The Orioles face an old friend in Erik Bedard tonight. I think just for fun Adam Jones should hit a grand slam off of him.
Seriously though the O's need to get their offense in gear if they hope to keep up these recent winning ways. It could be tough to do as we're all familiar with just how nasty Erik's stuff can be. Hopefully tonight he will just be Erik, not EriKKKKKK. The only Orioles who have any real experience against him are Aubrey Huff (6-26, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 extra base hits) and Ty Wigginton (6-22, 1 BB, 8 K).
David Hernandez makes his second career start. He was decent his first time out against the Tigers, and faces a much less intimidating offense tonight.
Baltimore Orioles @ Seattle Mariners
06/02/09 10:10 PM EDT
|Baltimore Orioles||Seattle Mariners|
|Brian Roberts - 2B||Ichiro Suzuki - RF|
|Adam Jones - CF||Russell Branyan - 1B|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Aubrey Huff - DH||Ken Griffey Jr. - DH|
|Melvin Mora - 3B||Jose Lopez - 2B|
|Ty Wigginton - 1B||Yuniesky Betancourt - SS|
|Matt Wieters - C||Rob Johnson - C|
|Nolan Reimold - LF||Endy Chavez - LF|
|Cesar Izturis - SS||Franklin Gutierrez - CF|