A few random pregame notes

I hope you're not playing a drinking game where you do a shot each time Vladimir Guerrero draws a walk.

Then again, if you plan on driving later, it's the perfect game.

Guerrero is the first non-pitcher in Orioles history to not draw a walk in his first 100 plate appearances. He walked 35 times with the Rangers last season.

If it happens during a game at Camden Yards, I really hope the Orioles halt play and retrieve the ball for him. The pitcher could sign it first.

The Orioles have scored two runs while Chris Tillman has been in the game during his last four starts. In 2010, they gave him two runs or fewer while he was in the game nine times in 12 starts.

Of Tillman's 13 runs allowed this season, 10 have scored in the first two innings.

Although the Orioles rank 11th in the American League with a .237 average, they're third with a .307 average with runners in scoring position. Matt Wieters (9-for-10), Brian Roberts (9-for-18), Adam Jones (5-for-13), Guerrero (6-for-22) and Mark Reynolds (6-for-20) are batting a combined .422 (35-for-83).

The Orioles' bullpen is 1-2 with a 6.89 ERA over the last 10 games.

Over the last four games, the Orioles' 3-4-5 hitters are a combined 16-for-49 (.327) with two doubles, three homers, five RBIs and 10 runs scored.

Since his 10th-inning single in the Bronx on April 14, Nick Markakis has been mired in a 8-for-52 (.154) slump that's dropped his average from .268 to .204.

Wieters is 6-for-12 throwing out runners attempting to steal.


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