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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are looking for a road series win

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Tanner Scott put on a show, Zach Britton will be back soon, and Mark Trumbo is doing OK.

Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! How are you enjoying your long weekend? The Orioles didn’t have a great day yesterday, losing to the Rays by a 5-1 score. If you missed the details, Joe Wedra’s recap has them. Today they will be going for a series win with Kevin Gausman on the mound. That guy can be pretty good!

If the Orioles do win today, they will go 5-6 on the road trip, which is actually pretty amazing. That sounds kind of pathetic in the big picture, but here we are.

Links

Zach Britton of Baltimore Orioles set for rehab assignment - ESPN.com
It won't save the season, but it will be nice to have him back. He'll be pitching at Norfolk starting on Wednesday.

Orioles reliever Tanner Scott's growth on display with bases-loaded rescue against Rays - Baltimore Sun
If you missed yesterday's game you didn't miss much, but Tanner Scott striking out the side with the bases loaded was pretty exciting.

Jeremy Hellickson not set back by blister | MLB.com
You guys remember Jeremy Hellickson, right? He'll be pitching for the Nationals against the Orioles on Tuesday. I don't expect it will go well, because that's how things go for the Orioles.

Orioles' Mark Trumbo: Out of lineup, expects to avoid DL - CBSSports.com
Trumbo is day-to-day rather than headed to the DL as expected.

Viviano's unforgettable swing and message at Ripken's Baseball Experience - BaltimoreBaseball.com
In which Mark Viviano recounts two at bats against Cal Ripken.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You are celebrating with former Oriole Miguel Gonzalez, who turns 34 years old today. Our old friend and mariachi singer had a rough start to the 2018 season with the White Sox and has recently gone onto the 60-day DL with rotator cuff inflamation. Get well soon, Miguel!

On this day in 1960, catcher Clint Courtney used a glove 50% bigger than usual to watch knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm and had great success. Sadly the giant glove was later banned. It was a really big glove.