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Mike Wright made the correct impression on Orioles

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Mike Wright made the correct impression on Orioles

One of the most pleasant surprises of a disappointing first third of the Orioles season is Mike Wright. Originally brought up to fill a temporary hole in the bullpen, Wright ended up starting four times for the Orioles, and he’ll be back.

Wright was sent down on Friday in a move that was overlooked with all the other tumult on the team’s roster. With Brian Matusz going away for eight games, the team wanted another left-hander for the bullpen, and Cesar Cabral’s contract was purchased.

Bud Norris was getting ready to return from four weeks of inactivity for a Sunday start, and manager Buck Showalter wanted to keep Wright pitching regularly.

He goes back to Norfolk with the knowledge that he can pitch in the big leagues. In his first two starts, he allowed seven hits in 14 1/3 innings. In his third, Wright got the win after giving up three runs and six hits in five innings.

Last Tuesday’s start was forgettable. Wright gave up five runs on eight hits in five innings against Houston.

Sooner or later, perhaps very soon, Wright will be back. He has shown himself as an option for starting, and certainly could be in the rotation in 2016, and maybe even before.

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

The Orioles earned a Beltway Series split with a 9-2 win over the Nationals Wednesday night. Here's the latest Orioles news. 

Player Updates:

Trey Mancini launched two home runs, drove in three runs, and scored three more in the victory. The 27-year-old now has 19 homers on the season. 

LF Anthony Santander and 3B Rio Ruiz chipped in with two RBI apiece, the O's scoring eight unanswered runs off the Nats bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings. 

Gabriel Ynoa earned his first win of the season after pitching 4.1 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen, Mychal Givens picking up his eighth save. Starter Aaron Brooks went just 2.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks. 

Injuries:

SP Dylan Bundy: Knee, 10-day Injured List

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 10-day Injured List

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-day Injured List

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-day Injured List

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-day Injured List

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-day Injured List

Coming Up:

Friday 7/19: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Saturday 7/20: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Sunday 7/21: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 1:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Source: Rotoworld

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We can’t stop staring at these Bowie Baysox commemorative moon landing jerseys

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We can’t stop staring at these Bowie Baysox commemorative moon landing jerseys

One of the coolest things about Minor League Baseball is the creativity that comes with it.

The stadiums. The ice cream deals. The interesting mascots. And most importantly, the uniforms.

The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, released special uniforms they will be wearing on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

And, oh wow, are they something. Take a look.

On the front of the uniform, you can see the image of where lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the lunar surface of the moon. On the back, a satellite view of the moon is pictured, with the player's number on top of it. Both the number and the cursive "Baysox" on the front are filled in with the American flag.

If you're looking for some to do on Saturday, go support the Baysox and their Moon Landing uniforms. If only there was a jersey giveaway.

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