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#RainRainGoAway is becoming a rather popular hashtag as weather conditions led to the postponement of last night's game.

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Athletics-Orioles Game Postponed, to Be Played as Split DH - ABC News
"The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics will play a split doubleheader Saturday after Friday night's game was postponed by rain. The makeup Saturday will be played at 1:05 p.m. ET, followed by the regularly scheduled 7:05 p.m. game."

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters puts arm worries in past, sees success ahead - Baltimore Sun
"Matt Wieters said he's long since overcome the mental hurdle of thinking about his surgically repaired right elbow before he rifles a throw. And while his arm strength isn't yet where he wants it to be, he's comfortable with the pace of what's been a methodical recovery from Tommy John surgery."

Washed-out game creates pitching questions for A’s - SFGate
"Rain, a regular presence at Camden Yards this season, threw Oakland’s plans into some disarray before the weekend series even started."

Rob Long: Surprising Rotation In Orioles Pitching & Hitting " CBS Baltimore
"Kevin Gausman has been giving Chris Tillman a run for his money at the top of the rotation."

Yankees: Girardi costs team vs Orioles with tired bullpen logic
Will we point to the series loss against the Orioles as the beginning of the end for Joey Binder? "To begin with, why can’t a manager ask a healthy pitcher who had thrown just 15 pitches in the last nine days to pitch two innings? Joe Girardi asked Andrew Miller to pitch two innings on April 29 of last season, one of four six-out appearances by Miller last season. Miller responded by striking out three in two perfect frames. Second, and just as importantly, who says Miller is the only pitcher who can pitch in a save situation for the Yankees?" Love it.

Finding health, motherhood — and the strike zone - Baltimore Sun
"(Crystal) Silins has handled the trials and disappointment with such courage and grace that Major League Baseball plans to honor the lifelong Orioles fan at her team's Mother's Day game Sunday against the Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards. The Honorary O's Bat Girl for 2016, she'll throw out the ceremonial first pitch — and discuss her fight against cancer — as part of a slate of activities planned for the day."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Mark Smith, Brook Fordyce, and Dick Williams. They share it with famous people including 1574 Innocent X, [Giambattista Pamfili], 236th pope; 1840 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer; 1892 Josip Tito, leader of Yugoslavia and author of this awesome response to Stalin; 1901 Gary Cooper, Montana, actor; 1909 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation; 1919 Eva Perón, Argentine First Lady; 1933 Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame QB; and 1965 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

2009 - The Minnesota Twins suffer their first rainout at home since 1980, being forced by weather to re-schedule today's game against the Orioles as part of a day-night doubleheader on May 8th. The Twins played indoors at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009, before moving to outdoors Target Field this year.

On this day in world history...

1429 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

1912 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories, after established by Joseph Pulitzer

1915 RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland; 1198 lives lost

1939 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

1945 WWII: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims

1952 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer

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