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GameThread for San Diego Padres at Baltimore Orioles, Jun 22, 2016 7:05 PM EDT

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Ready or not, here comes Ubaldo.

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Things are going a little poorly for the Orioles at the moment. After being demoted to bullpen, Ubaldo Jimenez is back in the rotation tonight not because he has proven himself, but because he is the only person left. They could have called up Mike Wright but is that any better? I don't think it is.

But we've seen Ubaldo pitch well before. In Buck Showalter's pre-game press conference he was asked what is the best case scenario for Jimenez, six innings? Buck said "120 and 9." Yes, I woud take that. I don't think we'll see it but I don't think it's entirely hopeless either.

Whatever happens, I'll be watching and you'll be watching because that is what we do. These are our guys for better or worse. Let's just hope they reward our loyalty.

Today's Lineups

SAN DIEGO PADRES BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Travis Jankowski - CF Adam Jones - CF
Wil Myers - 1B Hyun Soo Kim - LF
Matt Kemp - RF Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Yangervis Solarte - 3B Chris Davis - 1B
Melvin Upton Jr. - LF Mark Trumbo - RF
Brett Wallace - DH Matt Wieters - C
Christian Bethancourt - C Pedro Alvarez - DH
Ryan Schimpf - 2B J.J. Hardy - SS
Alexei Ramirez - SS Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Erik Johnson - RHP Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP

Let's go O's!