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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the winning streak is over

David Hess had a great debut, Bundy is fixed, and Schoop has hit a lot of home runs for a second baseman.

MLB: Game One-Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Hello again, Camden Chatters. A happy Mother’s Day to the moms in the crowd.

The Orioles played two yesterday, winning the first and dropping the second to halt their winning streak at four. I’m going to stay optimistic though, and say that they’ve won four out of their last five which is pretty good indeed! I’ll take an .800 winning percentage any day of the week.

If you missed yesterday’s games, you have two recaps to catch you up. Mark Brown was the lucky one who got to recap David Hess’s first major league win, while Joe Wedra drew the short straw and had to write about their 10-3 loss.

For those of you who are watching the standings, either hoping against having the worst team in baseball or hoping for that sweet first draft pick, the Chicago White Sox remain one game worse then our boys in orange.


With a day's notice before David Hess' Orioles debut, wrangling the 'Hess clan' creates special moment - Baltimore Sun
There were 27 people who showed up for the rookie's major league debut. I'm glad they got to see something good.

MLB Rookie Profile: David Hess, RHP, Baltimore Orioles - Minor League Ball
John Sickels posted this before Hess made his MLB debut yesterday. Hess was the 26th man in the doubleheader so he's already back to the minors, but I'm guessing we'll see him again soon.

Orioles' Dylan Bundy feels he's found the fix to get out of the roughest run of his career - Baltimore Sun
This is certainly good news. We'll find out in a few hours if he’s right.

\How the Orioles became the most dysfunctional organization in baseball - Boston Globe
Nick Cafardo is jumping on the bandwagon to write about how the Orioles are imploding.

Mancini's leadoff home run, Schoop on tying Roberts - School of Roch
Jonathan Schoop and Brian Roberts are now tied for first place for homers by an Orioles second baseman. I hope by the end of today Schoop has sole possession.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have so many Orioles birthday buddies! The first is current Oriole, Mychal Givens, who turns 28 years old today. Givens celebrated yesterday by picking up his first career save.

It’s also the birthday of David Hernandez, who spent 2009-2010 with the Orioles and who is now in the Reds’ bullpen; Ryan Bukvich, who appeared in four games for the 2008 team; Lyle Mouton, who spent 18 games playing for the 1998 Orioles; and Juan Beniquez, who spent 17 years as a major leaguer but just one (1986) with the Orioles.