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Monday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are home again

DL Hall’s season is over, Chance Sisco had a bad day, and more in today’s Bird Droppings.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Happy Monday, Camden Chatters. Did you watch any baseball this weekend? Was it good? It was? Then you obviously weren’t watching the Orioles. They were swept by the Red Sox, which is bad enough. But they also blew a 6-0 lead yesterday and allowed the Red Sox to score 13 unanswered runs. I mean, I know they’re bad. But come on. Do they have to be THAT bad?

If you really want to, you can read all about yesterday’s loss in Paul Folkemer’s game recap.

Our beloved O’s are back home after their 0-7 road trip to face a team against whom they might be a bit more evenly matched: the Kansas City Royals. The Royals would be a last-place team if the Detroit Tigers didn’t exist. The Orioles are looking up at the Royals in the overall MLB standings, but don’t worry. Even if the Orioles manage to sweep the Royals (they won’t), they’ll still be two games worse than the Royals.


Hunter Harvey’s scoreless Orioles debut evokes thoughts of past and future - Baltimore Sun
A nice story about Hunter Harvey and his father, former major leaguer Bryan Harvey.

Impressive Season Comes To A Close For DL Hall - Birds Watcher
DL Hall has been shut down for the season due to a strained lat. Here is a rundown of his 2019 season.

Orioles' Chance Sisco Capped Off A Bad Inning With A Foul Tip To The <REDACTED> - Deadspin
The Orioles had a tough time in Boston yesterday. But Chance Sisco had it the worst.

Orioles fans create their own joy at Camden Yards - The Washington Post
I feel like a story with this headline could have been pretty good.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have so many Orioles birthday buddies! Seriously, just so many. But one of them stands above the rest and that is J.J. Hardy. The former Oriole turns 37 years old today. Hardy played shortstop for the O’s from 2011-2017, earning three gold gloves, a silver slugger, and making one all star appearance. He is also extremely handsome. Happy birthday, J.J.!

It’s also the birthday of Lance Cormier (39), who appeared in 45 games for the 2008 Orioles; Rocky Cherry (40), who pitched in 28 games for the 2007-08 team; Luis DeLeon (61), who played for the 1987 team; Paul Mitchell (70), who was on the 1975 team and not creating hair styling products to my knowledge; Jim Lehew, (b. 1937, d. 2016), whose entire major league career was eight games with the Orioles from 1961-62; and Jim Finigan (b. 1928, d. 1981), who finished a six-year MLB career in 1959 with the O’s.

On this day in 2016, the Orioles hit four home runs before making an out. Those homers came from Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Chris Davis, and Mark Trumbo. It was very exciting until Wade Miley blew the lead and the Orioles ended up losing to the Astros 15-8.