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Birds Up, O's Down - 2015 Week 25

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

Ubaldo Jimenez tossed multiple quality starts this week
Ubaldo Jimenez tossed multiple quality starts this week
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Brad Brach Upnew_medium Three innings of relief with just one hit and two walks allowed.  Brach struck out five in the process.
Zach Britton Pitched in Sunday's game for the first time in a week due to a sore lat.
Wei-Yin Chen After two straight quality starts, Chen failed to reach six innings in an 8-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox.  Chen, however, was responsible for just two earned runs and five hits in 5.2 innings.  He had seven strikeouts.
Oliver Drake Tossed one inning and allowed two runs, but was not charged with any earned due to an error at third base.
Jason Garcia Downnew_medium Failed to complete an inning, but was charged with one run on one hit.
Kevin Gausman Downnew_medium Solid through five innings, but then the wheels came off.  Put three men on without getting an out in the sixth and ended up with five earned runs on five hits and three walks.
Mychal Givens Upnew_medium Two innings without a hit or walk allowed.  Givens also struck out two.
Ubaldo Jimenez Upnew_medium Jimenez had two starts this week and posted quality numbers in both.  He held the Washington Nationals to just one run (not earned) on just three hits early in the week (although he did have 5 walks to 5 strikeouts) and then tossed seven more innings of six hit and two run ball against Boston.  Unfortunately for him, the Orioles managed to win just one of the starts.
Steve Johnson Faced two batters all week.  One reached via error and he struck out the other.
Brian Matusz Downnew_medium In just over an inning, Matusz was tagged for two hits and an earned run.
T.J. McFarland Allowed a double which cost Kevin Gausman a run, but was otherwise solid in limited playing time.
Darren O'Day Upnew_medium Moved to the closer role for a series with Britton dealing with some lat soreness and got the job done....ya know....just barely.  Three games, three innings, three saves, not a single hit or walk allowed, and five strikeouts.
Chaz Roe Downnew_medium His last two outings have resulted in just one total inning and four earned runs.  That's not going to get it done.
Jorge Rondon Downnew_medium Sure, all four of his runs were unearned, but he allowed two hits and two walks in 0.2 innings and has now allowed 9 runs in his past three outings (5 earned).  Is there a reason he's still getting into games?
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium The up arrow is relative here - Tillman wasn't entirely sharp with six hits and three walks, but the three earned runs over six innings was enough to lead the O's to victory.  Not an easy task to take on Max Scherzer, but Tillman outdueled.
Tyler Wilson Upnew_medium Nothing defining here, but he shook off last week's drubbing and delivered six innings of two run ball.  Allowed six hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
Mike Wright Sentenced to a relief role after a couple of terrible starts and got a couple of outs.
Steve Clevenger 0-1
Caleb Joseph Downnew_medium 0-9
Matt Wieters Upnew_medium Had a hit in each of the three games he played, including a big two RBI homer to lift the Orioles over the Nats on Thursday.
Chris Davis Downnew_medium Mostly invisible at just 3-24.  Did have two doubles and two walks, but that wasn't nearly enough.
Ryan Flaherty Couple hits and a couple of walks in 12 PA.
J.J. Hardy Downnew_medium While he actually upped his September line (sitting at .169 for now), it's....not good.
Paul Janish 0-3
Manny Machado Downnew_medium Average-ish week at the plate - low average, but a couple of big hits and he did walk four times.  Below average week at third.
Jimmy Paredes 0-1
Steve Pearce Downnew_medium Like Machado, a couple of big hits and several walks, but mostly below average at the plate.  Also committed an error at first.
Jonathan Schoop Downnew_medium Although he swatted a two-run homer this week, he was just 3-23.
Christian Walker 0-4
Dariel Alvarez 1-3
Adam Jones Just 1-4 this week as he spent most of it on the bench with back spasms.  Parra got most of the playing time in CF.
Junior Lake Downnew_medium 0-5
David Lough Back with the Orioles, but didn't play this week.  Probably had a couple of kale smoothies, though.
Gerardo Parra Downnew_medium Got some time in CF with Jones out, but didn't do a whole lot.  Five hits in 22 AB (2 doubles) and a walk.
Nolan Reimold Downnew_medium Pretty miserable week for the entire offense.  Reimold was no different - 2 for 15 with a couple of walks.
Disabled List
Dylan Bundy (Shoulder) - Recalled from AAA Norfolk and placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Miguel Gonzalez (Shoulder) - Threw a bullpen session over the weekend and looks ready to rejoin the rotation on Tuesday