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Week 11 Birds Up, O's Down (10 - 16 June)

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

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports
Jake Arrieta Called up because Hammel is sick and will start tonight. Did not pitch last week for Baltimore.
Freddy Garcia Seems to follow up every good start with a bad one. First start was a solid 6 inning effort. In the second start, he failed to make it through 6 and allowed 5 runs in the process.
Kevin Gausman Actually had a halfway decent outing on Thursday night, but was optioned to AAA anyway, making room for Arrieta.
Miguel Gonzalez Upnew_medium Two solid starts has his ERA back down below 4. Over 14.1 innings pitched, MiGo allowed just 4 earned runs (although he struck out just 7 total).
Jason Hammel Wasn't entirely sharp during his Wednesday start vs. the Angels. Allowed 4 earned runs (2 were inherited runners scored), while walking 2 and striking out 1. Not a bad start by any means, but the shorter starts are putting serious pressure on the bullpen.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium Solid 6 innings of 3-hit ball. Only qualm with the start was the lack of efficiency. He required over 100 pitches to get through 6, walking 4 in the process.
Tommy Hunter Upnew_medium Continuing his impressive run in the bullpen. Did allow 1 run over 4.2 innings, but has been solid overall with 1.86 ERA (3.89 FIP).
Jim Johnson Upnew_medium Only blemish for the week was one trouble spot against Josh Hamilton/Albert Pujols. Those hits were all he allowed in 5 innings of work.
Brian Matusz Downnew_medium Struggled so far in the month of June.
T.J. McFarland Upnew_medium A very solid 4.2 innings of work. No inherited runners scored this week!
Darren O'Day Upnew_medium Hasn't allowed a run since May 22.
Troy Patton Upnew_medium Had some pretty serious struggles for a few weeks, but was much better over this past one (2.1 IP, 0 ER).
Pedro Strop Downnew_medium If ever there was a time for Mr. Yuk, this would be it.
Alexi Casilla A finger issue left him with almost no playing time this past week.
Chris Davis Upnew_medium Oh, you know. Just leading the MLB in homers. No biggie.
Chris Dickerson Downnew_medium Not much playing time with 4 healthy outfielders ahead of him, but he's cooled off since that solid few weeks he got in center (replacing an injured Jones).
Ryan Flaherty Downnew_medium When is B-Rob supposed to be back again?
J.J. Hardy Downnew_medium Had an explosive road trip, then returned home and was not nearly as good (5-25, 4 BB).
Adam Jones Upnew_medium Decent .276, but he had two homers, one of which factored into a close win (which shouldn't have been that close, but that's another story). Had a number of multi-hit games.
Manny Machado Upnew_medium Oh, you know. Just leading the MLB in doubles. No biggie. ( this the return of DOUBLES MACHINE?)
Nick Markakis Upnew_medium Nick also had a quality week, going 10-33, including a solid 4-5 game yesterday. Apparently Buck likes his defense as well.
Nate McLouth Downnew_medium Only a couple of hits, but he did have 4 walks.
Steve Pearce Downnew_medium Just 1 for 7
Taylor Teagarden Downnew_medium He can't hit, but his is pretty good at getting border-line strike calls.
Danny Valencia Upnew_medium Continues to hit through limited playing time.
Matt Wieters Downnew_medium Not as good at getting border-line strike calls. Oh, and he's not really hitting that well either. Hmm....that's not good....
Disabled List
Wilson Betemit No update from last week. Still on target to return following the ASG.
Wei-Yin Chen Threw off of a mound with no pain. Could make his return soon.
Steve Johnson Has noted "minor improvement" to his strained oblique.
Nolan Reimold Headed to AA Bowie tomorrow to start his rehab assignment.
Brian Roberts Resumed hitting over the weekend. Targeting a second-half return.