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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have a rookie on the mound

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In today’s Bird Droppings, some depressing writing about Tillman and Davis and good news about Alex Cobb.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! How is your weekend going so far? Any good plans before heading back to work tomorrow?

The Orioles suffered another loss last night against the Red Sox, which means they’re 1/14th of the way to breaking the record of most road losses in a row held by the 1988 and 2018 teams. You can check out the details of last night’s win in Paul Folkemer’s game recap.

Today the Orioles and Red Sox face off at 1:05 as the Orioles look for a split of the four-game road series. David Hess, who impressed in his major league debut last weekend, will take the mound against former O’s prospect Eduardo Rodriguez. After today the road trip theoretically gets easier as the Orioles will travel to Chicago and then Tampa Bay.

Links

Machado's been a monster at Fenway, but could Sunday mark his final game in Boston as an Oriole? - Baltimore Sun
The Orioles don't return to Boston until late September, so Manny Machado better not still be on the team.

Chris Tillman's Unfortunate, Historic Run - Camden Depot
Not the happiest of topics.

Is There Any MLB Player Hurting Their Team More Than Baltimore's Chris Davis? - Slackie Brown
More uplifting reading for your Sunday morning.

Baltimore Orioles Starting Pitcher Alex Cobb Returning to Form in May - Baltimore Wire
He's been better, but has he been really good? Depends on if you think the quality start is good or not.

Orioles' road woes return in 6-3 loss - School of Roch
We've got your Buck Showalter quotes right here.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies. Ramon Hernandez turns 42 today. Hernandez played for the Orioles from 2006-2008 and was traded to the Reds in the off season before 2009 to make way for Matt Wieters.

Turning 55 years old today is David Wells, who pitched for nine teams in his 21-year career. He’s best known for eight seasons with the Blue Jays and four with the Yankees, but he spent 1996 with your wild card capturing Orioles.

Finally, today is the 54th birthday of Gordon Dillard. Raise your hand if you remember ol’ Gordon. You there, with your hand up? You’re lying. Dillard appeared in two games for the 1988 Orioles.

On this day in 2014, Chris Davis hit three home runs in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Maybe he’ll do that again!