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Sunday afternoon Orioles game thread: at Yankees, 1:05

The Orioles will have to try to somehow salvage one game of their series against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon. Ubaldo Jimenez is pitching. Yeah.

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The way the Orioles have played the last week and a half, I hardly even want to look at them or think about them any more. I won’t have to look at them today, since I’ll be driving, though I’ll still listen on the radio because I have a problem. Maybe this game won’t be horrible, it probably will be, though.

There’s not anything new to say about these Orioles, is there? The rotation is still bad. The offense has disappeared this month. It’s brutal. They have only scored 41 runs in 15 games this month. That’s just pathetic! How does that even happen?

One way it happens is that high-priced sluggers Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo have contributed little, but it’s not the only explanation. If it wasn’t for fresh call-ups Chance Sisco and Austin Hays delivering a couple of late home runs in the Yankees series, the team’s September offensive performance would be even more pathetic.

There’s no reason to be hopeful for the playoffs any more. That hope died a while ago. There are 13 games still to play and their elimination number is nine. It’s over. But maybe Ubaldo Jimenez can surprise us with a good game and maybe the offense can make something happen against Sonny Gray. Stranger things have happened, right?

I’ve had to write this before a lineup is out. I trust, as I always do, that you are resourceful enough to figure out who’s playing without me.

One request for this comments section: If you want to talk about any of today’s football action, please go back into the Sunday Bird Droppings to do that, in order to let those who would rather just focus on the Orioles have a comment space that’s mostly just Orioles talk. Thank you.