These guys could really use three days off. Luckily, that's exactly what all but four of them are about to get.
What horror show will be visited upon us today in this, the last game before the All-Star Break? Will Scott Feldman give up five home runs and make us wonder whether we might have been better off if the Orioles kept Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop after all? Will they be no-hit by Josh Johnson? Will Edwin Encarnacion do his obnoxious home run trot yet again? Seriously, if someone wants to tell me why he runs like he's waiting for the falcon to land on his forearm, I'd love to know.
It would only take one measly win for the bad taste to get mostly washed away as the break arrives. On the other hand, one measly loss and we'll all be bummed out for the balance of the break. So, you know, no pressure or anything, Orioles. Please don't suck today.
|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|
|Matt Wieters - C||Maicer Izturis - 3B|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||J.P. Arencibia - C|
|Chris Dickerson - DH||Brett Lawrie - 2B|
|Brian Roberts - 2B||Emilio Bonifacio - LF|