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Jonathan Schoop had a pretty good day yesterday. Now let’s see if the pitching staff finally can have one, too.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Baltimore Orioles
Jonathan Schoop had himself a day on Saturday
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Schoop hits 2 of Orioles’ 5 HRs in 15-7 win over Cardinals - The Washington Post
Jonathan Schoop homered twice and drove in four runs, Manny Machado went deep in a seven-run second inning against Adam Wainwright and the Orioles cruised after building a 12-3 lead in the fourth inning.

Catcher Welington Castillo the Orioles' latest batting bargain - Baltimore Sun
"He's had a track record of that for a while," Buck Showalter said. "I've said before, and I admit it: I didn't know how good he was. You always wonder how numbers are going to translate from league to league. He had to learn a lot of new hitters, new pitchers. He had the [World Baseball Classic]. … But he's been a quick study. Real easy to pull for. Real good teammate."

Orioles slugger Chris Davis likely out until after All-Star break - ESPN
"I think three weeks would be real ambitious," manager Buck Showalter said Saturday. "I'd sign up for that right now."

Orioles' Zach Britton set to begin rehab stint |
After throwing a 25-pitch simulated game on Thursday, closer Zach Britton is scheduled to start his rehab assignment on Monday in Aberdeen, Md., for the Orioles' short-season Class A affiliate. He'll then make two appearances in Salisbury with the Shorebirds and one at Bowie before hopefully returning in early July.

Orioles minor league report: Chance Sisco turning season around - Baltimore Sun
A slow start to the season is getting further in the past for top prospect Chance Sisco, who entered Friday batting .432 (16-for-37) in 11 June games. Before that, the 22-year-old was hitting .243 with a .680 OPS in his first extended taste of Triple-A, though manager Buck Showalter was confident that would turn around. It has. With his strong stretch, Sisco's average rose to .282, with his OPS at .743

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to that father of starving children Caleb Joseph and to former Oriole Carlos Mendez. They share today with famous people including graphic artist M.C. Escher 1898; actor E.G. Marshall 1910; MLB Hall of Famer Lou Brock 1939; musician and writer of possibly the worst Christmas song ever Paul McCartney 1942; film critic Roger Ebert 1942; actress Carol Kane 1952; actress Isabella Rossellini 1952; and singer Alison Moyet 1961.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

2007 - Sam Perlozzo is fired as manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Coach Dave Trembley replaces him on an interim basis; he will later be confirmed as full-time manager.

On this day in world history...

1812 - The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.

1815 - At the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.

1873 - Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for a U.S. President.

1928 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales.

1942 - The U.S. Navy commissioned its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.

1983 - Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

Consider this your discussion space for all things Father’s Day should you choose, and Happy Father’s Day to all those to whom it applies!