If the weather cooperates, the Orioles will run out the following lineup against A.J. Burnett and the New York Yankees:
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis RF
Derrek Lee 1B
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Luke Scott LF
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Matt Wieters C
Robert Andino SS
Chris Tillman RHP
Why Andino over Cesar Izturis? Maybe it’s because Andino is 3-for-8 with a home run and two RBIs lifetime against Burnett. Izturis is 6-for-27.
J.J. Hardy is 5-for-10 with two doubles and two RBIs, but he’s headed for the disabled list.
Matt Wieters is 0-for-17 with five strikeouts.
Also, Chorye Spoone was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk to make tonight’s start against Gwinnett. This will be Spoone’s International League debut.
The Pasadena, Md., native allowed three runs and three hits in three innings Thursday night for Double-A Bowie. He walked five and struck out three.