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Monday Bird Droppings: As the Orioles rotation turns

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Is Vance Worley AN answer at the back of the rotation? Will we see Tom Gorzelanny in black and orange? Is Dave Wallace a wizard?

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One could be forgiven if they saw bad things in store prior to the Cleveland series. The Orioles had just lost three of four to the sorry, no account Yankees and their slumping offense would be facing off against one of the better pitching staffs in the league this season. It turns out, there was nothing to worry about.

Great performances from the O's much maligned rotation backed up by the solid relief and timely home runs we've come to know and love swept away the Tribe and left the Birds with the best record in the American League. Not too bad, indeed.

Vance Worley goes 7 innings in strong start | orioles.com
The Vanimal aka the Worleybird delivered an unexpectedly awesome performance.

Who needs more starting pitching? Suddenly, these Orioles seem to have staff figured out - Capital Gazette [whistles past graveyard]

Chris Tillman's 2016 Season: Not MVO, but MIO - Baltimore Sports and Life Of course...the season ain't done yet.

Camden Depot: Should Brach Have Been An All-Star? The good people at the Depot dig a little deeper into the numbers on Brad Brach.

Orioles Sign LHP Gorzelanny, Send Him to Triple-A Norfolk - TKB
...and the Orioles, lovers of funky arm slots, let Craig Breslow slip away.

On this day in 1999, Albert Belle played the role of one man wrecking crew versus the Angels as he crushed three homers and drove in six during an 8-7 victory.

It's the birthday of Jose "J.J." Bautista (the pitcher), Mickey Scott and Doug Drabek.