I have arrived at the press box at Prince Georges Stadium for today’s Bowie Baysox vs. Erie game.
Koji Uehara will start for the Baysox and we are not sure if he will pitch just one inning or more. Lefty Zach Britton will follow him on the mound.
Koji has not pitched for the O’s in the regular season and went on the DL March 26th with a left hamstring strain. He pitched a scoreless inning for the Baysox on Tuesday here, throwing 15 pitches, 11 for strikes.
Today’s game is a special 11 a.m start.
Here is the Baysox starting lineup:
RF - Paco Figueroa
2B - Ryan Adams
LF - Tyler Henson
3B - Brandon Waring
1B - Joel Guzman
DH - Robbie Widlansky
CF - Miguel Abreu
C - Phil Britton
SS - Pedro Florimon
Rick Kranitz is expected to be here to watch Koji pitch and Dave Trembley may also be here.
Bowie is 12-8 and a game and a half out of first in the Eastern League’s Western Division.
The Baysox got off to an amazing 9-1 start, but are just 3-7 over the last ten contests.
Erie beat Bowie 9-7 last night and Sox pitchers have allowed 33 runs during a four-game losing streak.
Britton is 1-1, 5.03 through four starts. After allowing 3 ER over 10 1/3 in his first two starts, he has allowed 8 ER over 9 1/3 in his last two outings.
Robbie Widlansky is second in the league in batting (.362) and OBP (.444). Ryan Adams eight doubles ties for the league lead. Brandon Waring and Joel Guzman are tied for 2nd in the loop with five homers.
Check back often here today for news of Koji and Britton with in-game and post-game reporting live from Bowie.