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Baltimore Orioles (37-34) at Milwaukee Brewers (39-33), 8:05 PM EDT

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Today's Starting Pitchers GS IP ERA WHIP BAA HR BB K W-L
Bird_medium Radhames Liz - LH 3 16.2 4.32 1.02 .197 2 5 12 1-0
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Jeff Suppan - RH 14 85.2 3.68 1.46 .272 9 37 47 4-4
Baltimore Milwaukee
1. BRob- 2B
2. Markikass- RF
3. MelMo- 3B
4. Audrey- 1B
5. Razor Ramon- C
6. LUUKE- LF
7. Dr. Jones- CF
8. Boom Boom- SS
9. Radhames Liz - SP
1. Craig Counsell- 2B
2. JJ Hardy- SS
3. Ryan Braun- LF
4. Prince Fielder- 1B
5. Corey Hart- RF
6. Russell Branyan- 3B
7. Gabe Kapler- CF
8. Jason Kendall- C
9. Jeff Suppan - SP

The Orioles head to Milwaukee having wrapped up an extremely successful home stand, going 5-1 against the Pirates and the Astros. In fact, the historically awful interleague playing Orioles are 7-2 vs. the Senior Circuit this year. That record, of course, was earned against the dregs of the National League, and on this road trip they'll have to face the big boys of the NL Central, the Brewers and the Chicago Cubs.

Radhames Liz has been mildly impressive in his two starts this year, pitching progressively deeper into the game each time, and despite giving up two home runs, his last start was the best to date.

The Brewers are coming off of a 3 game sweep of the Blow Jays (it's ok to say that now that Cito's back, right?), and having won 7 of their last 10. Honestly, I don't pay enough attention to the National League to be very thorough here, but I heard a rumor that this Ryan Braun kid is pretty good. So we should probably watch out for him.

Go O's!

More Pre-Game Notes (courtesy Nawlins Oriole):

  • The Orioles and Brewers meet for the first time since 2003. In that series the O's took two of three from the Brew Crew.
  • The O's wrap up interleague play with a 10-day road trip that includes trips to Milwaukee, Chicago, and D.C. The O's are 7-2 so far in interleague play. Before this year the O's had posted a record of 79-114 against teams from the NL. One of the worst records in all of the American League
  • Alex Cintron's homerun was the first by an O's shortstop since September 21, 2007 when Miguel Tejada went deep off Luis Mendoza of the Texas Rangers.
  • Crazy Numbers: The O's are 32-11 when scoring four or more runs in a game. They have won 21 of the last 28 games in which they have scored four or more runs. The O's are only 5-23 when scoring three or fewer runs.

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