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Brian Matusz pitched 7 scoreless innings. Like that would be enough for the O's to win. Right.  Slacker. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Brian Matusz pitched 7 scoreless innings. Like that would be enough for the O's to win. Right. Slacker. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Recaps of last night's disaster can be found at Orioles.comThe Sun, and Cleveland.com.

Hughes optioned to Triple-A Norfolk | orioles.com: News
"Rhyne Hughes did not play in Saturday's game but had been marred in a a 3-for-24 skid with 12 strikeouts in his last eight games." That will earn a bus ticket back to Norfolk. -duck

Orioles Insider: Alberto Castillo expected to join O's tomorrow
Alberto Castillo becomes the 17th man in the O's bullpen. Wait, it's not 17? Well, it feels that way. Anyone seen a milk carton with Jason Berken's picture on it? -duck

Trembley: "Eight innings of baseball, we pitched very well." - MASNsports.com
Sure, other than THAT, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? -duck

Simon talks about the ninth inning - MASNsports.com
"It was a split ball that didn't do too much," Simon said. Oh, I'd say it did a pretty good job of ruining my night. -duck

Orioles Notebook: Patterson making an impact
"Corey Patterson's return to the majors has coincided with signs of an offensive renaissance for the Orioles." Sure, and I was born the year "Led Zeppelin I" was released and changed rock music forever. Coincidence doesn't prove causation. -duck

PressBox: New Reporter For 'The Fan' Won't Be Another Marks
Jen Royle covers the O's for 105.7 and the Nationals for MASN. Buried in the article is a interesting note - MASN refuses to allow Amber Theoharis to co-host on 105.7 with Scott Garceau, saying she's too valuable as a sideline reporter. -duck 

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - May 15
All four affiliates playing last night lost. The suck, it is contagious. -duck

Defensive woes sticking with Baysox - The Capital
Bowie isn't doing a much better job of hitting than Baltimore, and add in defensive miscues, and things are getting ugly. -duck