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Week 24 Birds Up, O's Down (September 10 - 16)

J.J. Hardy has the O's swinging for the playoffs. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
J.J. Hardy has the O's swinging for the playoffs. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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Who's hot and who's not for the Baltimore Orioles:


Zach Britton After posting four straight magnificent starts, he's struggled over his last two, allowing ten earned runs in just over seven innings pitched.

Wei-Yin Chen Hit with a million paper cuts, but he still put together a solid start (7.1 IP, 2 ER, 7Ks)

Miguel Gonzalez Limited runs allowed, but limited control as well.


Jason Hammel
The good news is that an MRI revealed no structural damage.

Joe Saunders
Picked up the loss, but did provide a quality start.

Jake Arrieta Saw two innings of relief. Struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced.

Luis Ayala In 3.2 innings of relief, he struck out 5 without walking a batter.

Tommy Hunter If he can avoid the home run, he can be solid as a reliever.

Jim Johnson Merrily floating on.

Steve Johnson Walks are definitely a concern, but he's gotten the job done.

Brian Matusz Seems to have found a role for the time being.

Darren O'Day Did get rocked for a homer, but he's been pitching a ton lately and has been pretty good.


Zach Phillips Only 1 inning (although it was scoreless).

Pedro Strop Recent struggles are a bit disconcerting.


Chris Tillman DNP, but expected to start tonight.


Randy Wolf Got a spot start and picked up a no-decision. Oddly enough, he's close to matching his win total with the Brewers this year.

Robert Andino Hits a double every now and then, but definitely struggling. The sub-.600 OPS is a major hole in the Oriole lineup.


Xavier Avery DNP


Wilson Betemit Could be out for the year after re-injuring the wrist.

Endy Chavez
Probably had his best week as an Oriole.

Chris Davis Two doubles and two homers cap off a nice week at the plate for Davis.

Lew Ford Just 1 for 12.

J.J. Hardy Another decent week at the plate with a couple of homers and a double.


L.J. Hoes

Adam Jones Some struggles at the plate this week.


Manny Machado The "play" was fantastic and demonstrated some serious poise for a rookie, but needs to get a bit more patient at the plate.


Nick Markakis If ever there was time for the red cross, it's now. Hitting extremely well atop a lineup about to see its first meaningful action in years and he breaks a thumb. You'll be missed, Nicky.

Nate McLouth Hasn't been all that bad as a leadoff replacement for Markakis, but needs to do better than 7 for 30.


Omar Quintanilla Still anonymous.

Mark Reynolds Switched over from mashing to whiffing. Did take 6 walks, however.

Taylor Teagarden Tea for two!


Steve Tolleson DNP

Matt Wieters Batted .500 this week with 2 homers and 2 doubles. Improvement.