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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where we’re hoping for a series win

So far the weekend has gone a little better than expected.

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! Have you had a nice weekend? Despite their loss yesterday, the Orioles are having a better weekend than I expected, that’s for sure. They have won two out of three so far against the Yankees with a chance to get a series win today. Not bad.

I know it’s only been two starts, but I’m ready to put this Chris Tillman experiment to bed. I know he’ll get a longer leash than I prefer due to his history with the team, but as far as I’m concerned he has got to go. I reserve the right to change my mind based on the way Mike Wright pitches today.

On anniversary of trade to Orioles, Miguel Castro reflects on year that made him bullpen fixture - Baltimore Sun
I like Miguel Castro.

Orioles' offensive approach challenged early as AL's top teams offer fewer fastballs than ever - Baltimore Sun
There are less fastballs being thrown overall, and even fewer to the Orioles. Adapt or die!

Bigger implications for Mike Wright's next start - Call to the Pen
With the arrival of Alex Cobb looming, Mike Wright needs to turn in a good performance if he wants to stay on the team.

Colby Rasmus of Baltimore Orioles on 10-day disabled list with sore hip - ESPN
In case you missed the news. I'm also ready to be done with Colby Rasmus.

Pitching falls short for Orioles in 8-3 loss - School of Roch
The not so unexpected news in this post is that the Orioles might make another roster change before today's game.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have five birthday buddies! The first is Charlie Maxwell, who turns 91 years old today! Mr. Maxwell played in 1133 major league games and just four of them were with the Orioles in 1955. It’s also the birthday of Dick Luebke, whose entire major league experience was made up of 10 games out of the bullpen for the 1962 Orioles.

It’s also the birthday of two dark days pitchers. Brian Burres was with the Orioles from 2006 as a long man/spot starter. And it’s the 39th birthday of Jeremy Guthrie, who spent five years with the Orioles before being traded away ahead of the 2012 season.

Your final birthday buddy was last year’s trade target, Jeremy Hellickson.