If I had to provide a caption for the photo of George Sherrill and Jay Payton embracing after last night's win, I'd go with, "Hey Jay, flip the bill of your cap or I'm gonna load the bases EVERY night."
Sherrill is Don Stanhouse. We need to accept it. He's not going to give his manager a clean ninth inning. That's no fun. And if he needs to load the bases with no outs to get your attention, so be it.
He's driving his teammates crazy, but it's the end result that counts. I'd just like to see him keep that pitch count down and save his arm.
I tabbed Sherrill as the Orioles' lone All-Star representative a while back. I know a lot of people are wondering if Brian Roberts could sneak in there.
Does this team get more than one rep?
The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec says a roster move is coming, probably after the Chicago series. Manager Dave Trembley wants to add another shortstop - apparently, he also doesn't see Oscar Salazar as a viable backup at shortstop.
Brandon Fahey could be on his way back. He's hitting .279 at Triple-A Norfolk after last night's game-tying RBI double in the seventh inning.
Mike Costanzo went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs last night. Too bad he doesn't play short.
The Orioles must decide whether to send down Salazar or reliever Ryan Bukvich. Do they go with a three-man bench or four?
Another scoreless inning for Fernando Cabrera last night. His ERA is down to 0.69.
Double-A Bowie's Jason Berken tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout last night in Game 1 of a doubleheader with Akron. Luis Montanez had five hits in the two games.
Brad Bergesen (7-2, 2.11 ERA) starts tonight for Bowie.
I'm driving back from Ocean Pines this morning so I can co-host The Anita Marks Show and do the Inside Pitch segment on O's Xtra. Aubrey Huff is scheduled to call into Marks' show.