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I'm not ready to talk about last night yet.

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Orioles put Gonzalez on DL, Gausman starts Saturday | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
In case you missed the news, Miguel Gonzalez is on the disabled list and Kevin Gausman will start today. The Orioles called up Tim Berry yesterday and he will presumably be sent back down today when Goose is activated. I was hoping he'd get to pitch yesterday.

Jim Johnson not looking for sympathy - SFGate
Well, I've been feeling bad for him all year.

Orioles Run Themselves Into Loss Against Athletics | Press Box
Another look at last night's game. Buck Showalter backs up everything everyone does (at least publicly).

School of Roch: Cruz on attempted steal of home, Hardy on error, Machado on reaction to tag
Quotes to bring back last night's ridiculousness, including this one by Josh Donaldson on Cruz trying to steal home: "They had one of their best hitters at the plate. I'm glad he (ran)."

Greatest Seasons in O’s History: Relief Pitcher/Closer | Eutaw Street Report
I thought this series was over, but I didn't consider relief pitchers. How silly of me.

Camden Depot: Some More Looks at Suk-Min Yoon
Observations from Norfolk on Suk-Min Yoon.

Happy birthday to former Orioles Heathcliff Slocumb, Chris Richard, and Roger Nelson!

On this day in 1998, Eddie Murray's #33 was retired by the Orioles.