Rodrigo Lopez, RH Brad Radke, RH (9-5, 4.50) (6-9, 4.00) 2B B Roberts 3B L Rodriguez 3B M Mora 2B N Punto SS M Tejada LF S Stewart 1B R Palmeiro DH J Mauer RF S Sosa CF T Hunter DH J Gibbons RF J Jones CF L Matos 1B J Morneau LF L Bigbie C M Redmond C S Fasano SS J Castro
Game time is 1:10 on CSN and ESPN.
I don't know why some people think Radke is going to be so much better in the second half than he was in the first. 2004 was Radke's best season, and in 2005 thus far he's below his career averages in ERA and WHIP. His W-L record sucks, but this is pretty much par for the Radke course otherwise. He's a pretty good pitcher, but among sportswriters and TV people he is probably one of the more overrated in the league.
Lopez leads the O's in wins. In day games this year, he is 3-3 with a 5.18 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. In road games, he's 5-3, 6.45/1.57. Radke is 5-5, 2.97/0.99 at the Metrodome.
Doesn't sound promising, but games aren't played on paper or web sites. Let's go O's!