The Orioles have won two straight games against the Rays. They still don't face a team that's above .500 until a September 12 series against New York. Their magic number is currently 26. This is the time to find a way to make some hay. They performed well in the gauntlet against tough teams, but they need to beat the softies too. A loss isn't the end of the world, neither are two or three straight losses. Every loss potentially reduces the size of their cushion, though. So just keep on winning.
It's Darren O'Day t-shirt night at Camden Yards tonight. He was not used in last night's game, perhaps to make sure he gets a chance to appear in the game tonight. Just between you and me, though, I hope that Kevin Gausman throws a complete game shutout so there's not even a need to use O'Day.
How does the man himself feel about getting his own shirt?
O'Day on T-shirt night: "Pretty excited, never expected 2 have 1. Name looks cool, the song is awesome when everyone gets to singing it."— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) August 27, 2014
The shirt is popular with teammates. Who wore it best?
Your lineups for tonight:
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Desmond Jennings - CF||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Ben Zobrist - 2B||Steve Pearce - 1B|
|Matt Joyce - LF||Adam Jones - CF|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Nelson Cruz - LF|
|James Loney - 1B||Delmon Young - DH|
|Wil Myers - DH||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Yunel Escobar - SS||Chris Davis - 3B|
|Ryan Hanigan - C||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Kevin Kiermaier - RF||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Drew Smyly - LHP||Kevin Gausman - RHP|