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Sunday afternoon Orioles game thread: at Blue Jays, 1:07

Dylan Bundy gets another look at the Blue Jays, while the O's face J.A. Happ, who is a dreaded lefty.

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In recent years it's sure felt like Toronto has been some kind of den of horrors for the Orioles. I don't have enough time to look up and see whether that's actually true, but there was, of course, last October at the least. So it's nice that the Orioles have already sealed at least a split of this series against the Blue Jays, but what would be really nice is if they could take down the series win against a reeling Jays team that, yesterday's walkoff home run against the Orioles' sixth-best reliever notwithstanding, can't hit worth a darn right now.

Can Dylan Bundy stymie them as well as he did in his first start of the year? Perhaps having seen Bundy once and so recently, the Jays will be more prepared to make adjustments to his arsenal today. With the Orioles going up against lefty J.A. Happ, Bundy could always pitch well and still end up on the wrong side of the ledger, as nearly happened to Alec Asher yesterday.

Speaking of Asher, it seems like he's going to be optioned today in order to bring up a fresh reliever. This is mostly because the Orioles can't resist the opportunity to do so. Monday's off day means the fifth starter spot won't be needed again until Saturday. It's not an easy life on the fringe when Dan Duquette is playing his games.

Lineups aren't yet posted in our table-maker, so here's the O's lineup and I trust you have the wits to figure out the rest.

  1. Craig Gentry - LF
  2. Adam Jones - CF
  3. Manny Machado - 3B
  4. Mark Trumbo - RF
  5. Chris Davis - DH
  6. Welington Castillo - C
  7. Trey Mancini - 1B
  8. Jonathan Schoop - 2B
  9. J.J. Hardy - SS