Jim Adenhart will throw out the first pitch tonight. Chances are Nick would've pitched tomorrow. I hope Jim and his family have as good a time as they possibly can tonight at the ballgame.
Game time is 7:05.
|2009 - Joe Saunders||2-1||4||4||0||0||0||0||25.2||20||10||10||3||8||8||3.51||1.09|
Saunders was 2-0 (4.08/1.58) in three starts against the O's last season, and is 4-0 (4.40/1.60) in five starts lifetime. He doesn't do so hot lefty-versus-lefty against Huff Daddy, who is 6-for-12 (all singles) against Saunders. But he has a lock on Nick Markakis, who is 2-for-15. Brian Roberts is 2-for-13 career, and Adam Jones 1-for-7. The first three batters in our lineup are a combined 5-for-35 (.143) against Joe Saunders. Not a great sign, obviously.
|2009 - Adam Eaton||1-2||3||3||0||0||0||0||15.1||23||12||12||1||4||19||7.04||1.76|
This guy. He's got a love-hate relationship with Bobby Abreu: Abreu is 4-for-16 with two doubles and 5 RBIs against Eaton, but also has struck out six times and never walked. Vlad the Impaler is 6-for-14 with a homer lifetime against Adam. Go get 'em, dude. I'm trying like the dickens to believe in his excellent K-to-BB ratio (19-to-4) and ignore that batters are hitting .338 off of him, which means he still has a 1.76 WHIP and 7.04 ERA.