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Birds Up, O's Down - 2015 Week 3

See who's hot and who's not for the Baltimore Orioles over the third week of the 2015 campaign

Delmon Young connects on one of nine hits over the week
Delmon Young connects on one of nine hits over the week
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Brad Brach A 10th inning solo shot allowed to Xander Bogaerts fortunately did not cost the O's Saturday's game vs. the Boston Red Sox.  Brach, however, was for the most part reliable, delivering three innings of relief with just the homer to scar his line.
Zach Britton Downnew_medium Blew his first save of the year on Saturday night with a two hits allowed, one walk evening.
Wei-Yin Chen Upnew_medium After some early season (well, early is all relative) struggles, Chen turned it on and allowed just four hits and two earned runs in eight innings over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.  He struck out five and walked just one.  Unfortunately, a blown save cost him the chance for his first victory of the year.
Jason Garcia Downnew_medium Not sure if he's hurt or just not good - Garcia has struggled to find the plate and when he has, he's been entirely hittable.
Kevin Gausman Upnew_medium Saw action just once this week - Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.  Pitched two scoreless innings and recorded three strikeouts.  Based on his previous performance this season, it's an improvement.
Miguel Gonzalez A pretty standard Migo  start this week - some scattered hits, runs, and a 1:1 BB/K ratio.
Tommy Hunter Upnew_medium Recovered from a dismal week with 2.2 innings of scoreless relief (two appearances).
Ubaldo Jimenez Downnew_medium On the plus side, he didn't get ejected this week!  On the....not plus side.....homers and walks.
Brian Matusz His only appearance of note was a three inning long relief spot.  He allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs during that appearance.
Bud Norris Upnew_medium Picked up his first win of the season yesterday thanks to a serious offensive explosion.  Certainly an improvement over his previous starts, but he scatter a number of hits and walk three batters.
Darren O'Day Downnew_medium Couple of unearned runs allowed, but they came on a homer.
Chris Tillman Downnew_medium The Toronto lineup has had his number this season.  In two starts, he's allowed 14 earned runs, 3 homers, and walked 8 batters.
Caleb Joseph Just two hits for the week (2 for 13), but he did walk three times.
Rod Lavarnway Mostly quiet, but picked up two hits in yesterday's game (along with pretty much the entire O's lineup).
Everth Cabrera Downnew_medium Playing short and leading off, but hasn't really provided much in the way of production.  OPSing just .484 for the season.
Chris Davis Upnew_medium A monster game yesterday capped off what has been a steadily improving season for Davis.  Had hits and RBI in every game of the Boston series.
Manny Machado Upnew_medium Like Davis, Machado also had a nice week after an up/down start.  His OPS is up to .707 after hitting a couple of homers and walking four times.
Reynaldo Navarro Upnew_medium Flahertys/Schoop's replacement at 2B provided 4 hits - the first four of his career.  Went 3 for 5 in yesterday's game against the Red Sox.
Jimmy Paredes Upnew_medium Continues to produce at an extremely high level over the short season.  Included another 10 hits this week including two multi-hit games.  Fell a homer short of the cycle yesterday.
Steve Pearce Certainly struggling early in 2015, but a blooper over a drawn-in middle infield brought a couple home yesterday and could help build his confidence going forward.
Alejandro De Aza Downnew_medium Didn't see a whole lot of playing time and provided just two hits.
Adam Jones Upnew_medium Jones continued his hot start with an additional eight hits and three walks.  He's off to a .403/.450/.708 start.
David Lough Upnew_medium You knough you loved that extra innings pinch hit homer.
Travis Snider Involved in an outfield platoon with Pearce, De Aza, and Young at the moment, so he's not seeing every day action.  Went 4-18 with a double, triple, and a walk.
Delmon Young Upnew_medium Really stepped up and led the attack yesterday with three hits and five RBI.  The only guy who may have out-hit him this week was Paredes.  Not bad for a guy who only sees a handful of ABs every week.
Disabled List
Ryan Flaherty (Groin) - Injury does not appear to be serious.  Flaherty will rehab with AA Bowie and is expected to rejoin the team as soon as he is eligible to come off of the DL.
J.J. Hardy (Shoulder) - Could begin a rehab assignment as early as Wednesday.
Jonathan Schoop (Knee) - Still looking at 6-8 weeks at the moment, but with knee sprains, one never knows.  The Orioles remain optimistic he'll return at some point this season.
Matt Wieters (Elbow) - Ramping up his activities at extended spring training.  Will catch at least 4 innings this week, but a clear time table for return is still unknown.
Wesley Wright (Shoulder) - Expected to begin his throwing program within a week or so.