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Wednesday afternoon Orioles game thread: at Mets, 1:10

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The Orioles have a chance to sweep the Mets on Wednesday afternoon. It would only be two games, but it would still be the first sweep of the year. Dylan Bundy pitches against Zach Wheeler in the contest.

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Last night, the Orioles scored more runs than their opponent. This is what is known in sports as a "win." Apparently, if the Orioles win a second consecutive game this afternoon, thus achieving victory in each game of this series, that would be known as a "sweep."

Not that the Orioles suddenly solved any problems by winning last night's game, of course. Their starting pitcher pitched well against a bad offense, so it may not mean much, and their offense was generally bad against a bad starting pitcher. Another 2018 struggler awaits today in Zach Wheeler, who has a 5+ ERA. If you're in the NL with a 5+ ERA, that's pretty bad. But he still strikes out more than a batter per inning and his FIP is only 3.88, so maybe he's due for his luck to turn.

You already know the Orioles are putrid on the road. Here is one illustration: Their team batting line of .227/.285/.353 in away games. It is hard to be that bad - unless, of course, you are that bad, and then it's easy. And that's the space the Orioles comfortably occupy.

Today's Lineups

BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK METS
Trey Mancini - LF Brandon Nimmo - LF
Adam Jones - CF Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B
Manny Machado - SS Michael Conforto - CF
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Todd Frazier - 3B
Mark Trumbo - RF Jay Bruce - RF
Chris Davis - 1B Kevin Plawecki - C
Danny Valencia - 3B Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Chance Sisco - C Zack Wheeler - RHP
Dylan Bundy - RHP Amed Rosario - SS