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Wednesday Bird Droppings

Recaps of last night's well-played game by the Orioles can be found at, and The Associated Press.

Post-Game Trembley -
"I thought there were four at-bats in the game that were key for me - the two guys that walked, and after the wild pitch, the two productive outs." Great. Now he's gonna think sacrifices and hit and runs are good again. There's no such thing as a productive out, Dave. You only get 27. Don't give them away. -duck

Luke Scott updates his shoulder injury -
Luke Scott injured his shoulder on the same play Alfredo Simon hurt his hamstring, but his injury is much less severe. He was in last night''s lineup, then a last-minute scratch, and won't get a MRI done unless severe pain returns today. -duck

Orioles Insider: Turner to the Mets; Gonzo likely to 60-day DL
Justin Turner was claimed by the Mets while B2B still has an Orioles uniform, and Mike Gonzalez isn't on a fast track back to Baltimore, as he's been placed on the 60 day disabled list. He's eligible to return on June 9, just like Brian Roberts. -duck

Roberts gets go-ahead to resume activities | News
Brian Roberts will finally make that trip to Florida to resume baseball activities. Can't we just say practice? -duck

Orioles pitchers battling injuries - Carroll County Times
It is sort of amazing to read through the list of injured relievers the Orioles have had this year. -duck 

2010 Catcher Defense Rankings as of May 25, 2010 - Beyond the Box Score
BtB ranks the best defensive catchers so far this year and Matt Wieters comes in second to Yadier Molina. Not bad. Check out the story to see where he ranks in specific categories. -Stacey

Dave Trembley Managerial Situation - Schmuck
Schmuck returns to being an idiot. "[B]ringing a big-time manager into this competitive environment at this particular point in time would be problematic for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it's going to be very hard to find one to take the job under the current circumstances. The Orioles have 115 games left and whoever takes over the team is likely to lose a lot more of them than he'll win, which creates the likely prospect of going into 2011 as the returning manager of one of the worst teams in baseball. Um, Peter? Last I checked, manager openings rarely come up for teams that aren't among the worst teams in baseball. You'd have to think that when there are only 6 or 7 managerial changes per year, it's not that hard to find high-profile guys who want to get back in to the game. -zk

New Capital shelves his demons
Larry Bigbie has a new home, playing for the independent league Edmonton Capitals. -Stacey

Camden Depot: What is Kevin Millwood Worth?
Camden Depot looks at what the Mentor could fetch from the Nationals, Diamondbacks, Reds, Dodgers, Tigers, and Angels. -Stacey


Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - May 25
Norfolk won as Jake Arrieta dominated for 7 IP, Bowie lost, Frederick won and Delmarva lost, as Mychal Givens went 1-for-2 with a RBI. He wasn't pitching. -duck

Baltimore Orioles prospect Chris Tillman to start Saturday against Toronto Blue Jays -
Chris Tillman is expected to start Saturday against Toronto Blue Jays and David Hernandez is shifted to bullpen duty. Diamond Dave is being all sneaky, saying only "[w}e'll get a starter from Triple-A for the 29th. I think that will become pretty self-evident the next day or so." -duck


Campers crush Dunbar 27-0 in semis - Cumberland Times-News
Allegany ended the Cinderella run of Dunbar softball in a crushing 27-0 los sin 5 innings. The Campers were subbing for starters by the second inning. Ouch. Dunbar ends their season 17-1 as the first Baltimore City team to win a region in MPSSAA play. -duck