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

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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:

Rotation

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.

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

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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.
Bullpen

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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.

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

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Pedro Strop Stropping at nothing.

Lineup


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.