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Notes from the beat, get to know a draft pick and analysis from around the blog-O's-phere...

Fresh off an Arrested Development marathon, Brian Roberts leads the bench in a "Steve Holt!" chant.
Fresh off an Arrested Development marathon, Brian Roberts leads the bench in a "Steve Holt!" chant.

Welcome to another work week, folks. Yesterday's win salvaged a .500 record on a road trip where the bats went inexplicably cold for a bit. Was yesterday a breakout game, or did the Birds just catch Matt Moore at the right time? We shall see, I imagine. The Orioles are back home today to face the reeling Angels, though they have the pleasure of facing Jered Weaver, who seems to have picked up where he left off prior to his injury. Joy.

Play of the Day: Alexi Casilla makes an incredible tag at second | HardballTalk If you didn't see this yesterday, make sure you take a look. Great stuff.

School of Roch: This, that and the other Blog Roch Kubatko.

Steve Johnson has strained left oblique muscle | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Ugh...Team Steve takes a hit.

BASEBALL: Seven Lakes grad Hart drafted by Orioles - Your Houston News: Sports Perhaps one day Donnie Hart and Josh Hart will form the Baltimore Chapter of the Hart Foundation.

Tyler Wilson Game Scouting Report | Baltimore Sports and Life Tyler Wilson continues to do his Tyler Wilson long will it play?

Camden Depot: A Closer Look at the Freddy Garcia Experiment In short, if the O's make it back to the playoffs, it probably won't be on the efforts of Freddy Garcia.

When a $9 ticket costs $20 Orioles look pretty reasonable on this list; no surprise that the Yankees and Cubs are the worst.

The top 25 most awesome names of the MLB draft, 2013 - Yeah...Chance Sisco.

On this day in 1892, Baltimore destroyed St. Louis 25-4 on the strength of a 7-7 day by future Hall of Famer "Whaling" WIlbert Robinson; in 1978, the O's scored in the ninth to give Jim Palmer his third 1-0 win in eighteen days and in 1995, Jeff a.k.a. "Mickey" or "Super" Manto hit hisfourth homer in four at bats.

It's the birthday of Chuck Thompson, Ken Singleton and Radhames Liz.