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Monday Bird Droppings

Another weekend in the books.

Patrick Smith

The Orioles just completed a sweep of the floundering New York Yankees and head off to Chicago for a holiday series against the floundering White Sox. It was really great to see such decisive victories against the Yankees, with a packed house, on national TV...twice in one weekend. Sure would be great to see a repeat up North next weekend. July looks like it will be a tough month overall.

Orioles complete three-game sweep over Yankees | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Sweepsweepsweep!

Steve Melewski: Roberts talks on the win, thanks crowd for its support (with other player quotes) I mean, you don't HAVE to be happy for Brian Roberts...but, yeah, of course you do.

Jim Johnson records 100th save in Orioles' victory over Yankees | News The cynic might say he should have had his 100th save weeks ago, but where are you going to find one of those on the day after a sweep of the Yankees?

Baltimore Orioles: In Ryan Flaherty We (Should) TrustBaltimore Sports and Life Trying to get to the Flahrt of the matter?

Bowie's Eddie Gamboa tosses 7-inning no-hitter vs. Harrisburg Senators in first game of Sunday doubleheader | Eddie Gamboa's in great form right now.

On this day in 1967, Jim Palmer allowed a grand slam while on minor league rehab. I wonder if he ever did that at the major league level? In 2001, Cal played a starring role in the final visit to Chicago in his career, chipping in three hits in an 11-3 victory on "Cal Ripken, Jr. Day" at New Comiskey Park; in 2011, Jair Jurrjens one hit the O's (Adam Jones broke up the no-no in the 7th);

It's the birthday of Maryland native Cletus Elwood "Boots" Poffenberger.