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Tommy goes boom and Buck passes the buck. But good news on the injury rehab front, along with some minor league pitching performances worth your attention.

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School of Roch: Orioles option Guilmet, Showalter talks about Hunter and 4-1 loss
Whole lotta excuses coming out of Buck's mouth there. I don't believe in the excuse rule. I believe in the results rule.

Buck Showalter talks about Kevin Gausman, starting rotation and more - baltimoresun.com

Including a whole slew of injury rehab updates for the likes of Dylan Bundy, Johan Santana, Nolan Reimold, and Eduardo Rodriguez

Camden Depot: Don't Panic About Adam Jones

Really shouldn't be panicking about any player at this point. It's still all just small sample size theater.

Orioles recalling top prospect Kevin Gausman, but for how long? | The Strike Zone - SI.com

Simple enough, for Gausman, really: He's got a start to show what he can do. Now don't give Buck or DD any choice but to leave Gausman in the rotation.

Brilliant Bridwell Tosses One-Hitter vs. P-Nats En Route to 7-0 Shutout | Potomac Nationals News

When Bridwell is on he has as good an arm and stuff as anyone in the O's organization. If only he could find some consistency... The last No-Hitter in the O's organization came on April, 28 2010, courtesy of Chris Tillman while he was with Norfolk.

Trio of JetHawks combine to no-hit Blaze | Lancaster JetHawks News

One-time Orioles prospect and local product Josh Hader continues to impress while now with the Astros.

Potential Promotions on the Farm: OriolesNation

A look at some players that may be close to a promotion to the next level of the O's farm system.

Why Is Cuban Outfielder Alfredo Despaigne Playing In Mexico Using A Dominican Passport? - BaseballAmerica.com

The O's have recently played on the margins of the Cuban defector market. Should Despaigne flee could the O's be players for him?

Baseball Prospectus | The Lineup Card: 10 Ways We'd Improve Umpiring or Replay
I don't want to say it should be robots, but it should be robots.

Happy 60th birthday, Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez!

You know, I like history too, and maybe when this is all over you and I can stop by the Open Thread together but right now I just... I just wanna find some rockets!