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Saturday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles roster will be shuffling again

There’s no way your day at work was as bad as Wade Miley’s day at the office. Ouch!

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MLB: Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Wade Miley probably needs some ice.
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In case you missed the game

Miley struck by 2 line drives, but Orioles top White Sox 4-2
The Baltimore Orioles keep winning games despite losing pitchers.

Postgame updates on Britton, Miley and Ynoa - Steve Melewski
“He woke up this morning, felt it, felt some discomfort,” manager Buck Showalter said. “How we proceed will probably be derived from those (MRI) findings. Just compare it with the one he just took. Same forearm strain, I think. That’s what I was told. Just trying to gather all the information and decide which direction to go.”

The oddity of Miley's start, the concern over Britton's arm - School of Roch
The Orioles will have to make at least one roster move today after Gabriel Ynoa relieved Miley and tossed six scoreless innings with no walks. Ynoa wouldn’t be available for a while, and he experienced cramping in his hamstring.

Changes are a-comin’

Orioles recall Crichton and option Wilson - School of Roch
The Orioles made their roster move this afternoon, recalling reliever Stefan Crichton from Triple-A Norfolk and optioning Tyler Wilson to the Tides.

Gabriel Ynoa's Orioles debut worthy of an encore, but numbers aren't in his favor - The Sun

Gabriel Ynoa pitched six innings of almost flawless relief, and his reward is a trip back to Norfolk. Such is the fate of an Orioles pitcher with options.

Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Getting back on mound Friday -
Manager Buck Showalter is encouraged by where Hunter Harvey is in the rehab process. "It will be good to get him back out there," the skipper said. "We had hoped he'd make it back by June, so he's right on schedule."

Thoughts on Boston and going forward

Commissioner stepped into middle of Red Sox-Orioles feud

“We saw it as a serious safety issue and really wanted people to take a deep breath and think about where they were before something really bad happened,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday during an appearance at Target Field.

Thoughts on Adam Jones, peanut bags and racial taunts hurled at Fenway Park -
It really got to Adam Jones, meaning it really must have been nasty and constant. Because the guy has heard it all – everywhere.

Baseball Prospectus | Let It Eat: The May 2017 Panic Index
The O’s have overcome pitching injuries, beanball wars, and the most premature ejection since American Pie to hang around in the tough AL East.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Gerardo Parra, Mike Kinkade, Tom Bolton, and Leo Burke. They share this birthday with famous people including French Revolution leader Maximilien Robespierre 1758; father of pyschoanalysis Sigmund Freud 1856; explorer Robert E. Peary, Sr. 1856; actor Rudolph Valentino 1895; actor, director and film legend Orson Welles 1915; MLB Hall of Famer Willie Mays 1931; musician Bob Seger 1945; British Prime Minister Tony Blair 1953; actor George Clooney 1961; and future NHL Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur 1972.

Today in Baltimore baseball history...

2012 - Both teams end up having to use position players on the mound when a game between the Orioles and Red Sox goes deep into extra innings. O's manager Buck Showalter turns to DH Chris Davis to take the mound in the 16th inning with the score tied at 6 - 6. Davis gives him a pair of scoreless innings, somewhat compensating for a brutal 0-for-8 game at the plate. The Sox face the same quandary in the top of the 17th, and turn to OF Darnell McDonald. Things don't go so well, however, as he surrenders a three-run homer to Adam Jones; he then grounds into a double play against Davis to end the game in the bottom of the frame. Davis is the winner in the 9 - 6 Baltimore win, and McDonald the loser; it is the first time both teams use position players to pitch in the same game since October 4, 1925, when future Hall of Famers George Sisler and Ty Cobb both got to pitch on the last day of the season.

Today in world history...

1527 - German troops began sacking Rome, bringing about the end of the Renaissance.

1682 - King Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles, France.

1882 - The U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The act barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years.

1915 - Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox.

1937 - The German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 97 on board) were killed.

1941 - Joseph Stalin assumed the Soviet premiership.

1994 - The Channel Tunnel officially opened. The tunnel under the English Channel links England and France.

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