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Orioles stage mock presser for Chris Davis' dog Samson ahead of bobblehead night

Orioles stage mock presser for Chris Davis' dog Samson ahead of bobblehead night

BY KEVIN CONNELL (@_KevinConnell)

The Orioles are getting the word out ahead of time about their next giveaway.

In preparation for Crush Davis and Samson superhero bobblehead night on Aug. 20, the pair held a mock press conference Wednesday on the team’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to talk about being superheroes.

Davis, who actually is first baseman Chris Davis, has been known as a superhero after the Orioles released an action figure of the alter ego two years ago.

Samson, an English bulldog, is Davis’ dog and superhero sidekick.

The bobblehead depicts Crush as a Superman lookalike, with a cape around his neck and an Orioles “O” on his chest. Samson also wears a cape.

The first 20,000 fans age 15 and over at the game will receive the bobblehead. The Orioles host the Houston Astros at 7:05 p.m. on the night of the giveaway.

The Nationals also held a similar giveaway in June, when fans received a figurine of outfielder Jayson Werth and his Great Dane, Magnus.

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles top last season's win total with victory in Detroit

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles top last season's win total with victory in Detroit

The Orioles beat the Tigers 6-2 in the first of a four-game set in Detroit, a series that will likely determin who comes away with the top pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. 
Here are the latest news and notes.

Player Updates:

SP Aaron Brooks tossed 5.1 innings in Detroit, allowing two runs on seven hits and five walks. The starter struck failed to strike out a batter, and his ERA still sits above 6 on the season. 

OF DJ Stewart crushed his second home run of the season to increase the Orioles lead to 3-0. The former first-round pick is still hitting just .228 at the Major League level this season.

Injuries:

RP Josh Rogers, Elbow, 60-day IL, Out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, Back, 60-day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Saturday, 9/14: Orioles at Tigers, 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Sunday, 9/15: Orioles at Tigers, 1:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Monday, 9/16: Orioles at Tigers, 4:10 p.m., Comerica Park

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Orioles Roundup: Jonathan Villar's homer is on its way to Cooperstown

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Orioles Roundup: Jonathan Villar's homer is on its way to Cooperstown

The Orioles defeated the Dodgers in the second game of their three-game series. 

Here are the latest news and notes.

Player Updates:

2B Jonathan Villar will not get to keep his home run ball from Wednesday's win over the Dodgers as the score marked home run number 6,106 on the MLB season and set the league-wide record for most homers ever in a season.

Injuries:

RP Josh Rogers, Elbow, 60-day IL, Out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, Back, 60-day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Thursday, 9/12: Dodgers at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Friday, 9/13: Orioles at Tigers, 7:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Saturday, 9/14: Orioles at Tigers, 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park

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