The Caleb Joseph era has finally begun. With Matt Wieters needing to be taking some time off from catching for an unspecified length of time as he deals with his elbow problem, the Orioles needed a second catcher, and Joseph's number came up at last. He's toiled in the minors for seven seasons now. He is batting ninth against Cesar Ramos. Good luck, Caleb.
If you'd like to read a little more on the pitchers and lineups today, check out the game preview by Tyler Young.
The Orioles stranded an army on the bases on Tuesday night. Getting on base is good. Timely hitting once men are on base is even better. Maybe they can go ahead early, keep on scoring, and keep us far away from Tommy Hunter range. With a win, they're guaranteed to at least have a share of the AL East lead by night's end.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|Manny Machado - 3B||D. Jennings - CF|
|Nelson Cruz - LF||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Adam Jones - CF||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||James Loney - 1B|
|Delmon Young - DH||Wil Myers - RF|
|Steve Pearce - 1B||David DeJesus - DH|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||Yunel Escobar - SS|
|Caleb Joseph - C||Ryan Hanigan - C|
|Bud Norris - RHP||Cesar Ramos - LHP|