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Oh, look, another injured Orioles pitcher.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Oh, look, another injured Orioles pitcher. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Recaps of yesterday's loss can be found at, and

MIllwood's trade value is dropping -
In other news, water is wet, the sun rises in the east, and I'm a bit cranky about this team right now. -duck

Gonzalez won't return until post All-Star break | News
Juan Samuel said Monday that Mike Gonzalez isn't coming back until after the ASG break. Any way we can push that of a bit longer, like, say, 16 months? -duck

Samuel: "We're starting to be concerned"
"He's posted a 9.89 ERA in his last seven starts, raising his season ERA to 5.77. "We're starting to be concerned," Samuel said." Glad to know you didn't rush to that judgment after those SEVEN starts with an ERA of almost 10. -duck

Orioles Insider: Orioles and Showalter talk again
"I have not been offered anything, that’s for sure," Showalter said to The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. But it sure sounds like he will, and may start after the ASG break. -duck

Orioles Insider: Update on Atkins
"[B}y Tuesday he’ll officially be an ex-Oriole. Barring a shocker, [Garrett} Atkins is expected to clear waivers on Tuesday and then would be given his outright release. The Orioles would be on the hook for the remainder of his contract – roughly half of what’s left from the $4.5 million deal he signed in the offseason." -Party at my place. BYOB. -duck 

The Orioles Top 25: June 28 – July 4
"A diehard Orioles fan’s totally subjective take on the best players of the week from June 21-June 27 2010." -duck

Erik Bedard's First Start Scratched - Lookout Landing
Bédard was scheduled to start tonight for the Mariners but will sit out due to shoulder soreness. Oh, Érik. -Stacey


Tides' Tillman fires one-hitter | News
Bring some of that good stuff up here, Chris! -Stacey

Minor league notes -
Ronnie Welty is hot at the plate, Joe Mahonmey needsa a few days off for his back, and some other news that's already old by now. -duck

Ramirez leading Orioles at bat " Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Luis Angel Ramirez may be repeating Bluefield this season, but his average is up to .333 and attributes the success to feeling comfortable at the plate. Good for him. -duck 

Bowie lost 8-7 as four Baysox home runs were for naught, Frederick won 11-3 after scoring just three runs in the previous two games, the Keys had a season high 17 hits in the win, Delmarva lost 2-0 as the Shorebirds managed just four hits while Matt Hobgood pitched three innings and have up just three hits and a run to be tagged with the loss,  Aberdeen IronBirds set their hits record in a win with 19 hits Monday night as they beat the Lowell Spinners 9-6, Bluefield won 1-0 in 10 innings as three Orioles pitchers combined on the shutout, allowing just 5 hits, and the GCL Orioles won 6-2.