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I've been a little preoccupied with the NFL draft and some other obligations today, so I'm just getting up to speed on the Orioles. Can't say I'm surprised at the roster move today, since Justin Turner had not provided an offensive spark and Miguel Tejada's return made an extra utility infielder unnecessary.

Rhyne Hughes deserved the call up. He made a real nice impression on the coaching staff during spring training and he was swinging the bat well at Triple-A Norfolk. He's still swinging the bat well, as evidenced by his RBI single in his first major league at-bat tonight and a second hit in the game.

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Now, if Brian Matusz can just hang onto this slim lead. The Orioles have scored first a lot this season, but they have a bad habit of just scoring in one early inning and then waiting around until their opponent whittles the small lead away and wins at the end.

If the O's don't score some runs, I suspect it will happen again, but I'm trying real hard not to be fatalistic, no matter how logical that might seem.

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