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Miguel Gonzalez will most likely return on Wednesday, MASN worries about going broke, and Chris Davis is really, really trying, you guys.

I'm guessing this is pretty much how every O's fan reacted to the first inning yesterday.
I'm guessing this is pretty much how every O's fan reacted to the first inning yesterday.
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Carrasco, Surging Indians Blank Orioles 6-0 " CBS Baltimore
"Carlos Carrasco shut out AL East-leading Baltimore on three hits over seven innings, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Orioles on Saturday night."

O's consider using Gonzalez in six-man rotation | orioles.com: News
"We've got three options," O's manager Buck Showalter said of Miguel Gonzalez, who is eligible to be recalled as early as Tuesday. "We can bring back Miguel and pitch him out of the bullpen, bring him back starting or leave him there. Those are the three things we have to decide."

After four-strikeout night, Orioles slugger Chris Davis tries to stay upbeat - baltimoresun.com
"You can’t look at your numbers too much," said Chris Davis, who hit .286 last season while leading the majors in homers (53) and RBIs (138). "Obviously, at some point you have to sit down and be realistic and call a spade a spade. But you always get another chance. You are not going to benefit yourself or anyone else if you go back there and feel sorry for yourself. This hasn’t been the greatest year as far as I’m concerned, but we’ve done a lot of positive things. We are still in first place. So I’ll go out there and continue to try to put good at-bats together and be as productive as I can."

MASN attorneys described worst-case scenario if Major League Baseball decision is sustained - Baltimore Sun
"A lawyer for the Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network told a judge the network's cash reserves would be nearly eliminated and its operating margin dangerously thin if a June 30 decision by a league committee is allowed to stand, according to court documents."

McGregor notices similarities between Showalter, Weaver | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"Buck is like Earl Weaver but not [as] vocal. He’s the same way. He demands that guys do things right. He will get on guys when they mess up. He won’t do it like Earl and just blow it up," McGregor said."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Chris Waters, John Buzhardt, and Vern Bickrford.

On this date in Orioles history, in 1963, "Oriole Dick Hall's perfect inning of relief against the Athletics gives him 28 consecutive batters retired since July 24th (5 appearances). The Orioles win, 6 - 1."

In 1966, "For the second successive day, the Orioles score five runs in the 9th to defeat the Red Sox. Today the score is 8 - 4; yesterday, it was 6 - 4."

In 1999, "Oriole reliever Jesse Orosco, 42, sets a major league mark pitching in his 1,072nd game, passing Dennis Eckersley on the all-time career appearance list."

In 2000, "The Orioles defeat the White Sox, 5 - 3. Chicago P James Baldwin ties an American League record by hitting four batters with pitches in the contest. Previously, he had hit only two in 154 innings."

Consider this your EPL discussion place. #GoManU Oh, wait...

A glooming peace this Open Thread with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence and have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardoned, and some punished.