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Wednesday Bird Droppings: No Bronson Arroyos allowed

The Orioles will be relying on Ubaldo Jimenez to keep their losing from stretching to two games. But let’s not think about that quite yet.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t like the morning after the Orioles get destroyed by a team I thought they’d beat. It’s no disrespect to the Reds, but Bronson Arroyo? Come on, man. And is it time to be worried about Kevin Gausman? He’s a pretty big key to the season. If you missed yesterday’s game, you’re more than welcome to jump over and check out Randy’s recap.

Let’s hit the links:

Trey Mancini and the Audacity of Small Samples - Camden Depot (undefined)
Just slow down the excitement over Trey Mancini, ok?

Updating Smith injury and wrapping up a 9-3 loss - School of Roch (MASNsports)
If you missed it in yesterday's big loss, Seth Smith had to come out of the game with a strained hamstring.

Baltimore Orioles need to boost their farm system before it's too late - FOX Sports (FOX Sports)
Ken Rosenthal jumps into the ongoing saga of the Orioles trading away international bonus money. It can be a little frustrating.

MLB Rookie Profile: Stefan Crichton, RHP, Baltimore Orioles - Minor League Ball (Minor League Ball)
John Sickels takes a look at Stefan Crichton, who had a forgettable major league debut in Toronto.

Rick Dempsey: Rain-Delay Theatrics - (ThePostGame)
Rick Dempsey breaks down his well known rain delay antics in this preview of Dave Ginsburg's book, If These Walls Could Talk.

Orioles closer Zach Britton feeling better, but still no timetable to resume throwing - Baltimore Sun (
Let’s keep being optimistic about Zach Britton because I can’t imagine the alternative.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your birthday buddies include Mr. Flat Breezy, George Sherrill, who turns 40 today; Willis Otanez, who played in 32 games over two seasons for the late-90s Orioles; and Scott Kamieniecki, who pitched well in the rotation for the wire-to-wire ‘97 team.