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It is hot as Hell out there...even in Baltimore, though you wouldn't know it from the ice cold Orioles bats the last couple games. Two straight games where an opponent has flirted with a no-no? No thanks!

Steve Melewski: Not this time against Santana, as Orioles lose series opener
Another QS for the Sauce against a quality opponent. Who'd have thunk it?

School of Roch: Scott returning to disabled list (with Showalter quotes)
As discussed in the tail end of the game thread.

Minor League Scores – 7/22/11
Big day for L.J. HOOOOOOOOOOOOES; not covered here: Miclat steals his 34th base without getting caught.

Nonsensical stuff about Jeremy Guthrie | HardballTalk
Calcaterra. Zrebiec. Who. Will. Own it.

Orioles Buzz: James Baker: What is wrong with the Orioles' system?
The Orioles Post's take on a popular topic.

Umpire John Hirschbeck happy for Roberto Alomar's Hall of Fame induction | MLB.com: News
Ah, Robby.

Matt Hobgood: 'Sometimes people don't shoot through the ranks' - Baltimore Sun
Hobgood: loves his mother, takes his vitamins.

Orioles will counter Angels with an Angle in the outfield | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com
Angle: wants to be a pro ballplayer when he grows up (it does, in fact, look like Angle will be coming up to replace Scott, so, y'know...)

Lewis "Sport" McAllister, who played thee games in Baltimore in 1902, was born this day in 1874.