Crikey, we're running out of weeks, aren't we?
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.
|2009 - Scott Baker||11-7||24||24||1||1||0||0||146.0||142||76||75||22||29||120||4.62||1.17|
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.
|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.
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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