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2013 Week 6 Birds Up, O's Down (May 6-12)

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

Please don't be hurt!
Please don't be hurt!
Hannah Foslien
Wei-Yin Chen Please, oh please, don't be hurt. The good news? He says he thinks it's just a cramp. Considering he allowed just 2 ER in 11+ innings this week, that would be a huge loss.
Freddy Garcia Downnew_medium Four runs, all earned.
Jason Hammel Downnew_medium As if you needed another reason pitcher wins are a silly statistic, Hammel is 5-1, yet hasn't had a quality start since late April. His start this week in Minneapolis was no different. Four innings, 6 earned runs.
Steve Johnson Downnew_medium Promptly optioned back to Norfolk after getting hammered by the Twins. Four innings, four walks, 6 earned runs.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium He's still walking too many, but at least he's getting guys out. He and Chen were the only O's starters to record quality starts this week.
Mike Belfiore DNP
Alex Burnett Busy riding the Chris Tillman Memorial Yo-Yo back and forth from Norfolk.
Tommy Hunter Upnew_medium Five Runs, All Earned No runs at all? Is this the same Hunter we're talking about? Indeed it is. Over nearly 5 innings of work, Hunter allowed just 1 hit while striking out five.
Jim Johnson Upnew_medium Dating back to last season, JJ has recorded 35 straight saves. Bueno!
Brian Matusz Started his week with a blown save, but improved as it went on.
T.J. McFarland Clearly has Minny's number. In 6 innings against the Twins this season, he's allowed just 3 hits and a walk - no runs.
Darren O'Day Mildly concerned that he's become hittable this year, but since he hasn't allowed any serious damage, maybe I'm overreacting.
Troy Patton Downnew_medium Had to pick up a few extra innings after Steve Johnson's short outing Saturday. Those didn't go so well, ballooning his ERA to 3.38 (from 2.57).
Pedro Strop Upnew_medium Are we seeing the same Strop we saw last year?
Alexi Casilla Went 2-8 this week and remains in the backup role behind Flaherty.
Chris Davis He's cooling off a bit after an extremely hot start. Still, he had three doubles and a homer to push his ISO up to .350 (a current career high).
Chris Dickerson Upnew_medium 3-8 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Not bad for the 5th outfielder.
Ryan Flaherty Downnew_medium Continues to play. Continues to play miserably.
J.J. Hardy Upnew_medium Seven for 24 marks his best week of the young season. Included a double, a homer, and 4 RBI.
Adam Jones A 7-26 week actually brings his BA down, but that missile of a home run was pretty cool.
Manny Machado Upnew_medium Continues to mash, posting a .444 BA for the week, including 2 doubles. Tie-breaking single in the 10th on Friday was the eventual game-winning hit.
Nick Markakis Upnew_medium After a two week-long slump, Markakis responded with a 9 for 23 week. He's currently riding a streak of 4 multi-hit games.
Nate McLouth Downnew_medium Easily his worst week of the season at 4-23. A bit worrisome considering the team's other LF isn't hitting much.
Steve Pearce One for three with a homer. As good as you're probably going to get from a 6th OF that only sees action once a week.
Nolan Reimold Downnew_medium A 1-11 week has his average down below .200, coupled with an OBP below .300
Chris Snyder 1-3 with an RBI.
Matt Wieters Upnew_medium Like Markakis, Wieters also pulled himself out of mini-slump this week, recording 7 hits in 24 plate appearances. Those hits included 3 doubles, a homer, and 5 RBI.