Wondering whether the Orioles would drastically change their lineup after being eliminated from the wild card race?
You better believe it.
Jason Pridie has his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk and he’s in center field tonight. Adam Jones had started every game last season and all 157 this year. The last time he was absent from the lineup was Sept. 25, 2011.
Jones has played in 322 consecutive games.
Jonathan Schoop will make his major league debut, starting at second base.
Steve Pearce is playing first, with Chris Davis serving as designated hitter. Ryan Flaherty is back at third base and Steve Clevenger is behind the plate.
This is Clevenger’s first game at Camden Yards.
The Orioles are expected to put Manny Machado on the 60-day disabled list to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Pridie.
Otherwise, nothing to see here.
For the Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Chris Davis DH
Steve Pearce 1B
Jason Pridie CF
Steve Clevenger C
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Bud Norris RHP