Quick check of the farm (updated)

The leftovers are in the fridge and the dishes are clean. Time to take a quick scan of the farm system.

Corey Patterson is starting in right field tonight for Triple-A Norfolk. He's 1-for-2 with a triple and run scored, raising his average to .373.

Scott Moore is 2-for-2 with a triple. Josh Bell, serving as the designated hitter, has an RBI.

Bell played third base yesterday, but he's back at DH tonight. No idea why. He should be starting at third regularly since he's far from polished.

Jake Arrieta has allowed three runs and three hits, with four walks, in four innings. He's also committed an error and hit a batter.

If there's a race for the Orioles' rotation, Chris Tillman appears to have passed him.

Double-A Bowie's Steve Johnson has held Richmond to one hit over four scoreless innings, with three walks and five strikeouts.

Update: Miguel Abreu hit a grand slam. Johnson has a one-hit shutout through five innings, with four walks and six strikeouts.

Single-A Frederick's Billy Rowell is 1-for-2 with two RBIs. He's batting .308.

Earlier today, Steven Bumbry went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and run scored in Single-A Delmarva's 4-3 loss to Charleston. He's batting .306.

Tyler Kelly went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.

Former Orioles update:

Jay Gibbons is batting .386 in 23 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, with eight doubles, one triple, six homers, 21 RBIs and a 1.121 OPS. He's 5-for-9 with two homers vs. left-handers.

Triple-A Memphis left-hander Rich Hill is 1-2 with a 5.06 ERA in six games, the last two in relief. He's allowed 23 hits, walked 17 and struck out 25 in 26 2/3 innings.

Hill is 1-2 with a 5.16 ERA in four starts, with 18 hits allowed, 16 walks and 20 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings.

Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre catcher Chad Moeller is batting .200 with a double in six games. He'd be seeing a lot more time behind the plate at Norfolk.

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