Friday Bird Droppings

Patrick McDermott

News and such from around the web about your first place Baltimore Orioles...

So, I guess the whole four game set against the Nats is being called a series and two wins out of three games played so far is okay in my book. The Orioles play three against some guys calling themselves the Yankees...Brian Roberts and Zelous Wheeler are a pretty far cry from Robinson Cano and A-Rod...though Wheeler is slugging .611 since he was called up last week.

Also, the O's are conducting a food drive this weekend, so if you're coming out to OPACY, you should consider chipping in.

As Schedule Gets Tougher, Orioles Top Nationals In Beltway Battle
The O's put the wood to two very good Nats pitchers.

MLB Power Rankings: Orioles are flying high, but can they keep it up? - MLB - CBSSports.com
More happy talk.

Orioles eager to get Steve Johnson back | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore I imagine none moreso than the big wigs at Team Steve, Inc. (oh, yes, this goes all the way to the top)

Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy struggles again in start at High-A Frederick - baltimoresun.com Don't panic!

School of Roch: Showalter on his catchers: "They're both good people"
Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley are also rumored to love their mothers and take their vitamins.

Camden Depot: Expanded Roster: Starting Pitching Rentals Coming soon to a Warehouse near you?

Scouting VS Statistics in the Minors (Orioles Nation)
"Tucker and Alex discuss the correlation and difference of scouting and statistics in the minors." Includes some in depth discussion of Christian Walker, Parker Bridwell and Buck Britton.

On this day in 1961, Hoyt Wilhelm allowed the game winning single in a wacky All Star Game played at Candlestick Park. Future Oriole Stu Miller was also charged with a run scoring balk when he was blown off the mound by the whipping San Francisco winds. There were also seven errors, including one charged to Jim Gentile.

It's the birthday of knuckleballing Baltimore County native Zach Clark.

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