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The Orioles will try to salvage some of this weekend series with Dylan Bundy on the mound.

Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. Have you had a good weekend? Hopefully yours is doing better than the Orioles, who have spent the last two days getting embarrassed by the Red Sox. The good news is that today they have Dylan Bundy pitching, so they might have a chance. The bad news is that Chris Sale is starting for the Red Sox, who has given up two runs in three starts this season.

I thought yesterday might be different with the arrival of Alex Cobb, but he clearly was not ready for major league action. If you missed it, you can check out Mark’s recap here.

Even if the Orioles had been winning, I would still be annoyed this series. Three day games in one series? Including one at 11 a.m. tomorrow? Way to be the most annoying team ever, Red Sox.

Today is the day when all major leaguers honor Jackie Robinson, so every player will wear number 42 in his honor.

Links:

Alex Cobb says he didn't feel ready for Red Sox lineup, has ugly Orioles debut in 10-3 loss - Baltimore Sun
I think that's clear. The Orioles probably shouldn't have waited so long to sign him.

Chris Tillman's Time With Orioles Is Coming to an End - Baltimore Wire
There are several articles out there with this same basic title. It seems inevitable, but will the Orioles take action?

Latest on Schoop and wrapping up 10-3 loss - School of Roch
They say it's a grade 1 strain for Schoop, which is good news. But he's still down, which is sad. Much like the current state of the Orioles.

Richard Bleier Is The Orioles' Other Groundball-Generating Machine - Camden Depot
How does Richard Bleier do it? And can it last?

Albert Belle’s Charges Dismissed in Indecent Exposure Case - Brinkwire
Good for him, I guess.

Former major leaguer Erik Bédard enjoying retired life in Cumberland | Ottawa Sun
Catch up with an old friend.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthdays. Current starting pitcher Chris Tillman turns 30 years old today. I have to imagine he’s had better birthdays. It’s also the 36th birthday of Michael Aubrey, who appeared in 31 games for the 2009 team.

On this day in 1954 the Orioles played their first game at Memorial Stadium in front of 46,354. They beat the White Sox 3-1.

In 1987 they Orioles were on the losing end of the first no hitter in Brewers history, thrown by Juan Nievers.

In 2000, Cal Ripken got his 3,000th career hit in his 2,800th game.