Chris Davis moves up to fifth in the order.
Kevin Gausman will try to bounce back from his second-worst outing of the season, when he faced the Red Sox and allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He’s surrendered two earned runs (three total) and five hits in eight career innings against the White Sox in three appearances and only one start. His experience at Guaranteed Rate Field consists of one relief inning.
Jose Abreu and Trayce Thompson are 0-for-3 against Gausman and Avisail Garcia is 0-for-2.
Gausman has allowed eight runs in the first inning and teams are batting .341. Opponents are batting .317 against him this year with runners in scoring position and .333 with two outs and RISP.
Veteran right-hander James Shields is 1-4 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.301 WHIP this season in 10 games (nine starts). He’s averaging 4.1 walks and 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
Entering the world of reverse splits, Shields is holding left-handed batters to a .188 average and right-handers are hitting .262. Over his career, left-handers have hit .256 and right-handers .259.
Shields is 11-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 1.250 WHIP in 27 career starts against the Orioles. Davis is 5-for-16 (.313) with one double and three home runs. Adam Jones is 15-for-50 (.300) with five doubles, one triple and one home run. Manny Machado is 4-for-8 with two home runs and six RBIs. Jace Peterson is 4-for-8 with a double and home run.
Trumbo is 0-for-9 with six strikeouts.
Machado hit his 15th home run last night, tying him with Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez for the major league lead. His 43 RBIs lead the majors, his .343 average is tied with Martinez for third and his 1.083 OPS is second behind Betts (1.198).
Machado’s 15th homer came in his 47th game of the season, the first time in his career that he’s reached the total in fewer than 50. According to STATS, his previous best was 56 games during the 2016 season.
Trey Mancini was credited with two assists last night in the fifth inning. According to STATS, Hyun Soo Kim was the last Orioles outfielder with two assists in the same game on June 16, 2017 versus the Cardinals. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Mancini is one of only two players in Orioles history with two outfield assists in the same inning. Don Buford had two on June 25, 1970 in the first inning at Fenway Park.
The last major league outfielder to do it was the Pirates’ Jose Osuna in the second inning of a July 6, 2017 game in Philadelphia, according to STATS. The Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall was the last American League outfielder in the second inning of a Sept. 10, 2015 game versus the Tigers.
On this date in 1959, Hoyt Wilhelm tossed a one-hitter against the Yankees in the Orioles’ 5-0 victory at Memorial Stadium. Third baseman Jerry Lumpe’s single in the eighth inning spoiled the knuckleballer’s bid for a no-hitter.
For the Orioles
Trey Mancini LF
Adam Jones CF
Manny Machado SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Chris Davis 1B
Pedro Alvarez DH
Mark Trumbo RF
Jace Peterson 3B
Chance Sisco C
Kevin Gausman RHP
For the White Sox
Yoan Moncado 2B
Yolmer Sánchez 3B
José Abreu 1B
Matt Davidson DH
Daniel Palka RF
Welington Castillo C
Leury Garcia LF
Jose Rondon SS
Adam Engel CF
James Shields RH
The White Sox are listing right-hander Dylan Covey as Wednesday night’s starter. The spot had been listed as TBD. The Orioles are starting Alex Cobb.
The Orioles added a second “Bark at Oriole Park” night at Camden Yards for July 25. They already announced one for Sept. 12.
There’s a high demand for bringing pups to the park.
Ticket packages with seating in the left field lower box are available exclusively at www.orioles.com/barkatoriolepark. Dog tickets are $10 each and owners/friends tickets are $39 each.
Each dog will receive a bow tie upon entry. There’s a dress code. And $5 from every ticket sold will benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) on July 25 and the Baltimore Humane Society on Sept. 12 (which also happens to be my birthday if you want to start shopping early).