I had a pretty frustrating hockey game last night but couldn't get through my cage to bite anyone. I'm not really sure I would have, anyway. This is the Coffee Companion, where we recap the local sports headlines from yesterday.

- The Orioles couldn’t complete a second straight ninth-inning comeback last night in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. T.J. McFarland saved the bullpen, but the team didn’t have the bench depth it needed to complete the comeback.

- Peter Schmuck feels like the team has defied explanation this year.

- It was a big day for Manny Machado, who unveiled his salsa line at the Pikesville Giant and learned that he’d have the appeal for his suspension for his wild weekend against Oakland.

- The Ravens’ second-year players were praised in camp, but Jeff Zrebiec believes they need to make a bigger leap than the 2012 draft class if the Ravens want to improve on last year’s 8-8 record.

- Suspended Dunbar football coach Lawrence Smith doesn’t want his team to boycott in response to his discipline.

- Baltimore native C.J. Fair hopes to hear his name called in Thursday night's NBA draft.

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