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

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Harvey’s been promoted, the Orioles need starters, and more in today’s Bird Droppings

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. It’s been a good weekend in Birdland! Back-to-back double digit wins against the Indians that also came with strong pitching performances. The Orioles are still a bad team but this weekend they haven’t looked like it.

Last night’s game featured seven shutout innings from Andrew Cashner and home runs from Anthony Santander, Chance Sisco, and Renato Núñez. You can get all of the fun details in Paul Folkemer’s game recap.

Prior to last night’s win, the Orioles had gone almost two months since they won back-to-back games and over two months since winning a series. Today they have the chance to do something they haven’t done this entire season: get a sweep. It won’t be easy, though with Gabriel Ynoa facing off against Shane Bieber. You might remember Bieber from earlier in the season when he struck out 15 Orioles as part of a complete game shutout.

Links

Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Working out of Triple-A bullpen - CBSSports.com
Hunter Harvey has been promoted to Norfolk's bullpen after three three-inning stints out of Bowie's bullpen without allowing a run. Might we see Harvey in Baltimore this year?

Sifting through more starter options - School of Roch
Every possible option for starters in this article is terrible.

Orioles' historic wins fueled by youth, as Chance Sisco, Anthony Santander give glimpses of future - Baltimore Sun
Do you think Sisco and Santander are part of the next good Orioles team? Or are they just the kind of players we might see?

Adley Rutschman’s Arrival Affects All The Catchers In The Orioles System - Birds Watcher
Basically, all those other catchers better watch their backs.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! I’m sorry to tell you that you have no Orioles birthday buddies. But you do share a birthday with Michael Phelps!

On this day in 2009, the Orioles completed the biggest comeback in team history against the Boston Red Sox. Down 10-1, they scored five runs in the seventh inning and five runs in the eighth inning to win the game.