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Gameday Thread: White Sox (9-5) @ O's (8-7)

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This may very well be the last day of the season where the Orioles are over .500. The Yankees come to town tomorrow, so drink it in, ladies and gentlemen.

Game time is 7:05 on MASN2.

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Man, it's the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. If it ain't that piece of paper, there's some other choice they're gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Gavin "Pink" Floyd wants to do, man. Let me tell you this, the older you do get, the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin', man. L-I-V-I-N.

GUTS!

Today's Starting Pitchers GS IP ERA WHIP BAA BB K W-L
Gavin Floyd - RH 2 13.1 2.03 0.98 .159 6 6 2-0
Jeremy Guthrie - RH 3 18.2 4.34 1.45 .303 4 8 0-1

Floyd has always been an interesting guy. He's 25 now and has never lived up to what his potential was supposed to be. Even with his really great numbers so far this season, those are inflated by that near-no-no he had in his last start. That BAA will go up substantially, and then the 1-to-1 K-to-BB ratio is going to have to change. Gavin is also from Annapolis, so it'd be nice to welcome him back to his neck of the woods with a severe beatdown. It's his first-ever appearance at Camden Yards. He has said he was an O's fan growing up.

Guthrie's numbers so far this season might be close to what the real Jeremy Guthrie is going to do for the prime of his career, and that's definitely quite valuable. Assuming he throws 190ish innings on the average, that's worth $10 million a year.

I'm going to see if I can unearth an "AM radio" that isn't attached to a car and try to catch this one on "the radio," which I've heard is something people occasionally do, and used to be quite popular! I tried listening to a Chicago Bulls game last night on the radio, but I couldn't see anything.

White Sox AB AVG OBP HR RBI
1 Nick Swisher - CF 45 .267 .431 2 4
2 Orlando Cabrera - SS 49 .245 .393 1 4
3 Jim Thome - DH 49 .184 .259 3 10
4 Paul Konerko - 1B 56 .196 .356 2 11
5 Jermaine Dye - RF 52 .346 .404 2 5
6 AJ Pierzynski - C 42 .405 .468 2 9
7 Carlos Quentin - LF 42 .214 .340 2 13
8 Joe Crede - 3B 52 .288 .345 4 16
9 Juan Uribe - 2B 45 .156 .208 1 4

Orioles AB AVG OBP HR RBI
1 Brian Roberts - 2B 56 .286 .375 1 5
2 Melvin Mora - 3B 55 .236 .288 3 6
3 Nick Markakis - RF 50 .320 .460 2 5
4 Kevin Millar - 1B 56 .232 .306 2 7
5 Luke Scott - LF 47 .383 .442 1 6
6 Aubrey Huff - DH 53 .245 .310 2 12
7 Adam Jones - CF 46 .261 .314 1 3
8 Guillermo Quiroz - C 9 .222 .300 0 0
9 Luis Hernandez - SS 27 .222 .324 0 3