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Wednesday Bird Droppings: It’s a Manny Machado world

Manny is in the news, the pitching still needs help, and more in today’s Bird Droppings!

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

It’s another hump day, Camden Chatters. The Orioles remain in Boston for two more games before coming home to play the White Sox this weekend. Last night’s game saw the Orioles lose to Chris Sale while featuring more Manny-related shenanigans and a triple play! Check out Randy’s recap if you haven’t done so already.

There are a lot of words being written right now about how the Orioles and Red Sox are brewing themselves quite the rivalry lately. Do you agree that it’s gone up a notch?


Unfriendliness Red Sox, Orioles bring new feud to baseball |
Things don’t seem to be cooling down between the Orioles and Red Sox, which I guess means the Orioles might make it to ESPN more often. Yay.

Chris Sale throws behind Manny Machado (Video) | Larry Brown Sports
If you missed last night's game, watch Chris Sale throw a 98 mph fastball behind Manny Machado's back last night. Manny did not appreciate it, as shown in his profanity-laced post game tirade.

Orioles’ Manny Machado uses profanity-filled rant to criticize Red Sox after another pitch is thrown behind him - Baltimore Sun
Jon Meoli provides a workplace approved transcript of said rant here. If you want to see the NSFW video, head to Twitter.

Do the Orioles Have a Bullpen Problem Brewing? - Camden Depot
Things are definitely dicier than they have been in the past, but I agree with CD's conclusion that things should settle down soon.

Baltimore Orioles reinstate closer Zach Britton from disabled list - ESPN
Britton pitched an inning in the game last night's loss that looked kind of dicey until the Orioles turned a weird triple play to save him.

What’s wrong with Kevin Gausman? - Baltimore Sports and Life
It's the question of the season, it seems. With Tillman out (and getting knocked around in rehab), the Orioles need the good Gausman to return of they want to keep hanging at the top of the standings.

Here Are Manny Machado Facts | FanGraphs Baseball
Facts that display his awesomeness.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your Orioles birthday buddies list is an underwhelming relief pitcher bonanza. They are: Bob McCrory, who put together a 16.46 ERA from 2008-09 in 15 games; Gabe Molina, another dark years pitcher whose 1999-2000 ERA was 7.50; and Tony Arnold, who pitched out of the 1986-87 bullpen.

On this day in 1992, Gregg Olson recorded his 100th career save, the youngest player in major-league history to do so.