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The Wednesday night Orioles game thread: at Phillies, 7:05

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The Orioles are off to a National League park. Prepare for all of that nonsense. Wednesday's starting pitchers are Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Correia. The O's are once again without Adam Jones.

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For a couple of games at least, it's time for the silliness of National League rules. Ubaldo Jimenez will be batting tonight. I, for one, can't wait. Oh, wait, yes I can. The National League is stupid. Anyone who acts like those rules are superior baseball is deluded and they are not to be trusted. That's all there is to it.

The Orioles will be without Adam Jones for another night. That didn't stop them from ripping off 19 runs last night, of course, but when you start to see quotes like this show up, you do have to worry just a little bit:

Jones was probably joking around... probably, but he does take a lot of dings over the course of a season and he's going to need some nights off. Playing one of the worst teams in baseball is a pretty good opportunity for him to take one. But the Orioles still need to win against these sad sacks without him.

Today's Lineups

BALTIMORE ORIOLES PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Manny Machado - 3B Ben Revere - CF
Travis Snider - LF Chase Utley - 2B
Chris Parmelee - RF Maikel Franco - 3B
Chris Davis - 1B Ryan Howard - 1B
Matt Wieters - C Domonic Brown - RF
J.J. Hardy - SS Cameron Rupp - C
Ryan Flaherty - 2B Cody Asche - LF
David Lough - CF Freddy Galvis - SS
Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP Kevin Correia - RHP