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Birds Up, O's Down - 2015 Week 5

Who's hot and who's not for the Baltimore Orioles over the fifth week of the 2015 campaign.

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Brad Brach Tagged for a homer in his lone appearance for the week - a two inning stint during a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets.
Zach Britton Two straight two out appearances against the New York Yankees.  Recorded his 6th save of the year without allowing a run.
Wei-Yin Chen Upnew_medium Dominated the Yankees to the tune of one earned run on just five hits over seven innings.  Not generally known for his swing and miss stuff, but did notch 7Ks.
Jason Garcia Downnew_medium Continues to struggle with control and walked four batters in just an inning.
Miguel Gonzalez Downnew_medium After a dominating start last week against the Tampa Bay Rays, Gonzalez regressed, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits in just 4 innings.
Tommy Hunter Only run allowed this week was unearned.  Other than that, four strikeouts in 2+ innings of work.
Ubaldo Jimenez Inefficient Ubaldo was back for this game, a 5-1 loss to the Mets.  Defense behind him was questionable, however, and he was lifted for a PH after just 4 innings.
Brian Matusz Actually managed 4+ innings of relief this week without allowing too much damage.  Although his ERA hangs below 3.00 for the season, FIP and WAR don't like BMat much.
T.J. McFarland Upnew_medium First taste of action this season went pretty well for TJ.  Three innings and just one hit allowed.
Bud Norris Downnew_medium A two start week for Bud started out okay (7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER), but ended in much less exciting fashion (3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER).  He needed 88 pitches in the second start to record 10 outs.
Darren O'Day Lack of leads means lack of setup man appearances.
Chris Tillman Downnew_medium Tillman has never put up outstanding numbers in April, but these are worse than usual.  In just over 5 innings, Tillman allowed 4 earned runs on 10 hits.  He walked and struck out three batters each.
Caleb Joseph Upnew_medium He's not lighting the world on fire, but you can't really complain about they guy picking up 5 hits in 18 trips, including a double and a homer.  OPS sits at .874 for the season.
Rod Lavarnway Downnew_medium What you can complain about is this guy hitting .136 in his backup role.  When is Wieters due back?
Chris Davis Downnew_medium A couple of homers is nice, but the Orioles really need more than four hits from Davis in a week.
Ryan Flaherty Getting a week pass since he's just back from the DL, but the 0-3 with 3Ks yesterday wasn't pretty.
J.J. Hardy Not an amazing return from the DL, but he does already have his first homer of the year.
Manny Machado Upnew_medium Another solid week for Machado, who has been hitting far better of late.  His numbers now sit about where he was at last year, although he's taking a few more walks this year.
Jimmy Paredes Upnew_medium Continues to stroke the ball with authority, picking up nine hits in 25 AB.  Had a double, triple, and two home runs while walking twice.
Steve Pearce Downnew_medium Struggles have kept him out of the lineup.
Alejandro De Aza Downnew_medium Did hit his third homer of the year, but has, for the most part, struggled to hit.  No different this week at 2-12.
Adam Jones Downnew_medium Without a doubt, his worst week of the young season.  Just 5 hits in 25 AB (only one for extra bases) and a walk.
David Lough 0-4
Travis Snider Upnew_medium Certainly not a bad week at 4-14.  Crowded outfield and platoon splits keeps playing time somewhat limited.
Delmon Young Upnew_medium Surprisingly decent at both the plate and in the field.  Seven hits and a couple of RBIs and perhaps the best shocked face of the week.
Disabled List
Everth Cabrera (Foot) - Expected to start a rehab assignment with AA Bowie.
Kevin Gausman (Shoulder) - Will have an MRI tomorrow in order to help determine the root cause of his shoulder issues.
Jonathan Schoop (Knee) - Nothing major to report.  Could resume baseball activities within the next few weeks.
Matt Wieters (Elbow) - Transferred to the 60 day DL and still not ready for a return.  June seems a more likely target at the moment.
Wesley Wright (Shoulder) - Will throw from a mound this week.