The Orioles haven’t made an official announcement regarding a roster move, but Luke Scott is batting sixth and serving as the designated hitter for tonight’s game against the Angels, and Matt Angle’s name isn’t listed among the starters or reserves, so he apparently has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
For the Orioles:
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Derrek Lee 1B
Luke Scott DH
Mark Reynolds 3B
Felix Pie LF
Blake Davis 2B
Alfredo Simon RHP
Kevin Gregg is back on the 25-man roster after serving his three-game suspension. No word on whether Michael Gonzalez will begin serving his suspension tonight.
The Orioles have made just one error (Lee on Monday) in their last 86 innings dating back to the first inning of the July 8 game in Boston.
After going 7-for-58 (.121) with runners in scoring position in the first nine games in July, the Orioles are 19-for-51
(.373) in their last eight games.
Before Wednesday, the last time that the Orioles drew at least six walks and were shut out was April 22, 1999 in Tampa.
I’m told that left-hander Brian Matusz’s fastball was mostly 87-88 mph, and touched 90, during yesterday’s start for Norfolk. Sounds a lot like his last outing, except the results weren’t nearly as good.