The Orioles scratched Jordan Lyles for today’s start against the Rays and replaced him with Austin Voth.
An explanation is coming later.
Lyles hasn’t gone more than 5 1/3 innings in his last four starts, and his ERA has risen from 4.10 to 5.10. No word on how today’s switch impacts the rotation moving forward.
The Orioles are off Monday.
Voth has made three relief appearances and allowed two runs in 3 1/3 innings since the Orioles claimed him off waivers from the Nationals.
Voth’s last start was June 6, 2021 in Philadelphia, when he tossed two scoreless and hitless innings. He’s faced the Rays twice in his career, including one start, and allowed one run in six innings.
Adley Rutschman is catching, Ryan McKenna is in right field and Anthony Santander is the designated hitter. Trey Mancini is getting a rest day.
Ryan Mountcastle has an eight-game hitting streak. He’s batting .400 (14-for-35) with four doubles, four home runs, nine RBIs and five multi-hit games during the streak.
Robinson Chirinos tied his career high yesterday with two doubles and has four in his last three games. He had three hits for the first time since Aug. 13, 2021.
Corey Kluber has faced the Orioles twice in 2022 and allowed two runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings. He tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings in his Rays debut on April 10.
Kluber is 5-1 with a 3.07 ERA and 1.200 WHIP in 12 career starts against the Orioles.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander DH
Austin Hays LF
Adley Rutschman C
Rougned Odor 2B
Tyler Nevin 3B
Ryan McKenna RF
Jorge Mateo SS
Jordan Lyles RHP
For the Rays
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Manuel Margot LF
Yandy Díaz 3B
Ji-Man Choi 1B
Randy Arozarena DH
Francisco Mejía C
Brett Phillips RF
Vidal Bruján 2B
Taylor Walls SS
Corey Kluber RHP
The Yankees signed former Orioles infielder Chris Owings to a minor league contract.
This is my last entry of the day. I’ll post again Monday morning.
Update: MASNsports.com's Paul Mancano reports that manager Brandon Hyde said Lyles is suffering from a stomach virus, and that he only expects to get a couple of innings from Voth today.