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Birds Up, O's Down for Aug. 16-23

Luke Scott can actually salsa by himself. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Luke Scott can actually salsa by himself. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Here's who's hot and who's not among the Orioles this week:

Birds Up

Luke Scott (DH) - A .333 AVG, a 1.010 OPS and two homers. Luke looks to have his groove back, and he's been just about carrying this team offensively for the past week.
Josh Bell (3B) - He hit his first two MLB home runs, sported a .316 AVG and a 1.034 OPS, and he and Luke Scott were the only two Orioles who could hit their way out of wet paper bags last week.
Jake Arrieta (RHP) - Bad 'stache aside, Jake had a good start this week. He went 6.2 IP, gave up just one earned run, and gave his team a chance to win. Can't do much more than that, right?
Brian Matusz (LHP) - OK, maybe you can. Brian tossed 8.0 IP with no runs surrendered on just five hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Jake, raise your game, kid.
Matt Albers (RHP) - Four appearances, 3.1 IP, 0.00 ERA, no inherited runners scored. Matt did his job this week.
Buck Showalter (MAN) - One great ejection, and a ton of great quotes.

O's down

Matt Wieters (CA) - The bat is going away again, as Matt posted a .200 AVG and a .273 OBP for the week. Not good, Matt. Not good.
Ty Wigginton (1B) - Ty had a pretty bad week at the plate, with matching AVG and OBP numbers of .207. That means he didn't take a single walk for the week. Sure, he hit two solo HRs, but that's still an unsatisfactory week.
Cesar Izturis (SS) - Not a good week for the infield at the player if your name isn't Josh Bell. Cesar managed to dip below even Matt Wieters and Ty Wigginton's numbers, posting a .143 AVG and OBP.
Adam Jones (CF) - The defense may be getting better, but the bat isn't. A .143 AVG and a sub-.300 OBP won't cut it from center field, Adam.
Brian Roberts (2B) - A .222 AVG, a .290 OBP, and I'm starting the wonder just how the O's won a game last week with the lack of production out of most of the lineup.
Jason Berken (RHP) - He's got the dreaded Fabrum Bear, although hopefully, his labrum isn't torn completely. He's getting a second opinion this week. Maybe this explains his sudden decline in effectiveness, yes?