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Monday Bird Droppings: Bundyball and its discontents

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Dylan Bundy's first MLB start could have gone better. Also in today's news, a strange prescription for a former Oriole, the importance of Kevin Gausman, and discussing a 154 game schedule.

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Dylan Bundy's first major league start left a little to be desired, but it wasn't all bad, right? Right? Important thing is, the Orioles still won the series and still have three more games this road trip against a divisional bottom feeder before heading home to face the Cleveland Indians.

Orioles' Dylan Bundy makes first career start | orioles.com Perhaps you heard...

Despite the numbers, Dylan Bundy showed some promise Sunday - Carroll County Times Those pesky numbers...but, seriously, folks.

Camden Depot: An Alternative Starting Pitching Solution Sort of a counterpoint to the Wieters article from Friday.

Key names to know in MLB's second half. | Sports on Earth
A lot's riding on the continued development of Kevin Gausman.

MLB Could Reduce Regular Season Schedule As Part Of New CBA - TKB
Could the 154 game schedule make a return?

Jason Hammel was prescribed potato chips by his doctor. Really. – HardballTalk
Radical

On this day in 1959, Hoyt Wilhelm tossed a two hitter, but the Orioles lost 2-0 anyways as catcher Joe Ginsburg allowed four passed balls in his effort to handle the crafty veteran's knuckleball. Chris Tillman retired 23 straight batters and combined with Zach Britton on a one hitter on July 18, 2015.

It's the birthday of Rudy May. Not Orioles related, but Razor Shines and Butch Edge were both born on July 18, 1956. Edge was drafted by the Blue Jays, Shines by the Montreal Expos. Cosmic.