Are you ready for things to get weird? Because weird is what you're going to get tonight, at least, assuming that you find Trey Mancini playing right field in the regular season to be weird.
In his usual Buck way, the Orioles manager said of Mancini in right field that you don't know what will happen until you put them there. He mentioned playing Manny Machado at third base and Steve Pearce at second base. I suspect most people would say that moving from short to third isn't as crazy as moving from first to right and that we didn't see enough of Pearce at second to really say.
No one who has read these spaces over the years will be surprised to know that I am looking at parts of this game with some dread. Every time Dylan Bundy pitches, I'm nervous that something will happen to his arm. Additionally, the Orioles will get their first chance to show us how bad they're going to be against left-handed pitching this season. This could be horrible! What if, after everything, Bundy just isn't good or durable enough to be an MLB starter?
Whatever, I'll try not to worry about it until something bad happens. For right this second, the Orioles are undefeated and they have a chance to sweep a division rival tonight. That's not too shabby.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Devon Travis - 2B||Joey Rickard - LF|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||Adam Jones - CF|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Kendrys Morales - DH||Mark Trumbo - DH|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Russell Martin - C||Trey Mancini - RF|
|Steve Pearce - LF||Welington Castillo - C|
|Justin Smoak - 1B||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Kevin Pillar - CF||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|J.A. Happ - LHP||Dylan Bundy - RHP|