So far, so good in the 2015 season. The Orioles are undefeated, although yesterday's game was far more interesting than it needed to be. Wei-Yin Chen wasn't exactly sharp and Kevin Gausman had a bit of a rough appearance from the bullpen. Now the Orioles go for the sweep of the Rays.
They aren't very good at sweeping, or at least they haven't been in recent years. Sometimes they do. Sometimes it feels like they've decided, well, we already won two games, so who cares about the third. This isn't a lineup that screams forfeit. Actually, there won't be many such lineups all year since the only bench player who doesn't figure to get a lot of action is the backup catcher - in action tonight, as it turns out, Ryan Lavarnway, giving us back-to-back Ryans in the bottom third of the order.
And now I'd like to hand the microphone over to Jim Palmer, who never gave up a grand slam:
Who likes winning besides Charlie Sheen and me? #proudofthoseorioles #momentum @masnOrioles @Orioles @charliesheen— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) April 8, 2015
God bless Twitter.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Alejandro De Aza - LF||David DeJesus - DH|
|Steve Pearce - DH||Steven Souza - RF|
|Travis Snider - RF||Asdrubal Cabrera - SS|
|Adam Jones - CF||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Desmond Jennings - LF|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Kevin Kiermaier - CF|
|Ryan Flaherty - SS||Logan Forsythe - 2B|
|Ryan Lavarnway - C||Allan Dykstra - 1B|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||Rene Rivera - C|
|Miguel Gonzalez - RHP||Jake Odorizzi - RHP|