Yesterday, I mocked the Orioles relentlessly in this space, intimating that there was little chance of them being competitive. They responded with a phenomenal performance with unheralded types such as Jake Fox and Mark Reynolds providing offense, and 3E1N having a spectacular outing.
So like Nuke LaLoosh avoiding sex with Annie, I'm not going to mess with a streak.
Although primarily used as a reliever this year, Andy Sonnanstine has a 2.87 ERA and a WHIP of 1.27. He will probably be masterful today.
Jake Arrieta is 0-1 lifetime versus Tampa Bay, with a 6.35 ERA. He will probably suck today.
Matt Wieters, who will be back in the lineup, is hitting .227 on the road this year. He will probably suck as well today.*
The Orioles are 3-9 in series finales, and 1-4 in series finales on the road. They will probably suck
balls a lot today.
Winner of this game takes a 1-game lead in the season series.
Ummm, Go Orioles?
|2011 - Andy Sonnanstine||0-0||7||1||0||0||0||0||15.2||13||5||5||3||7||5||2.87||1.28|
|2011 - Jake Arrieta||4-1||8||8||0||0||0||0||45.1||38||21||21||6||18||39||4.17||1.24|
*Please ignore Wieters' career slash line of .340/.395/.505 against the Rays.