As you surely already know, today is going to be the first MLB start for Dylan Bundy. I have absolutely no idea how this is going to go. One thing you can surely say about the decision is it's injected an exciting element of uncertainty into the starting rotation. Maybe it will even prove to be the good kind of excitement. He's not Ubaldo Jimenez and that surely counts for something.
Will this be a good idea in the long run? Will it even be a good idea today? I have no idea! Neither does anybody else. The Orioles have already won the series from the Rays, so in that sense, expectations are not high, but it will be nice if they can sweep this disaster of a baseball team. The Orioles have managed to win their way to the best winning percentage in the AL, but they won't hold that crown for long if they don't win today too.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Adam Jones - CF||Logan Forsythe - 2B|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||Brad Miller - SS|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|Mark Trumbo - RF||Steven Souza - RF|
|Pedro Alvarez - DH||Corey Dickerson - DH|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Kevin Kiermaier - CF|
|Joey Rickard - LF||Oswaldo Arcia - LF|
|Caleb Joseph - C||Curt Casali - C|
|Dylan Bundy - RHP||Jake Odorizzi - RHP|