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Week 9 Birds Up, O's Down (May 29 - June 3)

Oh, those soul-crushing strikeouts, Mark!  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-US PRESSWIRE
Oh, those soul-crushing strikeouts, Mark! Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-US PRESSWIRE

Who's hot and who's not for the Baltimore Orioles:


Jake Arrieta Continues his downward spiral with two pretty awful starts. Over the past seven days, Arrieta has pitched 9 innings and allowed 10 ER with 7 BB (compared to 8 Ks).

Wei-Yin Chen Struggled in his lone start this week. In 5+ innings, allowed 5 ER and 4 BB.


Jason Hammel Tough to rate this week since his start wasn't terrible....if you forget that the 4 runs he allowed all came off of solo home runs.

Brian Matusz Seems to be finding a bit of a groove. Solid last week and followed up with 7+ in Tampa allowing just 1 ER on 2 hits. Did walk three, but K'd seven.

Luis Ayala Only pitched an inning over two appearances. Allowed 1 ER (2 total) on two hits.

Dana Eveland Didn't even pitch a full inning and gave up 2 ER in yesterday's 4 run loss to Tampa.

Miguel Gonzalez Got promoted as the O's don't need a 5th starter until June 9. Got 3+ innings in his first (and only) appearance. Struck out 5 while allowing 1 ER.


Kevin Gregg Nothing to see here.

Jim Johnson Still hasn't blown a save, although not getting many opportunities these days....


Darren O'Day Continuing on in solid fashion. WHIP currently at 0.80 for the year.

Troy Patton Pitching really well these days. Saw 2+ innings of relief and notched 5Ks.


Pedro Strop Fairly uneventful week.

Robert Andino Still slumping. Went just 3 for 22 (.136) this past week, although he did have a double in yesterday's game.

Wilson Betemit Just 4 for 19 (.211) this week with no extra-base hits.

Endy Chavez One hit in 15 ABs, although that one hit was a homer (his first of the year). Sigh.


Chris Davis Like the rest of the offense, Davis struggled (4 for 19), but tacked on a homer and two RBI.

Ryan Flaherty Even with injuries, Flaherty isn't seeing much playing time. When he actually does get in the lineup, he doesn't hit.


Bill Hall Caught up in the seemingly constant (of late) roster turnover and DFA'd yet again.

J.J. Hardy Probably not the best when a 7 for 25 week (and only one XBH) gets you an up arrow. That's pretty much the week for the O's.


Nick Johnson Almost forgot he was even on the team.

Adam Jones Eight for 21 with 2 homers! Nice week. Best news: MRI on the wrist came back negative and Jones expects to be in tomorrow's lineup. That noise you just heard was a big sigh of relief.


Nick Markakis Out a month with a small fracture in his wrist. Not good.

Ronny Paulino Minimal playing time, but went 2 for 6 with 2 doubles.


Steve Pearce Welcome to Baltimore.

Mark Reynolds 7 for 22 with a homer, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, and 4 walks. That works.


Steve Tolleson Two for seven this week. Not much to see, really.

Matt Wieters Something of a slump-busting week for Wieters. Hit 7-21 with a homer and 2 RBI.