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It feels good to have two straight wins in the books, but with Chris Tillman hurt and Wade Miley on the schedule for today, things are getting tougher.

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Hello Camden Chatters. It's always nice to wake up the morning after a win, isn't it? My enthusiasm is tempered slightly by the news that the Orioles are placing Chris Tillman on the disabled list, but we just gottta take it one game at a time.

Has Gallardo Turned The Corner? - Camden Depot
Conclusion: Eh, not really.

In the Battle of the Beltway, it’s advantage Baltimore over the Nationals - The Washington Post
Here is an article about how even though the Nationals are always a better team than the Orioles, the Orioles always beat them. Well, one of those things is true.

Orioles' Darren O'Day: Won't be ready Saturday - CBSSports.com
Of course he won't.

Orioles, MASN file appellate brief outlining ‘MLB’s systemic bias’ in dispute - The Washington Post
It's fun when there is MASN dispute news in the middle of the Orioles-Nats series.

Hot Take Tuesday: Adam Jones isn't a Good Center Fielder Anymore | Eutaw Street Report
Here is the assertion that the Orioles should get a center fielder over the off season and move Adam Jones to left field. Not a bad take, necessarily, but not something that needs to be thought about on August 24th.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You only have one Orioles birthday buddy, but it's basically the best one ever. Hall of Famer Cal Ripken is celebrating his 56th birthday today!

On this day in 1970, Dave McNally won his 20t game for the third straight season. Remember when we thought Tillman had a chance this year?

In 1983, Tippy Martinez picked three Blue Jays off first base in one inning.

Speaking of the Blue Jays, on this day in 2002 the Orioles lost both ends of a doubleheader to the Blue Jays, kicking off a 4-31 end to the season.

But in 2012 Chris Davis hit three home runs to beat the Blue Jays! Why are the Orioles always playing the Blue Jays on August 24th?