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Two game losing streaks are the worst. Let's not do that again. The good news is that the Yankees, Rays, and Blue Jays all lost, so despite this mini-slump, the Orioles remain in first place.

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Good morning, Camden Chatters! My apologies for Bird Droppings being up a bit later than normal for a weekday. I readily admit to the fact that, this being only my second week having this responsibility, I totally forgot. You'll forgive me, right?

Who will be the 1000th Player in Orioles history? | Press Box Online
Paul Folkemer looks at the possibilities for which O's minor could have the distinction of becoming the 1000th Oriole in history.

Matt Wieters, Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Davis comment after O's loss to Texas | MASN
"I feel bad we couldn't win this game because I didn't do my job. I know we will come back tomorrow and win a ballgame." Aw, MiGo. We still love you.

Astros' outfielder L.J. Hoes may be returning to Baltimore | Baseball Essential
The Orioles do like reuniting with former farm hands...

Schoop likely headed to Frederick for more rehab | orioles.com
Jonathan Schoop's rehab period ends Friday, but Buck says they might option him to get him some more time in the minors. This is disappointing to me. Are they doing this because Schoop really isn't ready, or are they just not ready to make a decision on their billion outfielders/DH types?

Hunter Harvey continues Florida workouts, hopes to pitch in August | Hickory Daily Record : Sports
I hope that Harvey can be healthy and pitching by the end of this season. We need some good news from one pitching prospect, at least.

Steve Davis: Sign Up Manny | CBS Baltimore
You may not have noticed this, but Manny Machado is really, really good at baseball. Steve Davis makes a pitch for extending him before it's too late.

If today is your birthday, you share it with two very likable former Orioles: Nelson Cruz and Jamie Walker. In Orioles history, it was on this day that pitcher George Zuverink and catcher Frank Zupo made the first all Z battery in baseball history!