The second start of the Dylan Bundy experience will take place tonight. Fittingly enough, Bundy will get to face off against Trevor Bauer, the player selected one draft spot ahead of him in the 2011 draft. Bauer already has 78 big league starts under his belt, though. And if you want to get literal, yes, I know that Bundy and Bauer won't actually face off against one another due to the designated hitter.
The Orioles lineup returns to something closer to its normal form. Matt Wieters appears to still be suffering from being hit in the foot by an Ivan Nova pitch on Monday. That means more duty for the strangely RBI-less Caleb Joseph. He's bound to get one eventually, surely? Except he's not hitting very well in general, so who knows, really.
The just-concluded Yankees series was really a case of the Orioles dropping the ball. The nasty illness must have contributed, but that doesn't make it any better. The O's will be playing the first place Indians this weekend while the Red Sox get to play a pathetic Twins team. There are still 67 games left after this for the O's to pass the Red Sox again. They'll need them.
By the way, Buck Showalter said today that Bundy could stay in the starting rotation for the rest of the season without running afoul of the innings limit the O's have set for him. Here's hoping he pitches well enough to where they stick to that plan.
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Carlos Santana - DH||Adam Jones - CF|
|Jason Kipnis - 2B||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Francisco Lindor - SS||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Mike Napoli - 1B||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Jose Ramirez - LF||Mark Trumbo - RF|
|Lonnie Chisenhall - RF||Pedro Alvarez - DH|
|Tyler Naquin - CF||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Juan Uribe - 3B||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Chris Gimenez - C||Julio Borbon - LF|
|Trevor Bauer - RHP||Dylan Bundy - RHP|