ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Right-hander Jordan Lyles makes his official Orioles debut this afternoon as they resume their opening series of 2022 against the Rays.
Lyles has allowed eight runs in four career appearances against the Rays covering 21 1/3 innings. He’s made two starts at Tropicana Field and surrendered six runs in 10 2/3 innings.
Mike Zunino is 2-for-6 against him, highlighting today’s small sample sizes.
Austin Hays is in right field again today, with Anthony Santander in left. Hays is lowered to sixth in the order. Ramón Urías is starting at third base and batting fifth.
Rougned Odor makes his first start after delivering a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning last night.
Robinson Chirinos is behind the plate again. Anthony Bemboom is expected to be in the lineup Sunday afternoon.
The Rays are starting right-hander Drew Rasmussen, who won all four decisions last season and posted a 2.44 ERA and 0.966 WHIP in 59 innings. He gave up three home runs.
Rasmussen faced the Orioles three times after the Brewers traded him to Tampa Bay in the Willy Adames deal. He started on Aug. 17 at Tropicana Field and shut them out on one hit, and pitched twice in relief earlier in the summer and allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander LF
Trey Mancini DH
Ramón Urías 3B
Austin Hays RF
Rougned Odor 2B
Jorge Mateo SS
Robinson Chirinos C
Jordan Lyles RHP
The Orioles have lost 13 consecutive games to the Rays.