If the Orioles don't call up a pitcher today (And why stop at one?), I'm going to fly to Cleveland and offer my services. I'm pretty sure I can face five batters and get no one out...and, despite what you may have heard, $390,000 per year would be a significant raise for me.
The starting rotation is in tatters and the bullpen has gone so far south I could have sworn I saw Jamie Walker in a long conversation with some guy with a pitchfork. When Jamie reels off 10 straight scoreless appearances, you'll know what happened.
Seriously, it has reached the point where you can see the exasperation in the face of Dave Trembley every time the camera finds him in the Orioles dugout. In fact, if I were a high-ranking MASN programming guy, I'd seriously consider unveiling an "Exasper-Cam" and a "Frustrat-O-Meter" on upcoming broadcasts. Last time I looked, there was still about 40 percent of my screen that doesn't have some kind of fancy (for regional cable) graphic.
Today's gut feeling: The next man up will be Kam Mickolio, who has pitched very well since moving up to Triple-A. No inside knowledge here. Just a hunch, but I was right about Rocky Cherry.