might be available for the doubleheader the way we’re figuring, we’ll see," Buck Showalter said. "I’m hoping it doesn’t start until after that."

Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy goes five scoreless innings at Class A | orioles.com: News

"Dylan Bundy made his second start since 2012 on Saturday, striking out nine batters over five scoreless innings for Class A Aberdeen in a 3-1 loss to Brooklyn. Bundy, the Orioles' No. 1 prospect, gave up two hits and a walk."

Orioles Q&A: Rill Talk with ... Caleb Joseph - CapitalGazette.com: Orioles

Because in Rill life you're not what I thought / Rill life, this isn't what I want / Guess things aren't always what they seem... Ladies and Gentlemen, Caleb Joseph.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Wille Harris, Brian Sackinsky, Mike Anderson, and Russ Snyder. No, I haven't heard of any of them, either.

On this date in Orioles history, in 1962, "Boog Powell becomes the first player to homer over the center field hedge at Memorial Stadium as he goes deep off the Red Sox's Don Schwall, who gives up the 469-foot shot." In 1977, "The Red Sox bang five homers (George Scott, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk with 2, Butch Hobson), all off Jim Palmer, to beat Baltimore, 5 - 4." I don't believe I've heard Cakes mention that one on air. Wonder why. In 2007, "Miguel Tejada goes on the disabled list with a wrist injury, ending a run of 1,152 consecutive games played, the 5th-longest run in major league history."

Why, anybody can have a brain. That's a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven't got: an Open Thread.

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