Thursday Bird Droppings

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The Orioles are resting up on this off day as they prepare to kick some Yankee butt.

Happy Thursday, guys! Clayton Kershaw pitched a no hitter last night, so be sure to claim your free pizza today! He struck out 15, walked none, and threw 107 pitches. The only base runner against him reached on an error by Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning.

Hearing from Gausman, Joseph, Cruz and Hunter | MASN Sports
Quotes from yesterday's game, courtesy of the Professor of Posts.

Could The Orioles Make A Six-man Rotation Work? | Press Box
Paul Folkemer looks at ways to make the six-man rotation a success.

Wieters talks about his surgery | Britt's Bird Watch
Sounds like he knew pretty early on this would be the result, and was just putting it off out of hope.

How the Orioles fared through 70 games in seasons they made the playoffs - baltimoresun.com
The Orioles are 36-34 through 70 games. In years that they made the playoffs, the fewest number of wins they've had through 70 is 38.

Is Nelson Cruz Playing Hurt? | Baltimore Sports Report
I have wondered the same. His home run yesterday looked pretty healthy, though.

The Eutaw Street Chronicles (#17): Lee Stevens, May 30, 1998 | Roar From 34
Relive another Eutaw Street home run, back when Texas Ranger Lee Stevens hit a ball off of Boog's BBQ.

Orioles Rotation Ready for Big Time…Next Year | Orioles Uncensored
The rotation is on a pretty good run right now, especially now that Kevin Gausman is here and awesome. But yeah, shuffle out one of the other guys for Dylan Bundy next season and things could get interesting.

Is Caleb Joseph a "great" defensive catcher? | Orioles Nation
Caleb Joseph has been described as a great defensive catcher by broadcasters, local beat writers and fans alike. But is he really a great defensive catcher? ON has the skinny.

Appreciating Steve Pearce | Camden Depot
Let us all take a moment to admire Steve Pearce.

Happy birthday to former Orioles Bruce Chen, Val Majewski, Willis Roberts, Butch Davis, and Don Ferrarese!

On this day in 2010, Kevin "the Mentor" Millwood won his first game after eight straight losses to start the season.

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