Another day, another division opponent. Even though it may not feel like it, this is a battle between the first and second place teams in the American League East. But more importantly, this is to see if the O's can get to 90 wins...tonight.
The magical "90 wins" is something the franchise has only achieved twice (1997, 2012) since their World Series victory in 1983. While it is almost a certainty that the team will get the one more W needed, it's still fun to have these little milestones every step of the way.
Anyway, while you're here, don't forget to check out some things we posted earlier today:
J.Q. Higgins gave us a collection of Orioles talk around the Web.
Stacey Folkemer reviewed Tim Berry's season down on the farm.
Matthew Cleveland told us who is hot and who is not.
Alex Bender previewed the series with the Jays.
And don't forget to have your voice heard in Mark Brown's poll on who this year's Most Valuable Oriole should be.
For good measure, Mark also posted a more in-depth look at tonight's starters as well.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Jose Reyes - SS||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Jose Bautista - CF||Alejandro De Aza - LF|
|Edwin Encarnacion - DH||Adam Jones - CF|
|Danny Valencia - 1B||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Dioner Navarro - C||Steve Pearce - 1B|
|John Mayberry - RF||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Steve Tolleson - 3B||Kelly Johnson - 3B|
|Kevin Pillar - LF||Ryan Flaherty - 2B|
|Ryan Goins - 2B||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Marcus Stroman - RHP||Wei-Yin Chen - LHP|