Sunday Bird Droppings

Manny did something right yesterday. - Mitchell Layton

O's drop another, the bats are impatient, and really, any day now, we'll find out about Manny's appeal. Any day now...

Three home runs power Rays past Orioles, 5-4 - Bay News 9
"Desmond Jennings opened the game with the first of Tampa Bay's three home runs off Wei-Yin Chen, and the Rays got an impressive pitching performance from former Oriole Erik Bedard in a 5-4 victory over Baltimore on Saturday."

Impatient Baltimore Orioles play themselves out of promising situations, into trouble vs. Tampa Bay Rays - baltimoresun.com
"Though they mustered just three hits through the first seven innings of their 5-4 loss Saturday, the Orioles played themselves out of a pair of promising situations. In the first, center fielder Adam Jones and designated hitter Nelson Cruz, the heart of the order, couldn’t plate Steve Pearce, who was on second base with one out."

Manny Machado suspension, dipping tobacco among topics at State of the Orioles - baltimoresun.com
"When [Fernando Abad] comes in from the bullpen, and he goes after the league’s best defensive player in an area where he’s had an injury, and they want to dock [Manny Machado] five games and the other guy escapes, that’s a gross inequity," Dan Duquette said. "Hopefully, reasonable people will apply a reasonable standard."

Showalter unsure when Wieters will rejoin Orioles | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"Manager Buck Showalter said he spoke with Matt Wieters on Friday, but didn’t broach Wieters’ return. The Orioles believe Wieters will be ready to start the 2015 season."

Baltimore's rotation's historically lucky June - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
"Since June ended, their BABIP of .268 bests every other team; the same can be said of their 83.3% LOB%. Since pitchers exercise very little control over these statistics, this means they’ve been very lucky, insofar as they’ve allowed very few hits on balls in play, and have stranded most runners when they don’t."

Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will start Thursday at High-A Frederick - baltimoresun.com
"Right-hander Dylan Bundy will make his next start for High-A Frederick on Thursday, the Orioles announced Saturday afternoon."

Orioles Q&A: Rill Talk with ... T.J. McFarland - CapitalGazette.com: Orioles
Seeking no truth. Winning is all. Find it so grim So true. So Rill. Ladies and Gentlemen, T.J. McFarland.

Happy Birthday to Pedro Viola, and Dizzy Trout. On this day in Orioles history, in 2002, "The Orioles pound the Phillies, 11 - 1, as Baltimore OF Gary Matthews Jr. gets five hits, including a double and home run." And in 2013, "Chris Davis hits a pair of homers, including his major league-leading 30th, to lead the Orioles to an 11 - 3 win over theYankees. Davis's 5 RBI give him 79, just 6 shy of his career high for a season."

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