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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are really just so bad

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The Orioles lost big last night. Really big.

MLB: Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. Uh, how about that game last night? Giving up 23 runs isn’t something you see every day, for sure. If you were getting 30-3 flashbacks while watching, you weren’t alone. Shout out to Tom Eshelman, the only Oriole pitcher to not give up a run last night.

Harrison Jozwiak had the poor fortune to be the CC writer assigned to this game. He toughed it out and produced a recap much better than the game itself. Check it out.

Links

This, that and the other - School of Roch
Roch's SEO-unfriendly headline aside, there's good stuff in here about the bluntness of manager Brandon Hyde.

Stevie Wilkerson returns to mound in Orioles’ 23-2 loss to Astros, their worst defeat since infamous 30-3 game - Baltimore Sun
Even Dr. Poo Poo couldn't bring any joy to this game.

From worst to almost first, 1989 Orioles are celebrated - BaltimoreBaseball.com
I know the 1989 team is beloved and defied expectations, but in a vacuum it does seem kind of odd to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a team that came in 2nd.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies, but it’s not a very distinguished list. The longest tenured Oriole on the list is Kurt Birkins, a relief pitcher who appeared in 54 games from 2006-07. Today Birkins celebrates his 39th birthday.

It’s also the 61st birthday of pitcher Dorn Taylor and the 54th birthday of John Mitchell, both of whom pitched in relief for the 1990 Birds. Taylor got into four games; Mitchell into 24.

Finally, it’s the 33rd birthday of Colby Rasmus, who quit baseball twice.

On this day in 1991, Wilson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter against the Orioles in his second major league game.