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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where we’re recovering from Cashner’s first start

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So, last night wasn’t pretty. But it’s only one game. Keep that chin up!

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Easter to all of you Easter celebrating Camden Chatters. I hope no matter what you’re doing, you get to enjoy the beautiful weather today. Is anyone going to kids’ opening day?

Last night was Andrew Cashner’s team debut and let’s just say it did not go as planned. In fact, a lot of last night didn’t go as planned as the team nearly got no-hit by Kyle Gibson of all people. You can check out the grisly details in Joe Wedra’s game recap.

But today is another day and I am hoping that it kicks off a season of domination by Kevin Gausman. I believe he has it in him.

Let’s hit the links.

Andrew Cashner on his tough O's debut and other clubhouse quotes - Steve Melewski
Cashner says, "My sinker was kind of flat." But we were promised the he found his sinker!

If Andrew Cashner's Slider Is Back, Expect More Strikeouts - Camden Depot
This was written before last night's game. He did strike out five, so...that's something?

Orioles' Rule 5 relievers Cortes and Araujo hold their own in major league debuts - Baltimore Sun
I thought Pedro Araujo looked especially good.

Remembering 1983: A weekly look at the Orioles' third world championship for April 1-7 - Baltimore Sun
A weekly series remembering the last team to go to the World Series.

Orioles are helpless and nearly held hitless in loss to Twins - The Washington Post
Helpless is a great word for it.

Q&A with Gausman as he enters first 2018 start - BaltimoreBaseball.com
High hopes for Gausman this season!

Wright to start Tuesday; Cobb won't start for O's until at least April 14 - BaltimoreBaseball.com
If you're going to miss one game this week, make it Tuesday when Mike Wright starts against the Astros.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthday buddies. Rich Amaral, utility player from 1999-2000, turns 56 today. And Mike Kinnunen, relief pitcher for the 1986-87 Birds, turns the big 6-0.