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Week 24 Birds Up, O's Down (16 - 22 Sept.)

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

Here's Brian Matusz throwing a baseball
Here's Brian Matusz throwing a baseball
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Mike Belfiore DNP
Zach Britton DNP
Wei-Yin Chen Downnew_medium Chen has struggled in September.  He was knocked around for a career-high 11 hits on Wednesday and needed 101 pitches to get through 5.2 innings.
Scott Feldman He's been pretty solid since the beginning of August.  Had two starts this week and was solid in both, although somewhat inefficient.
Kevin Gausman Goose ended the week with a solid 4 innings of relief, but the inning we'll all remember came on Friday.  A quick run let Tampa back in the game and sparked an 18 inning game.
Miguel Gonzalez Downnew_medium O's needed a huge start from him on Saturday and instead got 5 walks.  Not the way to help rest a bullpen that had to pitch a ton the night before.
Jason Hammel Had another bland start on Friday, even if he did leave his team in contention to win.
Tommy Hunter Upnew_medium Has come through in a big way for the O's.  Saw action in three games, totalling 4.2 scoreless relief innings.
Jim Johnson Losing streaks are not great for closers.
Steve Johnson One inning of relief.
Brian Matusz Upnew_medium 2.2 innings of relief and 5 hits allowed.  Solid.
T.J. McFarland Upnew_medium Living on the edge with 4 walks in 4 innings, but ended up pitching all clean innings.
Bud Norris Downnew_medium Took the loss for allowing the run in the 18 inning game.
Darren O'Day Came back from an injury to add two scoreless relief innings.
Troy Patton Only recorded two outs for the week.
Francisco Rodriguez Downnew_medium Added to the O's misery with a poor relief performance on Saturday.
Josh Stinson Upnew_medium He's seeing some high leverage action and holding his own.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium Dropped a QS, but got no run support in a 3-1 loss up in Boston.  Tillman did allow 7 hits, but backed it up with 8 Ks.
Steve Clevenger Saw one start because Wieters caught 18 innings the night before.
Chris Snyder Would you even know this guy was on the team without looking at a roster?
Matt Wieters Downnew_medium Nothing really positive to say about either his defense or offense this week.
Alexi Casilla 0-3
Chris Davis Downnew_medium Nothing positive to say about his offensive performance either:  4-28 with a triple and a homer.
Ryan Flaherty 0-2
J.J. Hardy Downnew_medium Several Orioles picked a bad week to not hit.  Hardy's line was no better than Davis:  5-27 with a double.
Manny Machado Downnew_medium 4-27.  Ouch.
Dan Johnson 0-1
Brian Roberts Downnew_medium Probably the best week out of the infield because he had 4 hits AND 3 walks.
Jonathan Schoop DNP
Danny Valencia Downnew_medium Pretty solid earlier in September, but didn't follow up this week:  5-23 (although he did have a game-winning hit).
Chris Dickerson 0-1
Adam Jones Downnew_medium Pretty miserable week for Jones as well....4-26
Nick Markakis Downnew_medium 4-25.  This gets more miserable as we go through the roster.
Nate McLouth Downnew_medium 2-19
Michael Morse Downnew_medium 1-8.  Exhibit number one of a trade not working out for the O's.
Steve Pearce DNP
Henry Urrutia DNP