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Saturday Bird Droppings: The Orioles tailspin edition

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Another horrid night of pitching led to another horrible loss. But today’s a new day!

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals bash 5 HRs in 11-2 rout of sinking Orioles - ABC News
The St. Louis Cardinals enjoyed a feel-good blowout at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles, who absorbed another lopsided defeat in a duel between struggling teams in different leagues.

Orioles' pitching implodes again as collapse continues - BaltimoreBaseball.com
"If you want some good news about the Orioles, it’s this: they cannot get mathematically eliminated from the playoff race in June. If you want some more good news about the Orioles … sorry. I’m fresh out." - Thus spake Friend of Blog Paul Folkemer.

Orioles Closer Britton Can’t Wait To Pitch In Games Again « CBS Baltimore
“Physically, I’m past anything with the injury,” Zach Britton said. “Now it’s just about building innings, getting back into pitching form and the mindset where you stop worrying about being injured.”

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Oriole David Pope. He shares this birthday with famous people including Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich 943; singer Barry Manilow 1946; comedian Joe Piscopo 1951; actor Greg Kinnear 1963; comedian Will Forte 1970; and tennis champion Venus Williams 1980.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

2009 - Matt Wieters of the Baltimore Orioles, the 2008 Minor League Player of the Year, hits the first home run of his career in the O's 6 - 4 win over the New York Mets.

On this day in world history...

1579 - Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England. (California)

1775 - The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston.

1789 - The Third Estate in France declared itself a national assembly, and began to frame a constitution.

1856 - The Republican Party opened its first national convention in Philadelphia.

1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

1932 - The U.S. Senate defeated the bonus bill as 10,000 veterans massed around the Capitol.

1944 - The republic of Iceland was established.

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