The lineups for tonight's game feel more like a Spring Training game than the final 10 days of the regular season. The Red Sox have lost the will to really try anymore. On the flip, sure the Orioles would love to top the Angels for the best record in baseball, but it is more important to them to get into October healthy.
So, that makes the main attraction two youngsters. Gausman is on the bump. He has looked like an absolute stud for the past few weeks. This is his final push to be a thought for the postseason rotation.
On offense, Walker is arguably the best position prospect that the Orioles have. While he is likely not going to be on the roster come October, this is still an exciting moment that Baltimore fans seem to be well aware of, as evidenced by their reaction to the play of the South Carolina alum.
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For a more in-depth look at tonight's lineups check out my game preview.
Matthew Cleveland gave us a preview of this whole series with the BoSox.
J.Q. Higgins posted a review of the season by right-hander pitcher Zach Davies and today's Bird Droppings.
And...*drum roll*...Mark Brown has announced the Camden Chat Most Valuable Oriole!!
|BOSTON RED SOX||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Mookie Betts - 2B||Alejandro De Aza - LF|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||David Lough - CF|
|David Ortiz - DH||Steve Pearce - RF|
|Yoenis Cespedes - LF||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Daniel Nava - RF||Jimmy Paredes - 3B|
|Allen Craig - 1B||Christian Walker - 1B|
|Rusney Castillo - CF||Ryan Flaherty - SS|
|Garin Cecchini - 3B||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Christian Vazquez - C||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Allen Webster - RHP||Kevin Gausman - RHP|