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Wednesday Bird Droppings are looking to avoid the sweep

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The Orioles are playing bad baseball lately, but you should read our links anyway.

Minnesota Twins v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Welcome to Wednesday, Camden Chatters. It’s been a rough time in Birdland lately and things won’t get any easier with a weekend road trip to Houston to play the team with the best record in baseball. But first they have to face the Twins in a day game and try to avoid being swept.

If you missed last night’s game, you missed a pretty good pitching performance from Dylan Bundy and not much else. Check out all the details in Randy DeCleene’s game recap.

If you can handle reading more about the Orioles after they have lost so much lately, we have some links for you:

The Orioles have given Ubaldo Jimenez a long leash, but it’s time to pull the plug - The Washington Post
Everyone is calling for the plug to be pulled on Ubaldo's Baltimore career.

Orioles Defense: Outfield Gains Countered by Infield - Camden Depot
The outfield has been quite a bit better so far this season compared to last. Unfortunately the infield has let us down a bit.

Santana goes distance to shut out Orioles 2-0 (with quotes) - School of Roch
Buck quotes on last night's loss.

Orioles send C Pena to Triple-A | Lindy's Sports
If you missed the news, Francisco Pena cleared waivers and is back with Norfolk a triple-A.

Days off have been beneficial for Orioles’ J.J. Hardy - Baltimore Sun
Old people need rest!

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have one Orioles birthday buddy, old time shortstop Willy Miranda. Miranda was born May 24, 1926 in Cuba and played the final five seasons of his nine-year career with the Orioles. Miranda couldn’t hit (career OPS+ of 55) but he was an outstanding fielder. You can read more about him at the SABR Bio Project.