Pedro Severino is catching despite being hit on the right wrist yesterday by a foul ball and a pitch in the same inning.
Rookie left-hander Bruce Zimmermann is 1-3 with a 5.33 ERA and 1.579 WHIP as he prepares for his first career start against the Athletics. He completed six innings in his first two outings and has gone five, 4 2/3 and 3 2/3.
Left-handed hitters are 8-for-24 against him.
The Orioles are shooting for their first four-game winning streak since Sept. 4-8, 2020.
The Orioles had 10 players collect a hit yesterday for the first time since July 25, 2019 against the Angels. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was just the second time in club history that every position player who appeared in the game had exactly one hit. It also happened on July 11, 1990 against the Royals and involved nine players.
The last time this occurred in the majors was June 18, 2018 with nine Kansas City players.
Left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals’ first round pick in 2013 out of Indiana State University, is 3-1 with a 2.83 ERA and 1.186 WHIP in five starts, including a seven-inning shutout in Game 1 of an April 20 doubleheader against the Twins. He’s allowed two runs or fewer in his last four starts and only three home runs this season in 28 2/3 innings.
Manaea’s only career start against the Orioles lasted one-third of an inning. He allowed six runs and six hits on Aug. 12, 2017 in Oakland, facing seven batters and losing 12-5.
Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo doubled in the first. Mancini had an RBI single. Jonathan Schoop was thrown out at the plate on Jones’ double that scored Machado.
The A’s have lost four of their last five games and are 8-8 at home and 8-4 on the road. They’re batting .185 (41-for-222) with 15 runs scored over the last seven games.
Oakland is 13-1 when out-homering the opponent, the only loss coming yesterday.
Mark Canha needs one hit by pitch to reach 60 in his career and break Sal Bando’s club record.
Reliever J.B. Wendelken was gone on the injured list with a strained left oblique. The A’s recalled right-hander Jordan Weems from their alternate site.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Austin Hays LF
Trey Mancini 1B
Maikel Franco 3B
Pedro Severino C
Ryan Mountcastle DH
Freddy Galvis SS
DJ Stewart RF
Ramón Urías 2B
Bruce Zimmermann LHP
Here are the starters for the series in Seattle:
Update: Manager Brandon Hyde said he expects reliever Hunter Harvey (oblique) to be ready to come off the 60-day injured list when eligible at the end of May.
Outfielder Anthony Santander is making good progress in his return from a sprained ankle.
“He’s rehabbing right now,” Hyde said. “We’re about a week and a half into this and he’s right on schedule. Should be doing some baseball activities here pretty soon. So his ankle is feeling better. Just getting the swelling out.”
For the Athletics
Mark Canha LF
Ramón Laureano CF
Sean Murphy C
Matt Olson 1B
Matt Chapman 3B
Jed Lowrie 2B
Mitch Moreland DH
Stephen Piscotty RF
Elvis Andrus SS
LHP Sean Manaea