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Friday Bird Droppings

Recaps from yesterday's game can be found at The, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

Orioles notebook: Orioles Corey Patterson looks to make most of scant playing time
"You just kind of mix things up, keep yourself mentally from not being bored and keep your focus. So when you do get that call and you are in there, like I am [Thursday], you are ready."

Orioles Insider: Wigginton, Blanco and Showalter on the 6th inning jawing session 
“I guess he wasn’t happy with the play and that was it,” Wigginton said. “I just know the ump called him out and there was one out and nobody on.” Nothing to see here, move on, people...

Texas skipper praises Buck's work with O's | News
Ron Washington of Texas thinks Buck's doing a great job: "Everywhere [Showalter has] been, a team's definitely progressed. It's already happened here in Baltimore."

Too many Orioles fans whining about winning | The Daily Times
Worried about losing the first overall pick in 2011? Here's what the Daily Times says: "Shut up, stop watching the Orioles and root for somebody else, because you're violating the first rule of fandom: rooting for your team to win."


Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 19
Tyler Townsend came off the DL for Frederick.

Steve Melewski: A note on Klein from Aberdeen
"If a pitcher can look good in a non-game situation, I'm told that O's third-round pick Dan Klein did this afternoon at Aberdeen. Klein threw a live batting practice session today. His fastball was in the low 90's (yes we have a BP velocity report) and he touched 95 once. The off-speed stuff showed some good movement as well."

Steve Melewski: No AFL for Machado
"[Manny] Machado, and O's fifth-round pick Conner Narron, who is currently playing in the Gulf League, are expected to join Aberdeen after the GCL season ends on August 28th. Aberdeen's season runs through September 5th." But he won't be going to the Arizona Fall League.

O's MacPhail likes what he sees in Keys - The Frederick News-Post Online
"I saw LJ have a good day and Rowell have a good day while I was here," he said. "You can't help but be impressed by (outfielder Kyle) Hudson's speed, and I saw (catcher Brian) Ward throw out a couple of guys."