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Thursday Bird Droppings: Where we’re trying not to worry about Dylan Bundy

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The Orioles suffered another hard loss last night, so we’re talking about Bundy, possible trade chips, and more.

Baltimore Orioles v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Welp, Camden Chatters. Things have been looking bad for awhile but it somehow seems even worse when Dylan Bundy is the one messing up. Last night was his second straight poor start and while plenty of good pitchers can have back-to-back clunkers, I can’t help but get worried.

If you missed last night’s game, and let’s face it you probably did, you can read Harrison’s recap of how the Orioles lost 10-7. Tonight they send Chris Tillman to the mound to try and avoid the sweep and their ninth straight road loss. Maybe Tillman can pitch as well against the Angels as he did in his last start against the Tigers?

Let’s hit the links.

Dylan Bundy allows three homers as Angels beat O's (quotes added) - Steve Melewski
Showalter, Bundy, and Davis quotes on last night's game. Davis's quote starts with the following narration from Melewski: "Davis on why the O's didn't get their offense going until the ninth the past two nights." That means someone asked him that question, mostly likely. Not surprisingly, Davis said I don't know.

Orioles reliever Brad Brach's struggles come in two-strike approach - Baltimore Sun
He lacks the put away pitch, they say.

Orioles prospect Michael Baumann rides 'bread and butter' fastball for Delmarva - Baltimore Sun
The Shorebirds' rotation is getting some attention this year, and Baumann is one reason why.

After scary collision, Chance Sisco is ready to play - Steve Melewski
Caleb Joseph started last night's game, but it's good to hear that Sisco is doing well.

Ranking The Top Orioles Trade Chips - Camden Depot
I know that changes need to be made but reading this list made me pretty sad.

Cal Ripken Jr. talks replacing Dolly Parton in Pigeon Forge parade - Knox News
When you see a headline like that, is there really any choice other than to put it in Bird Droppings?

Manny Machado says he’s focused on Orioles, not Dodgers | heraldcourier.com
It seems like everyone except Manny is talking about a Manny trade to the Dodgers.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three obscure Orioles birthday buddies, all relief pitchers. Bob McCrory appeared in 15 games for the Orioles in 2008-09, giving up 25 earned runs in just 13.2 innings. Ouch. He turns 36 today.

Pitcher Gabe Molina, who turns 43 today, appeared in 29 games for the O’s from 1999-2000.

And finally, Tony Arnold turns 59 years old today. Arnold appeared in 38 games with the 1986-87 team.

On this day in 1992, 25-year-old Gregg Olson became the youngest pitcher in major league history to record 100 saves. He was on the radio broadcasts with Joe Angel last weekend and was quite enjoyable in my humble opinion.

In 1999, the Cuban team played the Orioles at Camden Yards and won, 12-6.