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Birds Up, O's Down - 2015 Week 4

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

Miguel Gonzalez led a number of quality appearances from the Orioles pitching staff during the final week of April
Miguel Gonzalez led a number of quality appearances from the Orioles pitching staff during the final week of April
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Brad Brach Due to a shortened week, Brach saw the mound for just 1.1 innings (one appearance), but did record his first career save after a hitless and scoreless outing.  He struck out one and did not issue a walk.
Zach Britton Upnew_medium Britton pitched 2.1 innings over two appearances, but just once in a save situation.  He recorded that save over 1.1 scoreless innings.  Did not allow an earned run and gave up just one hit and a walk.
Wei-Yin Chen Upnew_medium Chen continued his success for the second straight appearance, notching six innings of two-run ball.  He did allow seven scattered hits, but minimized the damage (getting into a bit of trouble in the fourth).  Has yet to pick up his first victory of the year.
Jason Garcia DNP
Kevin Gausman Gausman was also affected by the short week and pitched just one inning.  He struck out two over the quick 1-2-3 appearance.
Miguel Gonzalez Upnew_medium Advanced to 3-1 after 7.2 innings of scoreless ball in his start at Tropicana Field.  Scattered just four hits and struck out six.
Tommy Hunter Upnew_medium Struggled early in the month of April, but has now gone five straight appearances with at least one out without allowing a run. 
Ubaldo Jimenez Upnew_medium Might have been eerie pitching at an empty stadium, but it didn't rattle Jimenez, who needed under 90 pitches to complete seven innings.  Allowed two runs, both unearned, and improved to 2-1.
Brian Matusz DNP
Bud Norris Did not start due to the postponed games.
Darren O'Day Upnew_medium Back to his usual tricks after allowing a homer last week - 1.2 innings of scoreless relief, including 3 K.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium I was almost going to call Jimenez #stafface, but Tillman, too, had a nice start of 7 innings, 2 earned runs, and 7K.  Naturally, he took the loss in that start thanks to zero run support.
Caleb Joseph Upnew_medium Yesterday's 0-4 was his only hitless game of the week.  Caleb is off to a nice start, slashing .305/.414/.475 over the first month.  Plus, the autograph signing and waving to "cheers" during the empty stadium game was just awesome.
Lavarnway DNP
Everth Cabrera Downnew_medium It'll be much more palatable seeing this guy come off the bench than starting regularly.  Hardy's back soon....right?
Chris Davis He's had better weeks, but it looked as though his pitch recognition has improved steadily over April.  We'll see what happens in May.
Manny Machado Upnew_medium Oddly enough, it's his defense that has been worrisome, rather than his bat.  At the plate, he's been solid (hit .385 for the week with a homer), but some of his throws have him looking a bit more like a certain Washington Nationals shortstop than a Platinum Glove winner.  He has 6 errors in under 200 innings after just 9 all last season (737 innings).
Reynaldo Navarro 1-6 with an RBI in limited game action.
Jimmy Paredes Downnew_medium Just 3-16 this week (1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 R), but raise your hand if you thought Paredes would be sitting at .353/.365/.667 through one month?  Anyone? Bueller?
Steve Pearce Downnew_medium Apparently he's been fighting a stomach bug, but 1-9 isn't ideal.  Here's hoping he returns to 2014 form soon enough.
Alejandro De Aza Downnew_medium A bit tough to judge over just two games, but Friday's 0-4 with 3K wasn't great.
Adam Jones Upnew_medium Only Alex Ovechkin might be scoring more points than Adam Jones right now.  Another .400 week has him at .402/.438/.667 for the year.  You know...nothing special, etc, etc.
David Lough Only 4 AB this week, but he did record a hit!
Travis Snider Only 6 AB this week, but had two hits!
Delmon Young Downnew_medium Followed a massive week with a not so massive week, picking up just 2 hits in 14 AB.
Disabled List
Ryan Flaherty (Groin) - Will join AA Bowie for a rehab assignment starting today.
J.J. Hardy (Shoulder) - Also expected to join AA Bowie today for rehab.
Jonathan Schoop (Knee) - Could start pool work this week, which is a small step (no pun intended) in the right direction.
Matt Wieters (Elbow) - Catching every other day at extended spring training.  No timetable for a return has been issued yet, but it's beginning to sound more like June rather than May at this point.
Wesley Wright (Shoulder) - Could pitch during an extended spring training game this week.