Rodrigo Lopez, RH Aaron Harang, RH (4-2, 4.60) (4-3, 3.48)
Game time is 7:10 on CSN and FSN Ohio.
Harang used to be with Oakland and has pitched very well this year, adding a tidy 1.15 WHIP and .234 BAA to his 3.48 ERA. He's also struck out 64 in 72.1 IP.
Lopez has been maddeningly inconsistent, and his last start at Detroit was terrible, which followed two straight outstanding outings against the Mariners and Red Sox. Which Roddy Lopez shows up tonight will be a huge factor, obviously.
Brian Roberts might be back in the lineup tonight, which would be great. Roberts could bat with one arm and I'd prefer him leading off to Newhan or Nivar.
This series is the end of a 13-game road trip. The O's have been good on the road this year, but any 13-game trip takes its toll. Baltimore has gone 5-5 thus far on the trip.