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Sunday Bird Droppings

Recaps of yesterday's game can be found at Orioles.comThe SunThe Toronto Star, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

Reimold, Snyder back in Orioles' lineup | News
"Following a night that saw the Orioles amass 16 hits in a 6-4 loss, Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided for the second straight day to put September callups Nolan Reimold and Brandon Snyder in Saturday's lineup vs. the Blue Jays." I guess everyone is getting an audition.

Lugo returns after missing 12 games | News
"Orioles infielder Julio Lugo was in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays after missing 12 games with headaches stemming from a partially pinched nerve." And there wasn't much rejoicing.

Orioles Insider: So you think the Orioles may need power? 
On the season, the Jays have hit 241 homers, most in the majors. The Orioles have hit 131 -- 110 fewer than Toronto -- which is 10th of 14 clubs in the American League.

Orioles Insider: Guthrie gets to 200 innings
"By completing the fifth inning Saturday at Rogers Centre, Jeremy Guthrie has hit the 200-inning mark for the second consecutive season. He is the first Orioles pitcher to accomplish that since Mike Mussina and Sidney Ponson both did it in 1999-2000. Mussina actually had a streak of six straight 200-plus-inning seas"ons from 1996-2000 before he left for the New York Yankees.

Climbing the ladder -
Joe Mahoney gets the local-boy-does-good treatment from his hometown paper.


The Schmuck Stops Here: MLB: If DuPuy is out, who's in? 
"Reports are surfacing that Major League Baseball president and chief operating officer Bob DuPuy is on his way out, which presumably would open up the No. 2 spot in the MLB hierarchy for the person who eventually will replace commissioner Bud Selig." I'd say Stan Kasten takes the job, if you're worried about Andy MacPhail jumping ship.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire hit in head by errant throw | HardballTalk
"Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was hit in the head by an errant warm-up throw before Saturday's game against the Tigers and was spotted bleeding from the ear.  A Twins spokesman told the Associated Press that Gardy will be fine, but also that team doctors will continue to monitor his condition."