No one in the Orioles lineup has faced Astros starter Lucas Harrell in his career.
Right-handed batters have an .861 OPS against Harrell this year. Harrell is a right-handed pitcher. Lefty batters have an .874 OPS. Six of the eight home runs he's surrendered have been hit by lefties. He walks lefties more often. This is how you end up with a 1.79 WHIP and a 5.37 ERA.
Why is Danny Valencia the DH? Why not?
Astros lineup vs. O's: Barnes CF Altuve 2B Castro CMartinez LF Pena DH Carter 1B Paredes RF Dominguez 3B Gonzalez SS. Harrell RHP— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) June 4, 2013
Carlos Pena is the only Astros player in the starting lineup with an at-bat against Tillman. He has only one hit in ten plate appearances, but has also walked twice and been hit by a pitch once.
Houston has allowed more runs than any team in the American League and has scored nearly a run per game fewer than have the Orioles.
Strop is eligible to come off the DL on Saturday. Hoping its either Sat or Sunday, he said. No issues with his lower back.— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) June 4, 2013
The last sentence of that tweet is so surprising. I am so surprised that I could have a heart attack and die from the surprise.