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Manny Machado's back, John Lackey needs a clue, and Buck Showalter just wants what's best for Nolan Reimold. Been nice knowing ya, kid.

I shan't be needing this at the moment...
I shan't be needing this at the moment...
Jim Rogash

Orioles’ Offense Too Much For Red Sox Pitching In Game 2 Of Doubleheader | Boston Red Sox |
"The Baltimore Orioles have one of the American League’s most talented and deepest lineups, and that was evident in their 7-4 victory over the Red Sox in Game 2 of Saturday’s day/night doubleheader at Fenway Park." The Orioles treated the Red Sox bullpen like Ronda Rousey treated Alexis Davis last night. Ouch.

Red Sox-Orioles Live: Boston Earns Walkoff Win, Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak | Boston Red Sox |
If you ever wanted to read a recap that reads like a Twitter feed, here you go.

Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey on Baltimore Orioles star Nelson Cruz: 'I've got nothing to say about him' -
"I’m not even going to comment on him," Lackey said. "I’ve got nothing to say about him. There are some things that I would like to say, but I’m not going to. You guys forget pretty conveniently about stuff." I'm thinking a pitcher with David Ortiz as a teammate who is complaining about an opponent with a PED suspesnion is the one with selective memory, but that's just me.

Bud Norris could start for Orioles on Wednesday after simulated game -
"So with the Orioles playing a split doubleheader, the club found a way to borrow the Fenway Park field so Norris could throw a simulated game. They traded their pregame afternoon batting practice session for field access between games, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said." Can't say I've ever seen anything similar.

Showalter says he wants what's best for Reimold | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"Nolan’s going to play again. I have a good feeling this will have a good ending for Nolan one way or the other. He could end up in Norfolk, playing every day and being able to do that level. It would be a nice thing, where he is physically. I don’t think he’d agree with it, but we’re kind of waiting. It’s kind of out of our control. We’ll know something in the next few days." Thus spake Buck Showalter.

Orioles taking cautious route with Bundy's rehab - : Sports
"I felt good. It’s just one of those days where it didn’t feel like it was coming out as good as it was before in Aberdeen, which is fine, to be expected," Dylan Bundy said. "But, I really felt like my offspeed pitches kept me in the game." So, really, everything's fine. No need to panic.

No Rill Talk this week. I'm crushed. Jake Rill, why do you forsake us?

It's Manny Machado's birthday! He's 22 today. He shares it with Barry Shetrone and Frank Kellert. On this day in Orioles history, in  1966, "Tying an American League record, Boog Powell knocks in 11 runs in a doubleheader. In game one, the Oriole first baseman hits two home runs, including a grand slam, two doubles and a sacrifice fly to drive in seven runs in the Orioles' 11 - 0 victory over the Kansas City A's and in the nightcap he adds 4 RBIs."

Well... some of you may have figured out we're not home yet, we're only half way there. Open Therad's interrupted the course of our journey. She's programmed to do that should certain conditions arise. They have. It seems that she has... intercepted a transmission of unknown origin. She got us up to check it out.