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Is Caleb Joseph Playing Gold Glove Caliber Defense | Baltimore Sports Report
Joseph's stats are pretty good, turns out.

School of Roch: Showalter on Pearce, Davis and a 9-1 victory
Your Buck quotes for last night's game.

Steve Melewski: Pearce updates his abdominal issue, with Gardenhire's postgame reaction
Steve Pearce sounds optimistic about his strained ab. Hopefully the MRI confirms that it's not serious.

Five things we learned Friday - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
This ESPN blog says that the Orioles pitching staff has been "largely mediocre this season." They give up 3.75 runs per game, which is third in the American League to the Mariners and A's.

A year later, Henry Urrutia's prospects are much different | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Haven't heard much about Urrutia this year. Hopefully now that his sports hernia is behind him he can get back on track.

How Would a Potential Orioles Playoff Rotation Line Up? | Press Box
Chris Tillman and Wei-Yin Chen are locks, but who would be the other two?

Diamondbacks' Nolan Reimold can certainly hit, when healthy |
David Hernandez is happy to have a reunion with Nolan Reimold in Arizona. I kind of forgot David Hernandez existed.

Mike Wright has no-hit bid spoiled by Tampa Bay Rays prospect Mikie Mahtook again for Norfolk Tides |
For the second time in eight days, Mike Wright had his no-hitter broken up Mikie Mahtook, allowing a one-out single in the seventh Friday as Norfolk fell to Durham, 1-0, in 11 innings.

Today is the birthday of former Oriole Kris Foster, who pitched in seven games for the Orioles in 2001. I have no recollection of him.

On this day in 1996, Eddie Murray hit his 499th career home run.