Guest post by Daniel Clark from Pen & Paper Sports. You can follow Daniel on Twitter @DJC_Sports.
Here is the latest news from the Baltimore Orioles and their MiLB affiliates:
The Orioles, 50-42, require 43 wins from their remaining 70 games in 2013 to equal their 93 wins from last season. Playing .614 baseball is achievable, however in a strong AL East it will require some improved pitching.
Chris Davis is in the middle of a skid, having gone hit less in his last 17 at bats. During this period, he has also struck out 9 times.
Chris Dickerson has a strained left shoulder which occurred during batting practice on Wednesday night. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Friday should his condition not improve.
Buck Showalter is considering sending Wei-Yin Chen back down to the minors to pitch and stay on normal rotation during the All-Star Break.
Manny Machado has now had 126 safe hits in 2013 and at this rate, is on track to have 222 for the season.
Henry Urrutia, who hit a sensational .365 in 52 games at AA Bowie has continued his hot form with AAA Norfolk. Through 13 games, he’s hitting .365 and on Wednesday night, went 5-5.
Alex Liddi, who recently joined the Orioles from the Seattle Mariners, has gotten off to a great start with AAA Norfolk. Through 3 games he is hitting .455 with 1 HR and 5 RBI.