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Birds Up, O's Down - 2015 Week 21

Who's hot and who's not for the Baltimore Orioles

Janish displayed some Hardy-like defense for the Orioles
Janish displayed some Hardy-like defense for the Orioles
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Pitchers
Brad Brach Downnew_medium Somewhat below average for the week - two earned runs charged to him in 2.1 IP, although only one came with him actually in the game.
Zach Britton http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Victimized by another infield single and an error behind him, although this time not in a save situation.  Did record his 30th save earlier in the week, however.
Wei-Yin Chen Upnew_medium He's giving up a ton of hits (8-7-10 in his last three starts), but he's posted four straight quality starts.  Improved to 8-6 with a win against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Jason Garcia http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Faced two batters all week and threw just eight pitches.
Kevin Gausman http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Couldn't master the Texas Rangers lineup and allowed two home runs among 9 hits and 4 ER in 6.2 innings.  Maintaining decent strikeout numbers and had several quality starts in August, but seven homers allowed in a month is dangerous.
Mychal Givens http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Allowed an inherited runner to score (charged to Jimenez), but was more or less fine in 2.2 innings.
Miguel Gonzalez Downnew_medium A two-start week for Migo, yet he didn't top 10 total innings.  Not surprisingly, he lost both starts and is now 9-11 for the year.
Ubaldo Jimenz Downnew_medium A two-start week for Jimenez as well, and although he topped 10 innings, may have fared worse than Gonzalez.  Eleven ER on eighteen hits....ouch.  Jimenez suffered losses in both starts to bring his record to an even 9-9.
Brian Matusz http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Luckily, the homer he allowed to Mike Moustakas on Wednesday did not cost the O's the game.
T.J. McFarland Upnew_medium After struggling in mop-up duty a week ago, TJ responded with a solid week including three innings of relief and just one hit allowed.
Darren O'Day http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Sadly, not a whole lot of use for the set-up guy this week.
Jorge Rondon http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Allowed a run in four innings of relief, but back at AAA Norfolk for now.
Chris Tillman http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Line for the week pretty similar to Gausman's - okay, but not good enough to get the Orioles a win.  Charged with the loss and fell to 9-9 after 4 runs on 9 hits in 6 IP.
Catchers
Steve Clevenger http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png On paternity leave for most of the week, so just 1-3.
Caleb Joseph Downnew_medium Still decent over the month of August, but slumping over the past two.  After a 2-16 last week, Joseph was just 4-17 this go around.  Included a double and two RBI.
Matt Wieters Downnew_medium Limited production from the catcher spot continues to Wieters - just 3-20 (all singles) with two walks.
Infielders
Chris Davis Downnew_medium Oriole bats mostly silent in Texas - Davis was no different at just 4-25 this week.  Did have a two-run homer earlier in the week against Johnny Cueto, however.
Ryan Flaherty Upnew_medium Quite possibly his best week of the year at 3-12 with two homers.  It's an up arrow week for him, but yes, grasping at straws here to find something decent over a rough week.
Paul Janish Upnew_medium Flashed some leather and picked up some hits - his first in the majors since 2013.
Manny Machado Downnew_medium Also made some nice plays in the field, but was just dismal at the plate.  Started the week with a few hits against KC, but was almost silent (sans two walks) against Texas.
Jimmy Paredes http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png 1-4.  No real position and a cold bat = no playing time.
Steve Pearce http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Returned from the DL with two homers and a couple of walks, which is great, but was otherwise mediocre.  OF error didn't really factor into Sunday's loss, but still hurts.
Jonathan Schoop http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Grasping at straws again....usually a .237 week wouldn't achieve an even rating, but his six hits and three RBI were about as good as it got.
Outfielders
Dariel Alvarez Upnew_medium The 26-year old Cuban recorded his first three MLB hits this week.
Adam Jones Downnew_medium Rough week at the plate, but returned to the lineup a day after hitting the outfield wall...well...hard.
Gerardo Parra Downnew_medium Yet another Oriole with a sub-.200 showing this week.
Nolan Reimold Downnew_medium DFA'd and assigned to AAA Norfolk.
Henry Urrutia http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Re-assigned to AAA Norfolk.
Disabled List
J.J. Hardy (Groin) - First eligible to come off of the DL on September 8th. The O's hope he can still make the date.
Chaz Roe (Shoulder) - Expected to pitch for AA Bowie tonight before activation from the DL on Wednesday.
Mike Wright (Calf) - Assigned to AAA Norfolk for his rehab assignment.