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Friday Bird Dropping: Orioles road success and the Ace of Wades

The Orioles still have the best record in MLB. In today's links, Miley reacts to his great start, people still trying to figure out how the Orioles are winning, and more.

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Wade. Miley. He of the unsustainably fabulous .162 BABIP. Enjoy the ride, friends. Miley's early success has certainly been pleasantly surprising, but how about Trey Mancini? about that 6-3 road trip? The 2016 Orioles won their first road series and then lost three straight before rebounding against the beleaguered Minnesota Twins. They ended up 39-42 on the road. Does all this mean anything going forward? I can't answer that, but I CAN tell you that the Orioles are 10-4 and have the best winning percentage in MLB. I'll take it.

Miley goes eight innings in 2-1 win (quotes added) - School of Roch'
"Maybe Wade Miley would enjoy the same success if his target was set by a greyhound or a stack of magazines..." I had NOT considered that.

Caleb Joseph on the Maturation Process | FanGraphs Baseball
Wisdom from the Miley whisperer.

Mancini's emergence is a good problem for O's. | Sports on Earth
The baseball press showers Trey Mancini with its love.

Fanrag: The Orioles self-inflicted weakness Steve Goldman takes the baton on critiquing Baltimore's international scouting.'

Vice: How the Hell do the Orioles Keep Winning? Your periodic, "Nobody saw this coming!" Orioles article.

On this day in 1957, the Orioles and Senators halted play after five innings due to a power failure. An MLB first. In 1994, Eddie Murray homered from both sides of the plate for the 11th time in his career, breaking a record set by Mickey Mantle.

Happy 70th birthday to Al Bumbry, one of the best centerfielders in O's history. Jesse Orosco turns 60 today and I'd like to think he's still pitching...somewhere. Ronny Paulino, Ryan Adams and Terry Tiffee also celebrate birthdays today.