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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where it’s Mother’s Day in Birdland

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Bundy has some trouble with the fastball, Núñez has some troubles at the plate, and more in today’s Bird Droppings.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! And Happy Mother’s Day to the mothers out there. It’s a dreary day in most of Maryland but hopefully you can have a lovely day celebrating.

Yesterday in Baltimore was also dreary, both weather wise and baseball wise. The Orioles couldn’t capitalize their opportunities against Matt Harvey, and both the pitching and the defense served up some shenanigans that led to a 6-2 loss. If you want to relive the fun, check out Andrea’s recap of the game.

If the weather report holds up, today’s game might be a wash. The Angels don’t return to Baltimore this year so they might hold out for awhile trying to get it in, though. If they do play, the starting pitcher for the O’s will be John Means.

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Dylan Bundy has lowest career fastball velocity in loss to Angels - Baltimore Sun
Well, that’s not what you want to hear.

Núñez held out of lineup while slump continues - School of Roch
Renato Núñez has been having some tough times at the plate lately. Will his bat return?

The Baltimore Orioles are terrible, but they are starting a successful rebuild - Beyond the Box Score
Another feel good story about how the Orioles will one day be good again. The sooner the better, in my opinion.

Ranking MLB Managers, 1-30: The Youth Movement Is On - The Big Lead
I know the doesn't have much of a track record, but it still seems rude to rank Brandon Hyde 30th.

The real MVPs: Players pay tribute to their moms
MLB stars, they're just like us! They love their moms! The Orioles rep in this story is Branden Kline.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies. Evan Meek, who appeared in 23 games for the 2014 Orioles, turns 36 today. Kevin Bass, who ended a 14 season career with one year with the Orioles in 1995, turns 60 years old today. And back up catcher Joe Nolan, who spent 1982-85 with the Orioles, turns 68.