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Week 21 Birds Up, O's Down (26 August - 1 September)

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

Feldman deserves to smile after posting his best start as an Oriole
Feldman deserves to smile after posting his best start as an Oriole
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Wei-Yin Chen Downnew_medium Ouch.  Bad week.
Scott Feldman Upnew_medium Tossed probably his best start as an Oriole (7 innings, 1 ER, 1 BB, and 5 Ks), but still took the loss.
Miguel Gonzalez Downnew_medium Got some extra rest so that he could start the first game of the Yankees series.  Oops...that one backfired.
Bud Norris Upnew_medium Dropped two consecutive solid road starts.  Yesterday's outing was the best of the two:  1 ER, 1 BB, 8 Ks.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium Staff ace.
Zach Britton DNP
Kevin Gausman Upnew_medium Recalled to add some bullpen depth and contributed three solid (and scoreless) innings.
Tommy Hunter Pitching almost every game, it would seem.  Generally achieving success, although he did pick up a loss in a close game last week.
Jim Johnson Two straight saves.  New streak!
Brian Matusz Not really doing much to support his "I want to be a starter" campaign.
T.J. McFarland You can basically put the same comment here every week.
Darren O'Day Kind of bad in pressure situations this year, eh?
Troy Patton Downnew_medium Quite possibly his worst week of the season.  Needs to shape up if the O's want to continue fighting for a playoff spot.
Francisco Rodriguez Not the best numbers, but he did see over 4 innings worth of time.
Steve Clevenger Could make his O's debut this week.
Chris Snyder DNP
Matt Wieters Pretty sour month of August, but he's hit well in September over his short career.  That trend is off to a good start considering yesterday's game.
Wilson Betemit Still hitless this year
Alexi Casilla Not much to say here, although he did take three walks.
Chris Davis Downnew_medium Just 5 hits over the week has his average below .300
J.J. Hardy Downnew_medium Like Davis, Hardy also added just 5 hits.
Manny Machado Upnew_medium Solid week for Manny included 9 hits (2 doubles, 1 homer).
Brian Roberts Downnew_medium Five hits.  (Although he had three walks, as well).
Danny Valencia Upnew_medium Pretty scorching .571 week for Valencia.
Adam Jones Downnew_medium Hmm....five hits.  I'm sensing a trend.
Nick Markakis Downnew_medium Yep, you guessed it:  5 hits.  OPS down to a very, very dismal .688
Nate McLouth Downnew_medium Five Three hits.  If not for the homers, the O's might not have scored at all this week.
Michael Morse Upnew_medium Had as many hits as McLouth in about a quarter of the ABs.  Now it's time to see some power.