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Monday Bird Droppings

Recaps of yesterday's dispiriting loss can be found at The SunOrioles.comMASN, and

Injured Johnson to visit Dr. Andrews | News
Orioles reliever Jim Johnson is seeing everyone's favorite surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. I'm sure it's nothing but good news! -duck

Orioles Insider: MacPhail not 'terribly worried' about Johnson
"The prognosis is that he probably needs to rest it a few weeks and then start a throwing program. There’s no need for surgery, which is good news on the first opinion. We’ll just get him back when he’s healthy. " -duck

With perfect game, A's Dallas Braden is making us believe in him - Joe Posnanski -
"Maybe the most important thing to know about perfect game pitcher Dallas Braden is this: He was never a prospect. Not ever. He was the 1,383rd player taken in the 2004 draft after he graduated from Alonzo Stagg High in Stockton, Calif." Not a game story, but a good read anyway. -duck

Orioles face stiff test in Mariners' Lee | News
"I think when things go bad, it has to run its course," said Dave Trembley. "Every ball you hit hard, somebody makes a play. You make a bad pitch, you pay for it. Every opportunity you don't cash in on somehow comes back to hurt you. That's just how the game is. There's not too many things that we're putting together collectively that are working in our favor right now. We came in here and we won two out of four, but we had an opportunity to win three out of four. I don't think anybody's satisfied with just winning two." -duck

Slumping lineup could soon see changes | News
You will probably see a few new names in the lineup on Tuesday. Roster moves, they are a-coming. -duck

Orioles Insider: Millwood likely for Thursday, Guthrie on Friday
"At this point, the Orioles are leaning toward bringing back Millwood on Thursday opposite Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, and then starting Guthrie on Friday against the Cleveland Indians." -duck

Commentary: New voice needed for Orioles - Carroll County Times
Here's another article calling for Trembley's head. The O's better have a good homestand or we're gonna see a lot more of these. -duck

Local Charity Groups Will Team With Orioles to Set World Jumping Jack Record - The Bradenton Times
"On Saturday, May 29, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles’ spring training home in Sarasota, will play host to an attempt at a Guinness World Record and also help to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer." -duck

LATE ADDITION: Stacey talks with Drew of WNST about "Free The Birds"
Stacey's not a big fan of the event (neither am I), but Drew Forrester and Stacey had a great talk about the event and the O's. Give it a listen.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTES: Tillman's big day (and Bowie's bad day) -
Chris Tillman allowed just one run in 7 innings as Norfolk won, Zach Britton got beat up pretty good as Bowie lost, Billy Rowell hit a home run for Frederick and Tony Butler didn't do so hot for Delmarva. -duck