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Monday Bird Droppings

Jonathan Daniel

After their first losing road trip this season, the Orioles return home to face the Rays and the Twins. It was a tough weekend with the Machado news and the Cubs series, but as a wise man once said, keep grinding, stay hungry and so forth...

School of Roch: Showalter on Wada, Gonzalez and a 2-1 loss
Do you want to know what Buck thought about Wada's performance? Sure you do.

Orioles Struggle Against Former Teammates During Sweep With Cubs (Pressbox)
A take on the weekend's proceedings.

Losing Machado hurts O's lineup, defense - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
THESE are the times that try men's souls.

Orioles Need Bold Recourse to Contend Without Superstar Manny Machado | Bleacher Report
It seems like the horse is out of the barn in terms of new acquisitions, but B/R takes a crack, anyways.

ON Mailbag: 8/18 - 8/24 (Orioles Nation)
Do you want to know what Tucker and Alex think about the current state of affairs? Click away, my friends.

On this day in 1970, Dave McNally reached 20 wins for the third consecutive year.

It's the birthday of Gary Matthews, Jr., Albert Belle and Darrell Johnson.