Johan Santana, LH Sidney Ponson, RH (5-1, 2.88) (4-1, 5.50)
3:05 start time, no TV. Follow on the radio or online or don't follow at all, I suppose. CarrieIC doesn't like our chances against Santana, and neither do I. I don't like anyone's chances against Santana.
We might have a shot if Bedard was starting tonight, or Chen. But it's Ponson, who used up his good start for the month against the Royals. Somehow, I have my doubts that he'll outduel Santana.
I'd say the odds are 80-20 against the O's.
Santana's K-to-BB is 59-to-5. The man is ridiculous. 2.88 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, .197 BAA. He's the best starter in the majors. I'm most interested to see what the lineup will be now that two-thirds of the outfield is on the shelf. This is going to be an adventure.