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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where Ubaldo is our only hope

The Orioles lost in a bad way last night, their bullpen is taxed, and Ubaldo Jimenez is on the mound tonight.

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Hello, Camden Chatters. I'm blue. The starting rotation is a big mess and the bullpen is starting to feel the strain, and now we have to watch Ubaldo pitch tonight. Why does everything happen to us? If you can stomach it, check out Alex Conway's recap of last night's terrible loss.

Miguel Gonzalez gains separation from White Sox pitching mess - South Side Sox
Remember when the Orioles cut Miguel Gonzalez? This artitcle talks about the success he has found in Chicago.

Undermanned and overworked, Orioles’ bullpen is beginning to buckle - Baltimore Orioles- ESPN
The Orioles' rotation has struggled of late, putting added pressure on the bullpen. That strain showed on Tuesday against the Padres.

Four Potential Trades to Boost the O's RotationBaltimore Orioles News | Eutaw Street Report
The folks at Eutaw Street Report take a look at ways to keep up from having to see Mike Wright again. Do you like any of these trades and do you think they are plausible?

Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey to pitch in Gulf Coast League game Saturday - Baltimore Sun
Get well soon, Hunter. The Orioles could use you.

The Orioles Have a Lot of Hard Payroll Decisions to Make - Camden Depot
11 players on the team today aren't under team control in 2019 so the Orioles have a lot of holes to fill.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have a lot of Orioles birthday buddies, most of whom were short timers for the team. The shortest timer wsa Brian Sackinsky, who pitched in three games for the '96 Orioles. Those three games made up his entire major-league career. Other brief Orioles born on this day are Mike Anderson (53 games i '78), Willie Harris (nine games in '01), and Esteban Yan (seven games from '96-'97).

It's also the birthday of Russ Snyder, who played 815 games for the O's from 1961-67. Snyder was a light-hitting outfielder for that stretch of good Orioles teams.

On this day in 1962, Boog Powell hit a 469 foot home run that was the first ever to clear the center field hedge at Memorial Stadium.