Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn’t ready to confirm the order of his rotation for the start of the second half. However, he indicated that it may not undergo any changes.
Showalter is waiting to find out how the bullpen is used today. He’s got a few starters available to pitch in relief if needed.
Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Tillman would start the three games in Texas to open the second half. Jason Hammel, Scott Feldman, Chen and Gonzalez would start the four games in Kansas City.
“I’m pretty sure we’re going to probably stay in line, but it could change, depending on what happens today,” Showalter said. “If we use somebody or something happens physically, that puts things in a different light. There’s some things that could affect that. That’s why we’ve kind of penciled it, but we’ll commit to it after today. And we’ll let them know before they leave.”
If you’re trying to catch a Chris Davis home run ball, good luck choosing which section of the outfield seats to occupy.
Davis has hit five of his home runs to left field, seven to left-center, six to center, nine to right-center and nine to right. He’s averaging 404.8 feet, according to ESPN’s home run tracker.
J.J. Hardy needs one more RBI to join Cal Ripken Jr., Miguel Tejada and Mike Bordick as the only Orioles shortstops with 60 or more homers and 200 or more RBIs.
For the Blue Jays
Jose Reyes SS
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Adam Lind DH
Colby Rasmus CF
Maicer Izturis 3B
J.P. Arencibia C
Brett Lawrie 2B
Emilio Bonifacio LF
Josh Johnson RHP