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Orioles spring training game thread: vs. Rays, 1:05

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The Orioles and Rays are going to play a TV and radio-less spring training game today, unless it's rained out and there isn't actually a game at all.

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There will be an Orioles spring training game played that will not be on either TV or radio anywhere today. Does that even count as a real game? There may not actually be a game at all, because apparently there is rain in the Sarasota that could cause the game to be "banged", in the parlance, which means canceled due to the weather.

This seemingly-insignificant happening of weather could reverberate on the Orioles rotation in the regular season. Currently, Kevin Gausman is slated to start a spring training game on Tuesday. However, if today's game is rained out, then the starters for the next several games will all be pushed back by one and Gausman won't start Tuesday. Then we'll hear about how he's not stretched out, so he'll have to go into the bullpen...

I don't have any interest in hearing that, so here's hoping there's not any rain after all.

This lineup looks a lot like a real lineup. If the game is played, I also hope they start to look like an awesome lineup. And maybe Bud Norris could settle down, too.


Lineup

BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAMPA BAY RAYS
Nolan Reimold - LF David DeJesus - RF
Steve Pearce - RF Rene Rivera - DH
Adam Jones - CF John Jaso - LF
Delmon Young - DH Ben Francisco - 1B
Chris Davis - 1B Steven Souza - CF
J.J. Hardy - SS Alexi Casilla - 3B
Manny Machado - 3B Tim Beckham - 2B
Caleb Joseph - C Jake Elmore - SS
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Bobby Wilson - C
Bud Norris - RHP Everett Teaford - LHP