The Orioles try to win their first series for what seems like the entire calendar year against Toronto on Sunday afternoon. Will they do so? I guess that depends on whether Chris Tillman pitches well.
You may recall that earlier in the year, when Tillman's ERA was completely abysmal, Orioles writers inclined to attempt to make people feel better about it made the observation that it was really only Tillman's starts against the Jays dragging down his ERA - and other than that he's been merely OK instead of terrible.
So that's who's up today. The team who he was so bad against that you were supposed to think he was not having an awful year, if you discount his starts against this team. Maybe he will surprise us and do something good, or maybe, just like yesterday's game, baseball will be entirely predictable and not surprising to us in the least.
Orioles hitters will get to go up against Marco Estrada, who actually does not suck. Seriously, how does this guy have a 3.16 ERA? That is a career best mark. He has previously slummed in the National League and he's come over to the AL East and is posting the best ERA of a big league career that's spanned about five full seasons. He was traded for Adam Lind, for crying out loud.
No lineups in this post as I have had to complete it and leave the house before they are posted, but being as you are a resourceful and intelligent people, I trust that you will be able to find them on your own.