Time: 1:10 Central. Vegas Line: -142 MIN / BAL +132
Weather: Start Temp 80°, Light Breeze
Opponent's SB Site: Camden Chat
TV: FSN. Radio: One Explains, The Other Complains
Orioles star Manny Machado is one of MLB's top trade targets as we approach the deadline. (It was his 26th birthday yesterday, which should remind you why teams get nervous about starting a player's "service clock" too soon.)
The good folks over at Camden Chat have been keeping up to date on the latest rumors, and let's just say they're not overly optimistic their team will made the best possible trade. The Brewers are interested, and one community member said at least the Brewers will "'Send a 5 year supply of beer to get us through however the Orioles decide to botch this "rebuild.'"
Milwaukee does need someone to replace AAA-demoted Orlando Arcia, whom the Baltimore article writer incorrectly spelled as Oswaldo Arcia. Which is completely understandable; it's not that writer's team, and it's not a very successful player. (I think I've called Bobby Wilson by about five different names, and he IS on my local team.)
The only reason I mention it here is in case some of you never saw this TwinkieTown classic: Where's Oswaldo? One of the coolest folks around the site put Arcia in a Waldo hat; it's as good as it sounds. Check it out.
Starting today for Baltimore is righty Kevin Gausman. He's kinda a #3 or #4-type guy on a good team, meaning he's at around #1 for the Orioles. (That's good enough to stymie the Twins, though.) He throws a typical fastball and the typical offspeed stuff; he's most effective when his splitfinger is really working. Digits:
BBRef says his nickname is "Gausy." I'm very disappointed in that nickname, as it should obviously be "Gassy." Just when you're actually hoping for baseball players to be obviously juvenile, they let you down.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Tim Beckham - 3B||Sexx Dragon - 1B|
|Adam Jones - CF||Eddie Rosario - DH|
|Manny Machado - SS||Brian Dozier - 2B|
|Mark Trumbo - DH||Eduardo Escobar - 3B|
|Chris 2022 Davis - 1B||Jorge Polanco - SS|
|Danny Valencia - RF||Max von Kepler - RF|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||Robbie Grossman - LF|
|Chance Sisco - C||The Jake Cave - CF|
|Jace Peterson - LF||Bobby Wilson - C|
|Kevin Gausman - RHP||Kyle Gibson - RHP|
Let's see some Good Gibby, eh? Why not?