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Wade Miley turned into a good MLB pitcher, Mark Trumbo and Trey Mancini turned on some pitches, and Matt Wieters and Pedro Alvarez may be turning in their employee IDs after this season.

Now that's more like it!
Now that's more like it!
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Mancini, Trumbo power Orioles over Diamondbacks 6-1 | Boston Herald
"Trey Mancini hit his third homer in nine major league at-bats, Mark Trumbo connected for his league-leading 45th homer and Baltimore beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Saturday night."

Duquette: Trumbo's Power "Worth Significant Investment" - MLB Trade Rumors
"His performance in terms of hitting the ball out of the ballpark and driving in runs is certainly worth a significant investment," Dan Duquette said.

I'm lookin' for a new love...

With another home run, Orioles rookie Trey Mancini tapping into Joey Rickard levels of adoration - Baltimore Sun
"Trey Mancini fills a Joey Rickard-sized void for the Orioles, for more than just his immediate popularity."

Nick Cafardo: Yes, John Farrell belongs in Manager of the Year conversation (ED: IGNORE THE HEADLINE)
"Scott Boras and his staff were in Baltimore recently and met with GM Dan Duquette, but nothing was resolved in terms of Matt Wieters or Pedro Alvarez, another free agent client of Boras’s."

It's getting better all the time

Orioles' Dylan Bundy still prioritizing health, but wants to add cutter back to repertoire - Baltimore Sun
"Dylan Bundy scrapped his cutter for health reasons this year, but knows he could use it going forward."

Orioles notes: Kevin Gausman feeling good after bullpen, set to start Tuesday in Toronto - Baltimore Sun
"Right-hander Kevin Gausman took his first bullpen session since suffering a tweak in the intercostal area of his ribcage during his start Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox, and came through it well enough that he’ll be the team’s starter for the series opener in Toronto next week, provided he feels good Sunday."

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Buck Showalter hopes Orioles coaching staff remains intact for 2017 | CSN Mid-Atlantic
"If we were contemplating anything, we would have talked about it," Buck Showalter said.

Birthdays and history

Happy Birthday to Tyler Wilson and Vance Worley! It's also the birthday of former Oriole Brad Bergesen (Damn you, Billy Butler!). They share this birthday with famous people like 1897 William Faulkner, American author; 1929 Barbara Walters, newscaster; 1930 Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author; 1944 Michael Douglas, American actor; 1951 Mark Hamill, actor; 1951 Pedro Almodovar, Spain, director/screenwriter; 1952 Christopher Reeve, actor; 1961 Heather Locklear, actress; 1968 Will Smith, actor and rapper; 1969 Catherine Zeta Jones, Welsh actress.

Today in Baltimore baseball history...

1954 - Although they lose 100 games, the same as in the previous season when the club was in St. Louis, the Orioles draw over a million fans.

1983 - Baltimore clinches the American League East title with a 5 - 1 win over Milwaukee, as Storm Davis and Tippy Martinez combine on a six-hitter.

Today in world history...

1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge; English army under King Harold Godwinson defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed

1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa croses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean

1789 US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights

1906 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control

1956 First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation from Newfoundland to Oban

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Club Softball: Maryland at Navy. OK, so maybe I know one of the starting pitchers for the Terps.