Cliff Lee, LH Sidney Ponson, RH (8-3, 3.56) (7-5, 5.35)
Game time is 5:00 on WNUV/PAX in Baltimore and FSN Ohio in, well, Ohio.
Ponson did an admirable job last time out to go eight innings and rest the pen without getting killed. A strong outing today and a win to split this series would be a nice boost.
Cliff Lee is having a bit of a breakout season for the Indians, quietly going 8-3 with a good ERA/WHIP (3.56/1.28) and strong strikeout numbers (72 in 96 IP). He really may be worthy of a spot on the All-Star team. In fact I'd say he is.
After this one, it's a big week coming up with a two-game set in New York and four at home with Boston. Melvin Mora could be back today or tomorrow, and that'll be a boost. If we get hot right now, we could be back in first by the All-Star break. Go O's!