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Week 20 Birds Up, O's Down (19 - 25 August)

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

Tommy Hunter throws some heat.
Tommy Hunter throws some heat.
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Wei-Yin Chen Upnew_medium After allowing 4 ER in his previous start, Chen recovered to allow just 2 over 7 innings against Tampa. Buck smartly pulled him after 7 even though he was under 100 pitches.
Scott Feldman He's put together a decent string of starts, but gets killed by inefficiency. Yesterday's start was great outside of the 4 walks allowed. 100 pitches through 5 innings forced the O's to turn to the pen quite early.
Miguel Gonzalez Another guy who could do with a little more efficiency. Knocked around for 8 hits (and allowed 4 walks), which cut his start short.
Bud Norris Downnew_medium B-Rob tried his best to help him out, but Norris wasn't playing. Probably should have been pulled even earlier than he was.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium Struggled a bit earlier in the week, allowing 4 runs to Tampa, but came back with an outstanding 8 against Oakland.
Tommy Hunter Upnew_medium Earned a save in JJ's place and ended with two scoreless innings.
Jim Johnson Downnew_medium Still full of struggles, but his most recent inning was about as dominant as he's been in quite some time.
Brian Matusz He's as situational as situational can be....and he wants to start?
T.J. McFarland Downnew_medium Not all 6 runs were on him (several inherited), but he hasn't had a clean outing since July.
Darren O'Day Downnew_medium Allowed the unfortunate home run which cost the O's a chance at an eventual sweep. Rebounded quickly, however, and still finds a way to dominate.
Troy Patton Struggled a bit in relief of Norris on Friday night.
Francisco Rodriguez Appeared a bit rough in his first outing after a groin injury, but bounced back nicely with a dominant inning on Friday.
Taylor Teagarden Did not see any game action.
Matt Wieters Upnew_medium Decent week both offensively and defensively, even is his two homers did nothing beyond helping jakattak in fantasy baseball. If he were to hit .273 with a homer or two every week, you wouldn't hear any complaints from me....
Alexi Casilla Clearly behind Roberts and Flaherty on the depth chart
Chris Davis It's awesome that hitting .263 for the week with just one homer constitutes an "okay" week for Thor.
Ryan Flaherty Admittedly, I'd like to see him as the starting 2B for a full season.
J.J. Hardy Upnew_medium With the exception of his low OBP, it's hard to complain too much about an 8 hit Hardy week.
Manny Machado Upnew_medium Reached base in a but one game this week and took 3 walks.
Brian Roberts Downnew_medium Struggled overall, batting just .143 for the week, but that grand slam was huge.
Danny Valencia Only played in one game, but went 3-4!
Adam Jones Upnew_medium Average week at the plate (6-24), but had two very well-timed homers.
Nick Markakis If Markakis has two extra base hits in a blowout win, does anybody notice?
Nate McLouth Upnew_medium Broke out of a slump with a solid week, including a few walks (3), a stolen base, and a homer.