|Wei-Yin Chen||Six straight quality starts, yet the O's have won just three of them. Was pulled after 6 innings and just 72 pitches, but Chen always seems to fall apart later in games regardless of pitch count.|
|Scott Feldman||Got the week off after a series of poor starts. Here's hoping he recovers with the next one.|
|Miguel Gonzalez||Fly ball pitcher in a decidedly pitchers park is usually an acceptable combination. It worked for MiGo in San Diego, as he made it thrugh 6 innings and allowed only 3 ER (8 strikeouts). Quite the improvement from his two previous outings.|
|Bud Norris||Turned in two starts this week, which combined for 11 innings and 3 ER allowed. Just 7 Ks (4 walks), but Norris was decent in both starts.|
|Chris Tillman||San Francisco is not playing good baseball right now, but Tillman's start on Friday was masterful.|
|Tommy Hunter||Three flawless innings will always play.
|Jim Johnson||The blown saves are a hindrance. At least the O's won that game.
|Brian Matusz||Called upon to make just one out.
|T.J. McFarland||A short week plus a number of solid outings from the SPs means TJ rides the pine all week.
|Darren O'Day||Tossed a perfect four innings. No hits, no walks, and three strikeouts (all in one inning).|
|Troy Patton||Didn't pitch much, but got a win.|
|Francisco Rodriguez||By far his best outings since coming over to the O's. Three innings, no runs, 6 strikeouts.|
|Taylor Teagarden||Has not started a game the O's won since mid-June.|
|Matt Wieters||Might be coming around at the plate a bit, but a 4-19 week doesn't really help. Did tally 3 RBI, including a solid 10th inning single to cap an O's victory.|
|Alexi Casilla||PH duties only|
|Chris Davis||Bombed homers 41 and 42 en route to a 6-20 week. Also walked 4 times. Double in the 10th on Friday led the O's to victory.|
|Ryan Flaherty||Not much to talk about here.|
|J.J. Hardy||6-19 and three of those were homers. Yeah, that'll work.|
|Manny Machado||A quality 7-24 (.292) at the plate.|
|Brian Roberts||Pretty forgettable week for Roberts.|
|Adam Jones||Absolutely blistering .571 week from Jones. The man is on fiyah. Just on FIYAH.|
|Nick Markakis||Yeah, he went 6-23 at the plate, but can you remember the last time he hit more than a single? I can't either.|
|Nate McLouth||See above. Except he at least had a couple of doubles. And some stolen bases.|
|Steve Pearce||Pretty limited playing time.|
|Henry Urrutia||No DH needed in the NL parks, so Urrutia hardly saw the light of day.|
|Wilson Betemit||He's been raking for the GCL team while on rehab.|
|Steve Clevenger||No new updates.|
|Jason Hammel||He's going to throw this week. Good news?|
|Nolan Reimold||Out for the year after neck surgery.|
Week 18 Birds Up, O's Down (5 - 11 August)
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