Orioles and Mets lineups

The Orioles have been shut out in two straight games and they haven't homered in their last five, so manager Buck Showalter is making a few changes tonight.

Nick Johnson is starting at first base and Ryan Flaherty is starting in left field, as Showalter goes heavy with left-handed hitters against Mets right-hander Dillon Gee.

For the Orioles:
Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Nick Johnson 1B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Ryan Flaherty LF
Brian Matusz LHP

For the Mets:
Andres Torres CF
Jordany Valdespin 2B
David Wright 3B
Scott Hairston RF
Vinny Rottino LF
Ike Davis 1B
Justin Turner SS
Mike Nickeas C
Dillon Gee RHP

None of the Orioles on the current 25-man roster have faced Gee. Endy Chavez, on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, is 1-for-4 with a double against him.

Gee has recorded six straight quality starts. Left-handers are batting .289 against him, compared to .229 by right-handers.

Down on the farm, Triple-A Norfolk outfielder Lew Ford is batting .380 (19-for-50) with two homers and 14 RBIs in June. Ford, 35, is batting .682 (15-for-22) with runners in scoring position, and he's 9-for-11 with RISP and two outs.

Tides outfielder Jamie Hoffmann is batting .367 (18-for-49) with three home runs and eight RBIs this month.

Left-hander J.C. Romero hasn't allowed a run in 12 appearances since he joined Norfolk on May 24. Opponents are 3-for-30 against him.

Jamie Moyer, starting tonight for the Tides, made his major league debut on June 16, 1986. Buffalo's starter tonight, Dylan Owen, was born on July 12, 1986.

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