clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

GameThread for Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles, Jun 8, 2016 7:05 PM EDT

New, comments

If the Orioles win tonight they'll get the sweep and will finish the homestand 7-3. I like the idea of that.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

So how about all those dongs last night? I do love a game with a lot of dongs. I'm hoping for more of the same tonight, aren't you? One of the dongers (that's the word for someone who hits a dong, right?) last night is on the bench tonight, as Chris Davis is getting a day off. If you're worrying, don't. Or maybe do, as Buck Showalter said that Davis is dealing with some lingering issues but should be back in the lineup tomorrow.

Davis hasn't had a day off yet this year, so I'm choosing to believe he just needs that day to get back to speed. At least, until he's out of the lineup tomorrow and it turns out Buck was playing it down. But that never happens!

The Orioles are going for the sweep tonight in what will hopefully be a low key, uneventful win. They've got Chris Tillman on the mound, so the low key is covered.

Today's Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Alcides Escobar - SS Adam Jones - CF
Whit Merrifield - 2B Hyun Soo Kim - LF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Manny Machado - SS
Eric Hosmer - DH Mark Trumbo - 1B
Salvador Perez - C Matt Wieters - C
Kendrys Morales - 1B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Paulo Orlando - RF Pedro Alvarez - DH
Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B Nolan Reimold - RF
Jarrod Dyson - LF Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Edinson Volquez - RHP Chris Tillman - RHP

Let's go O's!