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Wednesday Bird Droppings: West Coast trips stink

Darren O'Day won't be back soon, Jonathan Schoop is on fire, and other stories to start your Wednesday.

Good morning sleepyheads! Raise your hand if you made it to the end of last night's game awake. I do not have my hand raised. Luckily for all of us Mark wrote up the lovely totals in his recap from last night's 11-7 win.

Orioles reliever Darren O'Day's recovery coming along slower than expected - Baltimore Sun
We miss you Darren!

Wrapping up an 11-7 win - School of Roch
Buck Showalter quotes after last night's late game.

Hot Take Tuesday: O's Should Consider a Bud Norris Reunion | Eutaw Street Report
I don't really get these articles. Are they supposed to be...stupid? I don't want to call someone else's writing stupid. Unless that's the intention.

Orioles' Kim Hyun-soo hits 2nd home run of season | The Korea Herald
Yeah he did! It was pretty much the last play I saw before falling asleep on the couch.

Jonathan Schoop Is Breaking OBP | Camden Depot
Camden Depot write really good stuff but I always have to laugh at the general tone. Here is a fun article about how well Jonathan Schoop is getting on base this year. It's surprisingly upbeat, but then ends with basically "don't worry, it won't last."

Reviewing Gausman - Baltimore Sports and Life
An analysis of Kevin Gausman so far. There have been disappointments. But I'm hoping that game against the Rays on Saturday is what we'll see more of.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthday buddies. The first is Pedro Viola, who pitched in six gmes from 2010-11 with the hapless O's.

The other is Dizzy Trout, whose Baseball-Reference page does not tell me what was going on with him. He had a good 14 year career from 1939-1952, then appeared again for the Orioles in 1957 where he pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up three runs on four hits. I checked out his bio on He retired from baseball and for awhile was a broadcaster, then he unsuccessflly ran for sheriff, then he decided to try to come back to baseball at age 42. Dizzy's former catcher, Paul Richards, was running the O's and gave him his chance. You shoud read the whole bio because it's a fun story.