Some say interleague play is unfair. The American League teams aren't used to playing without a designated hitter. The pitchers don't know what they are doing in the batter's box. While it is still theoretically a 50/50 chance as to who will win the baseball game, there will surely be one winner: the viewing public.
I may be way off base here, but Miguel Gonzalez looks like he could possess a pretty entertaining swing. Although, I'm sure Buck will limit how often we see it. If someone is on-base, he is gonna bunt. He there is no one on, he is probably taking the first two strikes. Either way, I'm excited.
|Baltimore Orioles||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|RF Nick Markakis (L)||RF Josh Harrison (R)|
|3B Manny Machado (R)||2B Neil Walker (S)|
|CF Adam Jones (R)||CF Andrew McCutchen (R)|
|1B Chris Davis (L)||3B Pedro Alvarez (L)|
|LF Nelson Cruz (R)||LF Starling Marte (R)|
|SS J.J. Hardy (R)||1B Ike Davis (L)|
|2B Jonathan Schoop (R)||SS Jordy Mercer (R)|
|C Caleb Joseph (R)||C Chris Stewart (R)|
|P Miguel Gonzalez (R)||P Francisco Liriano (L)|