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Saturday Bird Droppings

Victory again smiled upon the Orioles, and recaps of the wonders may be found at Washington Examiner The Associated Press,  Washington Post, and , for our friends who read Spanish,

Versatility earns Moore a call back to Baltimore -
Scott Moore owns more than one kind of infielder's glove, so he's the call-up for the Nats series. -duck

Trembley remains cautious with Wieters | News
Matt Wieters got the day off last night, after X-rays were negative but his knee tightened up on the plane ride back from Texas. He's expected to play today. -duck

Right leg cramps force Jones out early | News
Adam Jones developed cramps in his right leg Friday night and was removed from the game, but says he will be fine for Saturday. -duck

Orioles Insider: Did David Hernandez do enough Friday to keep his rotation spot?
David Hernandez was "effectively wild", as Jim Palmer put it last night, but with Jake Arrieta and Chris Tillman doing well in Norfolk, is it time to bump Hernandez to long relief? -duck

Baltimore Should Open The Market | FanGraphs Baseball
Dave Cameron tells the Orioles to start selling now before the other teams put their players out there, because "[t]hey might not be selling grade A premium beef, but there’s a reason Taco Bell does so well at 2 am – they’re the only ones open." -Stacey

Kevin Millar joins Fox as baseball analyst - MLB -
Kevin Millar will join Joe Buck for a Cardinals-Brewers game June 5. He will start out tonight as a studio analyst. Good times, I'm sure, will be had be all. -duck

Boston Excited to Welcome Kevin Millar Back to Red Sox Family -
Kevbo returns to Beantown. -zk

Suns Brady Anderson Night Almost Here - OurSports Central 
A week from Saturday, the Sideburns will be honored. First 500 fans receive a voucher for a Brady Statuette. Not a bobblehead; a statuette. -zk

Chad Moeller Thrilled To Be Back With Yankees -
Ex-Oriole Chad Moeller got called up from AAA on Thursday. -zk - Southwest Airlines Begins Baltimore-Panama City Beach Service
On Monday, May 24 from noon to 1 p.m., Southwest Airlines is turning McKeldin Square (located at the corner or Pratt and Light streets) into a beach scene complete with beach bags, beach balls, the one and only Baltimore Orioles Mascot, and dozens of Southwest employees dressed ready to head to the beach! The employees will be passing out 200 beach bags to the first passersby who show up. The bags are filled with items donated by local businesses from Panama City Beach. Also, six beach bags will contain two roundtrip tickets on Southwest, plus hotel accommodations to the Panama City Beach Area! ... I clipped it because of the Bird's appearance, but one of you should go down there and win that trip. -zk


Norfolk won 3-2 as Robert Andino had a two-out, ninth inning single for the walk-off win, Bowie won 5-1 as Zach Britton went 6.0 IP and gave up just 1 run, Keys lost 6-1 as Rick Zagone gave up six runs in the first two innings, and the Shorebirds lost 2 games as they gave up big innings in both games, surrendering a 5-run 4th inning in Game 1 and a 7 run inning in Game 2.

Adam Loewen Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights
I know it's just the minors, but still: our old friend Adam Loewen seems to be figuring out AA pitching. His AVG/OBP/OPS on the year is .265/.374/.827. But more impressive are his last 10 games: .351/.429/.996. Wonder if we could trade for him? -zk