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Monday Bird Droppings

Patrick Smith

After an emotional victory Saturday night, it's a shame to see the series end in such disappointing fashion...then have an off day to think about it: two bad losses, losing Chris Davis, the stress the bullpen's under. On the last point, I'd wonder if one or both of Evan Meek and Josh Stinson is on the hot seat.

Anyways, links?

Offense Flatlines As Orioles Drop Series To Royals (Pressbox)
"The Orioles tallied a meager six runs during their three-game weekend series April 25-27, dropping two out of three against the Royals."

Plays of the Day: David Lough, Will Venable make outstanding diving catches | HardballTalk
Even if various extended stretches of yesterday's game were unwatchable, David Lough earned

Machado doing damage in Carolina League | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
The possibility of Manny Machado coming back to Baltimore Tuesday seemed high BEFORE yesterday's game, so...adjust your expectations accordingly.

Orioles watching Gausman's pitch count | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore This is sort of bothersome to me.

National TV restrictions force Orioles to set May 24 game for same afternoon as NCAA lacrosse Final Four - Getting squeezed by MLB and the NCAA? Fantastic.

On this day in 1988, the Orioles set the American League record for consecutive losses with their 21st straight in a 4-2 loss to the Twins.

It's the birthday of Sean Douglass, Jim Miller, Tripper Johnson, Jimmy Myers, Jim Poole and Jackie Brandt...and while I generally don't mention St. Louis Browns here, how can I not send birthday wishes to Clarence "Cuddles" Marshall?