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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where it’s J.J. Hardy’s birthday!

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The Orioles stink but they won yesterday!

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Hey there, Camden Chatters! Did you hear the news? The Orioles won yesterday! And not only that, but Alex Cobb pitched a complete game, his first since 2013. It’s fun to have some nice things in this miserable season. You can read all about it in Mark’s recap.

The Orioles will try to win their series with the first-place Indians this afternoon. Wouldn’t that be something? Yefry Ramirez will have to out pitch Mike Clevinger for the win.

Links

A few notes on Hess, Núñez, Hall and Thome - Steve Melewski
This is from before yesterday's game, but has a nice update on minor leaguer DL Hall among others.

Yonder Alonso tips his cap to Orioles starter Alex Cobb | FOX Sports
I do love a good hat tip! (video)

John Andreoli claimed off waivers by Baltimore | 1170 KPUG-AM
The outfielder was optioned to AAA Norfolk.

Updated rankings account for new faces in O's minors - BaltimoreBaseball.com
Dean Jones checks in on the minors.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have a lot of Orioles birthday buddies, the best being J.J. Hardy. Happy 36th birthday, J.J.! We miss your defense and your dreamy eyes!

It’s also the birthday of former Orioles Rocky Cherry, Lance Cormier, Luis DeLeon, Paul Mitchell, Jim Lehew, and Jim Finigan.

On this day in 1980, Steve Stone became a 20-game winner. He went on to win the Cy Young.

In 2001 the Orioles came back from a 6-1 deficit to beat the Red Sox 13-7 and Jeff Conine had five hits. Niner!

In 2016 the Orioles hit four home runs before making an out, which is a modern record. But then Wade Miley blew it and the Orioles lost anyway.