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Easter Sunday Orioles News

Alec Asher did his job, but the hitters and Tyler Wilson did not. The O’s go for the series win today.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays
J.J. Hardy couldn’t make fetch happen.
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate, although the Orioles didn’t give us much reason to celebrate anything yesterday. OK, maybe the fact Alec Asher was pretty good helps. But not enough to hide eggs or anything. On to the news...

Blue Jays end skid with 2-1 win over Orioles - The Hamilton Spectator

Alec Asher did OK, but the bats went cold. And Tyler Wilson threw one pitch in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Asher on his start, Wilson on the finish, Showalter on loss - MASN Sports

“It is tough to get the loss but I feel like we battled as a team. I felt good out there and just hoping to continue that. Everything was working pretty well for me. But just concentrated on staying down and getting weak contact and working off of that.” - Alec Asher

Orioles option Crichton - MASN Sports

Hope you enjoyed the per diem, Stefan Crichton.

Orioles' Zach Britton not as dominant in 2017, but still continuing historic save streak - The Sun

You don’t want to look at his WHIP right now, although that ERA is still bright and shiny.

Eight-year big-leaguer Nolan Reimold joins LI Ducks - Newsday

“I’m here to get an opportunity to play again and just enjoy myself,” said Reimold, 33, a .246 career hitter who batted .222 with six home runs in 242 plate appearances for the Baltimore Orioles last season. “I have an opportunity to go out there, play the game of baseball and see if I’ve still got it. I think I do.” Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt....

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Sergio Robles. He shares today with famous people including airplane co-inventor Wilbur Wright 1867; actor and director Charlie Chaplin 1889; film composer Henry Mancini 1924; Pope Benedict XVI Joseph Alois Ratzinger 1927; NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1947; actor John Cryer 1965; and actor and comedian Martin Lawrence 1965.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history... nothing of note happened.

On this day in world history...

1705 - Queen Anne of England knighted Isaac Newton.

1862 - In the U.S., slavery was abolished by law in the District of Columbia.

1917 - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution after years of exile.

1962 - Walter Cronkite began anchoring "The CBS Evening News".

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