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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are going for the sweep

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In this edition of Bird Droppings: Raffy on his comeback, examining where things went wrong, and more.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Birdland! Did you hear the news? The Orioles have won two in a row, securing a series win against the first-place Atlanta Braves. They could win to today to get the sweep and start a winning streak! It has been done before.

If you missed yesterday’s game, it was another game where the Orioles were in control early and then the bullpen came in. Luckily, the seven runs they got early held up. You can get all of the details and vote in the Most Birdland Player poll in my game recap from yesterday.

Links

Trumbo, Davis power Orioles to 7-5 win (with quotes) - School of Roch
Chris Davis is really happy, y’all. I hope we all have reason to continue to be happy for him.

How did this happen? Orioles players examine why this season spun out of control - Baltimore Sun
I find myself asking how did this happen all the time about the 2018 Orioles.

Why not Manny Machado at third and 4 other things we learned about the Cleveland Indians on Saturday | cleveland.com
This Cleveland Indians writer thinks Manny Machado would be a good fit for the team, which is in first place in the AL Central. He suggests putting Manny and third and moving Jose Ramirez to second.

Edwin Jackson to Join Record-Tying 13th MLB Team with Athletics Call-Up | Bleacher Report
Edwin Jackson update! The former Orioles has been called up with the A's, his 13th major league team. That times him with Octavio Dotel for most teams all time.

Rafael Palmeiro back in baseball with Cleburne Railroaders | The Kansas City Star
Catching up with Raffy. It's kind of ridiculous that he's playing independent ball at age 53, but also kind of neat. Of course, the idea he seems to have about coming back to the majors is kind of delusional.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your lone Orioles birthday buddy is Doug Jones. Jones, who always seemed kind of grumpy, appeared in 52 games out of the bullpen for the 1995 Orioles despite putting up a 5.01 ERA. Of course, in 1995 a 5.01 ERA worked out to an ERA+ of 96. Sheesh. Jones played for seven teams in his 16-year career, and turns 61 years old today.