Twins vs Orioles News and Notes

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The O's visit the Twins for a three-game set at Target Field. Remember the Orioles? Team from Baltimore, nice park, orange uniforms, named after a little bird?

Probables (all games FSN)

Orioles Notes

  • Remember last year when the Orioles were 47-1 in extra innings or whatever? They're only 6-5 this year in one-run games, and 2-2 in extra innings, yet they're still 21-14 and tied for the AL East lead with Boston and the Yankees. Weird.
  • Steve Johnson, who starts Saturday, had a 2.11 ERA in 12 appearances for the Orioles last year, including four starts and a 4-0 record - but didn't make the rotation in the spring. He's 1-1 in three starts at Triple-A this year, with a 4.11 ERA, and when Miguel Gonzalez hit the DL with a thumb blister, he was called up to the big leagues.
  • If you go by ERA, you'll be watching two of the top three bullpens in the AL this weekend; Minnesota is second at 2.63, Baltimore third at 2.82. Cleveland tops the league, with a 2.61 bullpen ERA.

Twins Notes

  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Oswaldo Arcia has joined Yogi Berra as the youngest players to homer at Fenway Park on their birthday. Ted Williams is one spot off; he homered there on his 23rd birthday. So Yogi and the Splendid Splinter, Oswaldo. No pressure.
  • Cole De Vries is scheduled to make a Double-A rehab start tonight.
  • Tim Wood had a setback in his rehab assignment, and so has been shut down yet again. At one point I thought Wood would be back within the week; at this point, he appears to be lost for quite a long time.
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