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Week 10 Birds Up, O's Down (3 - 9 June)

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

In attempt to not repeat "Oriole of the week" candidates, Darren O'Day is the guy this week.  Relief pitchers need some love, too!
In attempt to not repeat "Oriole of the week" candidates, Darren O'Day is the guy this week. Relief pitchers need some love, too!
Freddy Garcia Downnew_medium Debates on whether or not he belongs in the rotation aside, this was a pretty bad week for Freddy. He lasted just three innings and was tagged for six earned runs. With the five home runs allowed, he's now up to 2.58 per 9 innings.
Kevin Gausman Downnew_medium Speaking of bad starts, it's becoming very evident that the Goose needs more tenderizing in the minors before returning to the MLB. The Tampa lineup got to him early and often, forcing him out after just 4.1 innings and 7 earned runs. On the plus side, he did have 6 strikeouts over that period.
Miguel Gonzalez Upnew_medium MiGo came back to life with a solid 6 innings against Houston back on Thursday. He recorded 7 strikeouts and walked just one after to back-to-back games with 3+ free passes issued.
Jason Hammel Upnew_medium Over-5.00 FIP for the start based on a poor walk to strikeout ratio, but Hammel left his start this week in the middle of the 7th after allowing just 2 ER on 6 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 3.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium Had two starts this week and was solid in both. Pitched a total of 13 innings, allowing just 4 ER on 8 hits. His K/BB ratio was a solid 13:3.
Tommy Hunter Hunter continues to throw solid innings out of the bullpen, pitching three mostly solid frames. The ER he allowed was his first since late May.
Jim Johnson Upnew_medium After a very rough stretch, JJ seems to have found his groove again. He has now posted six consecutive saves and has not allowed a run in any of those outings.
Brian Matusz Downnew_medium A pretty rough outing yesterday, which included a homer to Sam Fuld, was a sour ending to Brian's relatively short week (under 3 IP).
T.J. McFarland Upnew_medium Called on once again to mop up after a poor outing from the starter. This time, it was Kevin Gausman, and TJ provided a pretty solid 2.2 innings. Although he did allow a run, his job is to stop the bleeding and hope the offense comes through (he did and it didn't).
Darren O'Day Upnew_medium Masterful inning yesterday, throwing 14 pitches and notching 3 Ks. Otherwise solid week of 2.2 innings (just 1 hit allowed and 5Ks).
Troy Patton Downnew_medium Still looks like he's got a bit of a mechanics issue.
Pedro Strop Returned following the injury to S.Johnson and pitched a scoreless inning. Twelve pitches, ten strikes.
Alexi Casilla Upnew_medium That tag alone was worth an up arrow. Pretty solid if you haven't already seen it.
Chris Davis Downnew_medium I'd have to check back, but it appears as though Davis' 5 for 26 is his worst of the season. Had just one extra-base hit and did not walk. I can't even remember the last week where he didn't homer!
Chris Dickerson Downnew_medium Pretty limited playing time for Dickerson, but he went just 1-10, including an 0-3, 3K performance.
Ryan Flaherty He actually had an average week. Anything that raises his average has to be considered pretty solid (for him, anyway).
J.J. Hardy Upnew_medium A few weeks back, Hardy was hitting just .238 and possessed an OBP well south of .300. Following a monster road trip, he's now hitting .270 with an OBP of .305. Hardy went 12-24 on the week with 4 doubles and a homer.
Adam Jones Downnew_medium Like Davis, Jones also had some difficulties at the plate, going 6-25 with 2 doubles and a homer. He did make a pretty solid catch right at the base of that ridiculous hill at Minute Maid Field, however.
Manny Machado Downnew_medium Machado certainly cooled off this week, posting a .231 average, but he still tacked on a number of doubles and 3 RBI.
Nick Markakis Downnew_medium Not much went right this week for Nicky. Missed several days due to a family issue, then finished up the week 1 for 16, including a 2 RBI double.
Nate McLouth Downnew_medium Following a trend, McLouth also struggled at the plate, going just 3 for 17. He did have 3 walks, however.
Steve Pearce Made the most of his limited playing time, posting a 4-9 week (all singles).
Taylor Teagarden Tea for Two and Oh for Four.
Danny Valencia Might as well get those homers in before a suspension.....
Matt Wieters Hopefully breaking out of that slump. Not a great week by any means, but better than he has been hitting.
Disabled List
Wilson Betemit MASN stated that Betemit will remain out until at best the All-Star break.
Wei-Yin Chen He's throwing again and apparently pain-free. Good news!
Steve Johnson Has a "slight strain" of his left oblique
Nolan Reimold Buck says he's progressing well, but "not at 100 percent yet."
Brian Roberts Now traveling with the team and participating in baseball activities, but still doesn't plan on returning to action much before the ASG.
Tsuyoshi Wada Recently pitched his best rehab start of the year, allowing 3 ER on 6 hits in 5.1 innings at AAA Norfolk. He struck out 6 during the outing.