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Saturday Bird Droppings

Recaps of last night's win can be found at The SunOrioles.comLA Times, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck)

Buck’s Role in the 2010 Off-Season: An early look at free agents | Baltimore Sports Report
"So far Buck Showalter has been a great addition to the Orioles from a managing stand point, how will that translate into the 2010 off season?"

Jones thinks return is getting close -
"Orioles center fielder Adam Jones thinks he is getting closer to returning to the field, but as the days out of the starting lineup pile up, his frustration level increases."

Coming off injury, Orioles closer Jim Johnson eager to play again -
"I think you have to earn everything in this game; no one's going to give you anything. It's not like the other team is going to lie down. You've got to scratch and claw and that's kind of the way you have to go about your business," said Johnson, who was activated Friday from the 60-day disabled list after not pitching in a big league game since April 30.

Orioles Insider: Roberts to miss "a couple games"
"Brian Roberts expects to miss "a couple days" with a left hip strain that he tweaked while swinging at a third strike in the third inning Friday against the Los Angeles Angels."

Orioles Insider: Machado hitless in debut (with Aberdeen promotion update)
"Machado, the organization's 2010 first-rounder and third overall pick in this year's draft, was hitless in three at-bats, including a strikeout, in the GCL Orioles' 1-0 victory. I have a hunch the 18-year-old will have better days."


Donachie's blast powers Tides to 2nd straight win |
"Adam Donachie smacked a two-out, two-run home run in the eighth inning to send the Norfolk Tides to a 7-6 win over Charlotte on Thursday night. Norfolk overcame a six-run deficit to earn its second consecutive victory."

Baysox Battle Past New Britain -
The Bowie Baysox defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 4-3 Friday night, keeping pace as the Eastern League playoff race seems poised to come down to the season's final days.

Frustrating Loss For Frederick Keys - Box Score News
Keys Walk Eight, Commit Two Errors, and Strand Eight Runners in Scoring Position in 11-4 Loss

Shorebirds Fall to Hagerstown - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -
"The Delmarva Shorebirds watched leads evaporate on two separate occasions as the Hagerstown Suns defeated the ‘Birds 10-7 at Municipal Stadium on Friday night. The Shorebirds outhit the Suns 14-12 as five ‘Birds recorded multiple hits. The Shorebirds have notched double digits hits in four straight games. "

Cyclones Sweep IronBirds | Aberdeen IronBirds News
"The Aberdeen IronBirds managed just three hits on Friday night in Brooklyn and fell to the Cyclones for the third straight night by a score of 2-0."

Bluefield lost 8-5
Four Orioles went 2-for-4 in the loss.

GCL Orioles won 1-0
Parker Bridwell pitched a scoreless inning, Yancorix Adrian went 6.0 IP with just four hits and one walk, and Matthew Drummond finished the shutout wirh 2.0 IP of hitless relief with four strikeouts. Their season ends today.