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GameThread: Blue Jays (48-51) at Orioles (48-50), 7:05 PM EDT

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Toronto Blue Jays
@ Baltimore Orioles

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008, 7:05 PM EDT
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Shaun Marcum (5-4, 2.65)

vs

Garrett Olson (6-5, 5.79)

Partly cloudy.

Winds blowing out to right field

at 5-10 m.p.h.

Game Time temperature: Around 90.

Now, Marcum's numbers look great. But, according to Yahoo! Sports, he's on a short leash tonight:

Shaun Marcum (5-4, 2.65 ERA) makes his first start in over a month for the Blue Jays on Tuesday. The right-hander felt pain in his elbow after a start against Milwaukee on June 18 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list three days later. He was determined to be suffering from strained ligaments around his elbow and forearm, an assessment later confirmed by arm specialist Dr. James Andrews.

"I couldn’t even wash my hair when I came out that day in Milwaukee," Marcum told the team’s official Web site. "From there to what it is now, it’s almost like a 100 percent turnaround. My arm feels good and I’m glad to be back here."

Marcum, who will be limited to 65-70 pitches, was having a strong season before the injury. He had allowed two earned runs or fewer in 11 of 15 starts while holding opponents to a .198 batting average.


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