Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

August 04, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Matusz tonight? I’ll say 5 innings, 4 earned runs, and a loss.

Sorry, Jarrod Washburn has always been tough for the Birds.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Tillman was ‘better’ in 2nd start

Luke Jones says Heap has ‘looked good’ in practice

Drew Forrester okay with Yankees winning if it helps Birds

Bob Haynie says Wigginton ‘should’ be starting at 3B

Glenn Clark says UFC bus trip highlight of non-baseball week

Patrick Staso says things have changed during Mason’s retirement

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Tillman, Birds gave away early 5-0 lead in loss to Tigers

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Matusz to make first career start tonight vs. Washburn, Tigers

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Mora, Trembley held closed-door meeting to ‘clear air’ after Sunday’s incident

Tigers Official Site’s Mike Scott says Clete Thomas’ walkoff blast finished Detroit’s comeback win over O’s

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Roberts’ leadoff homer part of 5 run 5th off Verlander in loss

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Wieters will catch Matusz tonight in debut

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Mora could be odd man out when Birds need roster spot for Matusz today

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Mora not ready to ask for release

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Zaun to catch Guthrie Wednesday

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd thinks Mora should ‘sit down and shut up’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Baez was impressive until giving up winning HR

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck not sure MacPhail would be willing to cut Mora and pay him

The AP says Luke Scott added 2 run double in loss

Washington Post’s Lacy Lusk says Matusz took ‘fast track’ to Baltimore

Detroit Free Press’s Shannon Shelton says Thomas’ homer at Comerica Park first walk-off homer of career

Detroit News’ Tom Gage says Verlander survived terrible first inning to beat Birds

SI’s Jon Heyman says Wigginton, Mora, Huff ‘likely to clear’ waivers before Aug. 31 deadline

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 26th in power rankings

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Birds 26th in power rankings

ESPN.com has Birds 22nd in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Arrieta fell to 3-5 after loss to Syracuse

Frederick Keys Official Site says Nery loser as Keys fell to Potomac

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Oliver Drake winner as Delmarva topped Greensboro in Game 2

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Shane Matthews winner in relief as Shorebirds took Game 1 of doubleheader

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Tyler Kelly’s 10th inning sac fly gave Ironbirds 1-0 win over Staten Island

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Tides’ Michael Aubrey maintaining confidence at plate

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Sarfate had another successful rehab outing for Tides in loss

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says loss to Nationals Keys’ 4th straight loss overall

Virginian-Pilot’s Mike Connors says Brandon Snyder went 3-4 with RBI in Norfolk’s loss to Chiefs

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Suggs missing practice time with heel strain

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Davon Drew, LJ Smith, Mark Clayton, Justin Bannan, Brendon Ayanbadejo all missed morning practice in Westminster

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says on Hauschka’s day off, Gano connected from 53 yards and converted a 56 yard free kick

The Official Site says Harbaugh thinks Suggs ‘should be fine’

The Official Site says organization adopting “Play Like A Raven” marketing plan

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says new #1 back Ray Rice ‘raising his game’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Le’Ron McClain more ‘hard work’ than ‘ego’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mason, Demetrius Williams, Justin Harper all had receiving highlights Monday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Gaither, Oher, Landry, Washington, Foxworth all participated in special teams practice

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Frank Walker made pretty interception of a Flacco pass Monday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jason Phillips activated from PUP list Monday

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens have no interest in Brandon Marshall at all

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Kruger replaced Suggs in starting lineup while Sizzle dealt with heel injury

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Heap finally healthy in Training Camp again

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh distributed hats with “Surge” written on them to honor U.S. military

Carroll County Times’ Daniel Henderson says Chris Chester thinking about post football life as well as current football life

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says ‘no one can argue’ Ravens better with Mason

NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora says Suggs showing off ‘swagger’ despite injury

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Suggs thinks injury ‘no big deal’

ESPN.com’s James Walker doesn’t expect Ravens to make any ‘significant’ additions at WR

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site offers complete season outlook for Terps

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says St. John’s D-Lineman prospect Kevin McReynolds ‘likes Maryland’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph on Twitter (so is Gary, so is Brenda)

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Nolan Carroll loves to ‘win’

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Devin Burns ‘riding high’ after committing to Terps (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says target Tobias Harris to trim list of schools this month

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles target Tony Mitchell in Las Vegas (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says incoming Terp Natasha Cloud can help Terps ‘in variety of ways’ (must subscribe)

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says OT Mike Stoffel honored by d3football.com

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says D-Lineman/PA resident Mike Walsh wishes Mids could face Penn State

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says QB Dobbs wearing ‘off limits’ during practice

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Mids have questions at FB, in secondary

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says no one in Annapolis ‘concerned’ about first-year QB Dobbs

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Mids to be ‘tested’ with opener at Ohio State

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says Buddy Green thinks LB Haberer has been just as important for Midshipmen as Pospisil, Sovie

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra could face other Triple Crown winners in Travers Stakes

Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch says Quality Road returned with big win Monday at Amsterdam Stakes

Thoroughbred Times’ Steve Bailey says Quality Road set track record at Saratoga in Amsterdam Stakes win

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Zenyatta owner Jerry Moss still hoping for chance to face-off with Rachel Alexandra

Thoroughbred Times’ Phil Janack says trainer Asmussen has plenty of options for Rachel Alexandra

The AP says owner Jess Jackson likely to wait two weeks to make decision on Rachel Alexandra’s next start

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

Examiner Jeff Hemelt says Palace considering Port Covington location for permanent home

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says Mariners to bring back GM Greg Justice

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Clearly Terrell Suggs’ injury is nothing to worry about. Doesn’t mean I won’t worry anyway.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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