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Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles were up late winning

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If you stayed up late to watch the game, the Orioles rewarded you with a rare road win.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Thursday, Camden Chatters!

Did you stay up late to finish last night’s game between the Orioles and the Nationals? A lengthy rain delay ensured that it went on into the wee hours, but in the end they won! On the road! That brings their road record to 10-28.

I wasn’t awake for the end of the game, but Alex Church was. He has the details for you in his game recap. He stayed up so that you wouldn’t have to.

Tonight the Orioles and Nationals finish their three game series and before you go dreaming of a series win on the road, let me inform you that Max Scherzer is pitching for the Nationals.

Links

The Bird is the Word: Orioles Magic from the Archives | Facebook
If you’re looking for a fun Orioles-related event (there aren’t many these days), check this out. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) and Peabody Heights Brewery are hosting an event where you can enjoy some beer(s) while watching highlights of the Orioles from the 1960s through until the construction of Camden Yards in the 1990s. The event is tomorrow evening at the Peabody Heights Brewery.

After rocky first inning in rehab debut, Orioles’ Chris Tillman has ‘a lot of work to do still’ - Baltimore Sun
Remember Chris Tillman? He is rehabbing at Aberdeen and walked two and threw two wild pitches in a 35-pitch first inning. How much longer do the Orioles keep up the charade that they’ll ever let him step onto the field at Camden Yards again?

Orioles bullpen provides boost in rain-delayed victory - School of Roch
I like when Roch just lists quotes by Buck Showalter instead of trying to work them into any kind of narrative.

Orioles Outfield Prospect Ryan McKenna Is Owning the Carolinas | FanGraphs Baseball
We talk about him a lot in our minor league recaps. It’s nice to see Ryan McKenna getting some press!

Zach Jarrett, a racer's son, picking up speed in baseball career | greensboro.com
Get to know Delmarva's Zach Jarrett.

The Manager’s Perspective: Buck Showalter on the Changing Game | FanGraphs Baseball
I know Buck has worn out his welcome with a lot of you, but I remain a fan.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have a number of Orioles birthday buddies, including Rick Sutcliffe. For you youngsters in the crowd, Sutcliffe pitched a complete game shutout in the first game to ever be held at Camden Yards. He pitched for the O’s in 1992 and 1993 and wasn’t very good for the Orioles in either of them. But we’ll always have the Camden Yards inaugural game. Sutcliffe turns 62 years old today.

Also celebrating today are 2006 relief pitcher Sendy Rleal, who turns 38; 2000 one-gamer Luis Rivera, who turns 40; and Eddie Lopat, who appeared in 10 games for the 1955 Birds. If Mr. Lopat were still alive today, he would be 100. He passed away in 1992.

I’ll leave you with this uplifting factoid. On this date in 2013, Chris Davis hit his major-league leading 27th home run of the season. So far this season he has four, which is 8th on the team. He is behind notable sluggers such as Danny Valencia and Joey Rickard. The current leader this season is Mike Trout with 23.