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Game 125: Orioles at Twins

Crikey, we're running out of weeks, aren't we?

First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT
TV: FSDickandBert
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Camden Chat

The Orioles are 51-73. That said, they're 14-13 against the AL Central, so let's not count any Orioles before they've hatched.

Probable Pitchers


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Scott Baker 11-7 24 24 1 1 0 0 146.0 142 76 75 22 29 120 4.62 1.17

(shrugs shoulders)

I have no idea what Baker will do tonight. He threw a shutout against the Indians ten days ago, and sandwiched that performance with a pair of disappointments, giving up six runs to Detroit and four to Texas. He seems to be able to produce more foul balls than any other pitcher in the majors, which is fine except it usually leads to him throwing 110 pitches in the first four innings. Anyway, he's the best we've got right now, so let's hope he's on.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Chris Tillman 1-1 5 5 0 0 0 0 30.0 32 17 16 9 11 17 4.80 1.43

Just 21 years old, Tillman was good at AA last year (11-4, 3.18 ERA) and even better at AAA this year (8-6, 2.70 ERA), earning a mid-season callup along with Tuesday starter Brian Matusz. The right-hander has pitched at least six innings in each of four August starts, compiling a 4.62 ERA in that span. He has, however, given up nine home runs in five starts, including three his last time out.

Lineups


Lineup

Baltimore Orioles @ Minnesota Twins

08/24/09 8:10 PM EDT

Baltimore Orioles Minnesota Twins
Brian Roberts - 2B Denard Span - LF
Cesar Izturis - SS Orlando Cabrera - SS
Luke Scott - DH Joe Mauer - C
Nick Markakis - RF Justin Morneau - 1B
Nolan Reimold - LF Jason Kubel - DH
Matt Wieters - C Michael Cuddyer - RF
Melvin Mora - 3B Brendan Harris - 3B
Michael Aubrey - 1B Carlos Gomez - CF
Felix Pie - CF Alexi Casilla - 2B

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