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Friday Bird Droppings: Still playing the AL West edition

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After an off day, the Orioles are back in action against an AL West team - just back at home this time. In today's links, the ugliest Chris Davis strikeouts, some memories from 1992, and more.

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The Angels currently hold the second wild card spot and come to Baltimore this weekend for a three game series. Can the Orioles take care of business at home when they couldn't on the road? Does it matter? Playoff talk be damned, the Orioles continue to do Orioles things. They'll carry Rule 5 guy Anthony Santander for the next couple weeks until rosters expand.

Baltimore Orioles: Missed Opportunity Punctuates Trip Full of Them
You COULD say a good team should win some more of those games...

Chris Davis Has Taken Eight Third Strikes Down the Middle | FanGraphs Baseball
Ohhh...these are some doozies, folks.

Former Orioles Pitcher Ben McDonald Reminisces About 1992 Orioles " CBS Baltimore
The O's are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Camden Yards this weekend.

Summer Top-100 Prospects | FanGraphs Baseball
Sisco makes the list, a few others merit mention.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Baltimore Orioles' Prospect Yefry Ramirez
Quite the scoop. Ramires DOES seem like he's got a good head on his shoulders, though.

There's a good reason to watch every MLB team down the stretch. | Sports on Earth
You know where he's going here, right?

On this day in 1965, Brooks Robinson tied Geroge Sisler by hitting into his third career triple play. He would later break that record. The Orioles traded Elrod Hendricks to the Cubs for Tommy Davis on this day in 1972. Davis would become the club's first regular DH the following season. Hendricks, of course, would later return to Baltimore. Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each homered twice as the Orioles beat the Astros 13-5 on this day in 2016.

Josh Rupe, who pitched five not so lovely games for the 2011 Orioles turns 35 today. It's also the birthday of former coach Mike Ferraro. Early O Bob Kennedy was born on this day in 1920. His son Terry caught for the O's in some of the darkest of the Dark Days.