Givens could accompany Orioles to Toronto (plus lineup)

The Orioles are attempting today to win their 11th series before flying to Toronto and beginning a two-city road trip.

Mychal Givens threw his bullpen session today and could be activated by the weekend. Manager Brandon Hyde was going to check on Givens after completing his media obligations.

Asked if Givens could accompany the Orioles on their trip, Hyde said, "It is possible. We'll see how it goes today and make a decision on what we're going to do."

A bullpen with the lowest ERA in the majors at 2.89 is gaining a proven veteran setup man.

"Just adds some experience and a guy that's been in the back end of the bullpen for a while now," Hyde said. "We know what Mychal can do. Looking forward to getting him back."

Tyler Wells is trying to record the rotation’s 13th quality start. His ERA is down to 2.68 and his WHIP to 0.723, lowest in baseball.

In his last start, Wells shut out the Pirates on one hit over seven innings. He’s allowed only one run and four hits in his last 12 innings.

The lineup doesn't include Cedric Mullins or Adam Frazier against left-hander Tyler Anderson. Austin Hays is leading off. Ryan McKenna is in center field.

Jorge Mateo returns to shortstop. Joey Ortiz is the second baseman.

Anderson has registered a 5.26 ERA and 1.619 WHIP in seven starts. He had a 2.57 ERA and 1.002 WHIP last year in 30 games (28 starts) with the Dodgers. Anderson averaged 1.7 walks per nine innings with the Dodgers but is averaging 4.5 with the Angels, who are his fifth team since 2019.

Two of Anderson’s last three outings have been quality starts. He’s never faced the Orioles despite his travels.

For the Orioles
Austin Hays LF
Adley Rutschman DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander RF
James McCann C
Ryan McKenna CF
Jorge Mateo SS
Gunnar Henderson 3B
Joey Ortiz 2B

Tyler Wells RHP

For the Angels
Mickey Moniak LF
Mike Trout CF
Shohei Ohtani DH
Hunter Renfroe RF
Brandon Drury 1B
Chad Wallach C
Luis Rengifo 3B
Zach Neto SS
Livan Soto 2B

Tyler Anderson LHP

Spenser Watkins is starting for Triple-A Norfolk this afternoon in his first game since going on the injured list with a laceration on the fourth finger of his right hand.

Norfolk outfielder Colton Cowser is day-to-day with left quad tightness, which explains his absence from the Tides' lineup. Cowser is batting .331/.469/.554 with eight doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 28 RBIs, 35 walks and 40 strikeouts in 37 games.

O's game blog: Looking for another series victory
Gunnar Henderson said Jackson Holliday's Aberdeen ...

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to