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Mike Wright was awesome again, Oliver Drake was pretty good too, but it was all lost in the wake of Brian Matusz' ejection and looming suspension in a 13-inning 1-0 loss.

"Don't be so obvious next time, OK, kid?"
"Don't be so obvious next time, OK, kid?"
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Jennings gets 1st win, Marlins top Orioles 1-0 in 13 innings | www.wsbtv.com
"New Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings splashed around in the nightclub swimming pool adjacent to the team's clubhouse, surrounded by a dozen of his players whooping it up shortly before midnight." Geez, act like you've won before, Dan Jennings. Oh, wait...

School of Roch: Wrapping up a 1-0 13-inning loss and Matusz's ejection
Buck Showalter on a possible suspension for Brian Matusz: "I don't know. Obviously, we've got some personal feelings about all of it. You all know how I feel about the root of the problem. But we'll see. A rule's a rule, but at the same time, at some point you've got to get to the crux of what's causing people to want to do that."

WATCH: Brian Matusz ejected for using 'foreign substance' - CBSSports.com
"For the second time this week, we've seen a relief pitcher ejected for having a so-called "foreign substance" on his arm. This time around it was Marlins manager Dan Jennings who requested Orioles reliever Brian Matusz's arm be checked out. Once the umpires had a look, Matusz was ejected from the game." Can we PLEASE make this a season-long suspension?

Orioles notebook: Jimmy Paredes now qualifies to rank second in AL batting race - Baltimore Sun
"Heading into play Saturday, Jimmy Paredes was second in the American League in batting with a .353 average, ahead of Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and one point behind Paredes' former Orioles teammate Nelson Cruz, now with the Seattle Mariners."

Orioles pitcher Bud Norris to throw Wednesday for Double-A Bowie : Fantasy News
"Orioles pitcher Bud Norris is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday for Double-A Bowie, manager Buck Showalter said on Saturday per MASN Sports."

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Willy Miranda.

On this date in Orioles history, In 1962 - "The Tigers score their first 4 runs on homers‚ then score the winner on a passed ball in the 11th to beat the Orioles‚ 5 - 4. Charlie Lau misses a Hoyt Wilhelm knuckler to allow Dick McAuliffe to score. Jim Bunning pitches the first 9 innings for Detroit and is accused by O's manager Billy Hitchcock of notching the ball with his belt buckle." Interesting...

Consider this your discussion space for the Salisbury University vs Texas-Tyler NCAA Division III Softball softball semi-final and Division I Women's Lacrosse final between #1 seed Maryland and #2 North Carolina.