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Orioles Insider: Just offensive
"The Orioles entered tonight with the fewest runs in the American League. They were also 16-for-100 (.160) with runners in scoring position, and they are 0-for-7 already tonight." -duck

Hernandez deserved better -
"Could someone remind Julio Lugo that it's 90 feet from home plate to first base? it looked like he might have become confused and slowed up after nine. If manager Dave Trembley wanted to send a message to his players tonight, he had an opportunity right there. Run out every ground ball or keep going directly into the clubhouse. " In case you wondered why some of us want Julio Lugo gone, there's your answer. -duck

Post-game notes -
"One night after being held to a season-low five hits, tonight the Orioles picked up just four hits in a 3-1 loss to Seattle. The Orioles have scored just three runs with nine hits in the two games of this series. The team average is .143 in those two contests." There's your bright ray of sunshine for this morning. -duck

Bergy's back in Baltimore -
"Obviously, I haven't been pitching well, so I knew I needed to turn it around or that was inevitable. But I was surprised by it coming so quickly," Brad Bergesen told Roch Kubatko. Well, go get yourself right and you'll be back up soon. -duck

Two quick injury updates - -
"Brian Roberts has been cleared to begin light exercises and strengthening activities, and he'll be examined again on Friday by back specialist Dr. Lee Riley at Johns Hopkins." Koji Uehara is scheduled to throw 1 inning in extended spring training as well. -duck

Gonzalez visits Andrews for shoulder exam | News
"There's some wear and tear, and some fraying in there, but it's something they think I can throw through," said Mike Gonzalez, who doesn't expect to pick up a baseball for the next 7-10 days so the inflammation in his shoulder can go down." He just doesn't get it, does he? -duck

Orioles Insider: Little rest for Wieters
Matt Wieters has had one day off from catching. Hope he enjoyed it. He won't be getting many. -duck

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - April 20
"The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were edged by the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox were handed another loss by the Erie SeaWolves. The Single-A Frederick Keys topped the Potomac Nationals, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds picked up another exciting win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers." -duck

Matt Hobgood talks about his start -
"Delmarva Shorebirds right-hander Matt Hobgood is getting better with each start." And he talks about it with Steve Melewski. -duck

MLB: Rays' Maddon Can Wear Hoodie -- MLB FanHouse
"Hoodie-gate is over," Joe Maddon said. "I received a call today saying cooler heads had prevailed. I'm now able to wear the hoodie any time I'd like." That was a pretty quick reversal by the league office. -duck

Get ready for a media firestorm over the timing of the Edinson Volquez suspension - HardballTalk
Edison Volquez is getting suspended for 50 games he never would have had a chance to play in anyway. -duck