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Week 18 Birds Up, O's Down (July 30 - August 5)

Miguel Gonzalez was dealing this week in two starts. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Miguel Gonzalez was dealing this week in two starts. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

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


Zach Britton
Not even going to talk about it.

Wei-Yin Chen Shutout! Well-pitched 7 innings included just 5 hits and a walk.

Miguel Gonzalez
Tossed up a bunch of homers, but just 4 runs overall. Took the hill for his second start of the week and tossed a 2 hit shutout over 7 innings. Issuing too many walks, but minimizing the damage.


Tommy Hunter
Only 2 runs allowed, but it wouldn't be a Tommy Hunter start without home runs allowed.


Chris Tillman
The four ER allowed against the Yankees (in a game the O's eventually won) mark his worst ER total for the year.


Luis Ayala Overall, it was an okay week for Ayala. Did pick up the win in yesterday's game after an inning of scoreless relief.

Kevin Gregg Two words: grand. slam.

Jim Johnson After some post-ASG struggles, JJ appears to have regained his form.

Matt Lindstrom Returned from his "day-to-day" status and pitched just fine.

Darren O'Day Pitched slightly over 3 innings and did not allow a hit or walk. Struck out three batters.


Troy Patton Nothing major to note, but he did lower his ERA again.


Pedro Strop Stropping at nothing.



Robert Andino Returned from the DL into a likely platoon with Betemit at 3B.

Wilson Betemit Actually had a very solid week at the plate, going 8 for 16 with 2 doubles, a homer, and a walk.


Endy Chavez Not on the team anymore. That's good news.

Chris Davis A solid 6 for 22 this week with a homer, 2 walks, and 6 RBI. Lots of strikeouts, but did have a hit in each game he played.


Ryan Flaherty Remains stapled to the bench, not that its a bad thing.

Lew Ford Lew can't really hit....but cheer up - both of his hits were doubles! Doubles MACHINE.

J.J. Hardy Two straight weeks with positive batting stats, which is a huge positive considering how bad his have looked all season.

Adam Jones Did go 8 for 25 at the plate, but only 2 extra base hits.

Nick Markakis Has been on a roll since coming off the DL. This past week, Markakis went 9 for 27 at the plate with a double, a homer, 5 RBI, and 2 walks.

Nate McLouth Welcome to Baltimore.

Omar Quintanilla After a very solid week, he followed up with a 3 for 20 week. Did have 3 walks, however.

Mark Reynolds Another rough week at 4 for 20. However, he walked 4 times and 3 of his 4 hits were doubles.


Taylor Teagarden Went 1 for 5, but that one hit was clutch!

Matt Wieters A .304 average for the week marks one of his better over that past month-ish. Only 1 extra base hit, but at least he had a few hits overall.