As much as the Orioles have frustrated and disappointed us at times with their performance so far this season, they come into Tuesday night's game - the 30th of the season, meaning it's nearly 1/5th over - they are in first place in the division. Well, tied, but you know. Close enough.
Some more thoughts to be found on tonight's starters and lineups in my game preview from earlier this afternoon.
The Orioles scored seven runs against Archer the last time they faced him, and that's who they're up against tonight. Can they duplicate that in the Trop? Can they score any runs at all after a pathetic weekend performance against the terrible trio of Ricky Nolasco, Kevin Correia, and Phil Hughes?
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|Manny Machado - 3B||D. Jennings - CF|
|Nelson Cruz - LF||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Adam Jones - CF||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Matt Wieters - DH||James Loney - 1B|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Wil Myers - RF|
|Steve Clevenger - C||David DeJesus - DH|
|Steve Pearce - 1B||Yunel Escobar - SS|
|Ryan Flaherty - 2B||Ryan Hanigan - C|
|Chris Tillman - RHP||Chris Archer - RHP|