What do you think? Can they make it four in a row? A day after the game in which all of the Orioles runs scored came by the home run, can they pull off that caper again? Maybe score runs some ordinary way? Let's not be ridiculous here.
They will be facing off against the Blue Jays for the Saturday afternoon contest, up against one-time Oriole Todd Redmond. Maybe it's a bit of a stretch to say he was an Oriole, because it was only on paper. He was one of those Dan Duquette roster filler moves who was designated for assignment before the season ever even began. Now he can, I don't know, spurn the team that only kept him for a month? Whatever sounds about right.
Redmond only has 12.1 innings at the big league level and he's only made one start. The start was decent, five innings and two earned runs a few days ago. It was also a start in which Redmond had a BABIP of exactly .000. Every ball that was in play was an out. Good luck pulling off that caper twice.
The Orioles need to score some runs off Redmond, because they'll be working in support of Jason Hammel, whose ERA might, if he has a decent enough start, finally dip below 5.00. No, really, score some runs.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Nate McLouth - LF||Jose Reyes - SS|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Edwin Encarnacion -1B|
|Adam Jones - CF||Adam Lind - DH|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Colby Rasmus - CF|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Maicer Izturis - 3B|
|Matt Wieters - C||J.P. Arencibia - C|
|Brian Roberts - 2B||Brett Lawrie - 2B|
|Nolan Reimold - DH||Emilio Bonifacio - LF|