After a minor scare in batting practice today, where Manny Machado was hit hard on the forearm by a batted ball, he has been cleared by trainers to start at third today.
Nick Markakis was seen playing at first earlier, where Flaherty was supposed to be prior to the potential-injury-scare. Ryan Flaherty was subsequently seen at third, fielding grounders. But no worries! Machado will maintain his perfect record with Orioles this year, making all 106 starts.
The initial lineup will remain the same, as this tweet from CSN Baltimore's Rich Dubroff indicates:
"Machado hit on left forearm by ball off Adam Jones' bat. He's OK and remains in lineup"
Now hopefully the Orioles can regain their focus in OPACY as they face off against the Astros. Houston will not let Norris pitch tonight, as he is a potential trade candidate for many teams, the Orioles included. Harrell will be the pitcher for the Astros tonight, who will battle Wei-Yin Chen.