Game 155: Orioles (81-73) @ Rays (85-69), 1:40

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Forget about the playoffs. Maybe they can win a few more anyway. Sunday afternoon's game will see Scott Feldman starting for the Orioles against Enny Romero (major league debut) for the Rays.

Loading Scores

Hope for the playoffs is essentially gone. The Orioles needed to be hot in September and instead they have gone 10-10 so far. They may end up worse than that, or slightly better, but not good enough. There are too few games left, too much ground to make up, too many teams to pass. The end has found us, my friends. At least it was mid-September before we had to say, "Well, there's always next year."

With one more win, the O's will have secured back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1996-97. For as long as this was a losing franchise, that isn't a bad thing to hang their hats on, even if it's not nearly as fun as playoff games in Camden Yards.

Today, the Rays are starting Enny Romero, who is a left-handed pitcher who has made one start above the Double-A level. He will be making his major league debut. So basically you already know what level of hope you should have for this game.

It's Scott Feldman for the Orioles, who has, to my surprise, not been too bad in his time in an O's uniform. The trade that netted him was the least annoying of the trades that Dan Duquette made this season, because they gave up the least, and in terms of results for this year, got the most. What do you say you give us two more decent-or-better starts just for the heck of it, Scott?


BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAMPA BAY RAYS
Manny Machado (R) - 3B David DeJesus (L) - LF
Adam Jones (R) - CF Desmond Jennings (R) - CF
Chris Davis (L) - 1B Ben Zobrist (S) - 2B
Danny Valencia (R) - DH Evan Longoria (R) - 3B
Matt Wieters (S) - C Matt Joyce (L) - DH
J.J. Hardy (R) - SS Wil Myers (R) - RF
Nick Markakis (L) - RF James Loney (L) - 1B
Michael Morse (R) - LF Jose Lobaton (S) - C
Brian Roberts (S) - 2B Yunel Escobar (R) - SS

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker