It's been quite the day in Birdland. This morning we enjoyed videos of Darren O'Day and Buck Showalter exploding at umpires during last night's game. This afternoon we received word that Dylan Bundy, one of the few bright spots on the 2018 O's, will head to the disabled list after rolling his ankle on Saturday in Atlanta. This is quite a blow to the club and robs fans of an opportunity to watch a player that gives some hope for the future. Bundy is hoping to be back by July 6 and we can all hope that the injury is only that severe. Donnie Hart was recalled from the minor leagues to fill Bundy's spot on the active roster. More details on Thursday's starter will come later, but Jimmy Yacabonis was scratched from tonight's start and appears to be a candidate.
There's also a game tonight! After losing 5-3 last night, the O's will look to get back into this four game series. Kevin Gausman brings his 4.38 ERA into this contest. He will look to build upon a decent outing in which he gave up two runs in six innings to Washington.
James Paxton goes for Seattle, and the lefty will provide a challenge for the O's. He has struck out 124 batters this season and must be drooling at the opportunity to face the strikeout-prone Orioles.
When Tim Beckham was activated from the disabled list yesterday, many fans wondered what would become of Danny Valencia. He's been one of club's hottest hitters and a potential trade chip that just got his position taken away. Buck Showalter will certainly find a way to get him in the lineup against lefties, and he's hitting clean up tonight while manning right field. This is only his 43rd career start in right.
Chris Davis is back in the lineup against a tough lefty, despite striking out three times last night. Caleb Joseph continues his role as undisputed starting catcher, again getting the start while batting ninth. Mark Trumbo, who has hit safely in nine straight games, will look to continue his hot offensive stretch.
|SEATTLE MARINERS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Trey Mancini - LF|
|Jean Segura - SS||Adam Jones - CF|
|Mitch Haniger - RF||Manny Machado - SS|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Danny Valencia - RF|
|Denard Span - DH||Mark Trumbo - DH|
|Ryon Healy - 1B||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Ben Gamel - LF||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Mike Zunino - C||Tim Beckham - 3B|
|Guillermo Heredia - CF||Caleb Joseph - C|
|James Paxton - LHP||Kevin Gausman - RHP|