Nice bench the Orioles are sporting these days.
Can tomorrow’s off-day, and roster expansion, come soon enough?
Julio Lugo left today’s game in the first inning after being drilled on the helmet by Jered Weaver’s pickoff throw. As soon as Lugo hit the dirt, and stayed there, I began reworking the lineup in my head.
Ty Wigginton to second base, Jake Fox to first.
It didn’t take long to break that code. What other choice did manager Buck Showalter have with Brian Roberts unavailable again today because of a strained left hip?
Adam Jones also is out with his sore left shoulder, so backup catcher Craig Tatum is the last reserve.
On another note, the Orioles didn’t claim the Angels’ Mike Napoli on waivers, in case you were wondering. It’s probably an American League contender. I’m told the Orioles aren’t involved.