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Birds Up, O's Down - 2015 Week 6

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

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Brad Brach Upnew_medium No hits, one walk, and 6 K's over 2.1 innings, including 2 big strikeouts yesterday to preserve Mike Wright's first win.
Zach Britton Downnew_medium Two saves, but made both of them a little interesting. Between those, allowed 3 ER to widen the gap in Saturday's loss.
Wei-Yin Chen Upnew_medium Chen has been pitching so well that 2 ER on 7 IP Friday actually raised his ERA. The O's wasted this one, scoring only one run in the game.
Miguel Gonzalez Upnew_medium Gonzo was great on Wednesday, throwing 7.2 shutout innings in the rubber game of the Toronto series.
Tommy Hunter Downnew_medium Allowed a single run in each of his two outings, over a total of 2.1 innings.
Ubaldo Jimenez Upnew_medium Just like Chen, another excellent start (7 IP, 2 ER, 6 K, 0 BB) in a season full of them. Just like Chen's start, the O's lost anyway.
Brian Matusz DNP
T.J. McFarland Downnew_medium Faced 5 batters on Tuesday and allowed 2 hits, including a home run. All 4 runs were unearned thanks to a 2-out error.
Bud Norris DNP - Scratched from his start this weekend due to illness.
Darren O'Day Allowed a solo shot in Saturday's loss, but was otherwise unscathed over 3.1 innings in three appearances.
Chris Tillman Downnew_medium Failed the Matusz Test on Tuesday, managing to raise his already awful ERA by allowing 5 ER over 6.2 innings.
Mike Wright Upnew_mediumUpnew_mediumUpnew_medium One arrow isn't enough. Allowed no runs and pitched into the 8th inning in his MLB debut. No walks and 6 K's. Out-dueled Garrett Richards to avoid a sweep.
Caleb Joseph Downnew_medium His 2-RBI double on Wednesday was his only hit in 18 plate appearances.
Ryan Lavarnway Entered Saturday's game late but had no plate appearances on the week.
Chris Davis Downnew_medium Went 3-21 with a walk, a HR, and a double.
J.J. Hardy Downnew_medium Had only 3 hits and a walk in 20 PA, but did account for the Orioles' only run Friday with his second home run of the season.
Manny Machado Hit the ball well, going 7-24 with 4 extra base hits. Continued to struggle in the field, especially Saturday, recording one error and allowing two other "hits" on plays that should have been made.
Rey Navarro Upnew_medium One hit in only 7 plate appearances, but it was his first career home run.
Jimmy Paredes May have dropped from "white hot" to simply "hot" - 7 for 25 with a double on the week.
Steve Pearce Played in 4 games, going 3-13 with a solo home run. Continued to play a competent second base.

Alejandro de Aza Played in three games and went 2-11 with an RBI double and a walk.
Adam Jones Not Adam's best week, but not horrific. Went 5 for 24 with a home run and a big 2-run double yesterday.
David Lough Actually started three games this week and was a defensive sub in another. Went 2 for 9 with a walk.
Travis Snider Downnew_medium Started only twice and saw two other at bats as a pinch-hitter. Had one base hit in only 8 at bats.
Delmon Young Downnew_medium Saw 4 starts, all in right field. Was mostly decent in the field, but went only 2 for 14 at the plate with a walk.
Disabled List

Everth Cabrera (Foot) - Began his rehab assignment in Norfolk on Friday.
Ryan Flaherty (Groin) - Re-aggravated his groin injury Monday and made a quick return to the DL. Unclear as of now when he'll be back.
Jason Garcia (Shoulder) - Placed on the DL Wednesday with shoulder tendinitis.
Kevin Gausman (Shoulder) - Shoulder MRI came back clean, and may pitch a simulated game on the 27th. Will presumably join Norfolk's rotation once healthy.
Jonathan Schoop (Knee) - Began baseball activities Saturday, but is looking at a return around the all-star break.
Matt Wieters (Elbow) - May begin a rehab assignment at the end of this week. June 4 is still reportedly the target date for his return.
Wesley Wright (Shoulder) - Will pitch in an extended spring training game on the 19th and could be back with the big club by the end of May.