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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are about to be swept

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The Orioles lost again last night. They will probably lose again today.

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. Thank you for checking in with us on a weekend!

The Orioles lost again last night, I’m sure you’re shocked to discover that news. Yefry Ramirez pitched well but still took the loss as the Orioles couldn’t score even a single run. Mark Brown has all the details for you in last night’s recap.

The Orioles send David Hess to the mound today to try and avoid a sweep at the hands of the White Sox. I’m sure you’ll all be watching.

I wish had more links for you all, but you might find it shocking to hear that on a Sunday in September there aren’t many stories written about a team with 106 losses.

Links

Cashner not likely to make next start, Means could still be added - Steve Melewski
With pitchers dropping like flies and two weeks of baseball still to play, we might get to see John Means make his major league debut. Of course he hasn't pitched in a game in at least two weeks, so what could go wrong?

Brooks says there's reason for optimism with Orioles - BaltimoreBaseball.com
Brooks Robinson is the greatest and I wish I could have his positive attitude.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies:

  • Paul Shuey pitching in relief in 25 games for the Orioles in 2007 at the very end of an 11-year major league career. He turns 48 years old today.
  • Mark Parent was a backup catcher who appeared in 57 games for the Orioles in 1992, 1993, and 1996. He turns 57 today.
  • Fan favorite Mickey Tettleton, a catcher who played for the Orioles from 1988-1990 before being traded to the Tigers, turns 58 today.
  • And finally, it’s the birthday of Hall of Famer Tim Raines. Raines appeared in four games for the Orioles in October 2001 solely because he wanted to play with his son, Tim Raines Jr. Raines turns 59 today.

On this day in 1985, the Orioles hit six home runs in a 14-7 win over the Tigers. Three of those home runs were back-to-back-to-back by Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, and Fred Lynn.

In 2012, the Orioles won their 82nd game, securing their first winning season record since 1997. That was a good year.

In 2014, the Orioles clinched the A.L. East for the first time since 1997. That was also a good year.