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Monday night Orioles game thread: vs. Blue Jays, 7:05

The Orioles haven’t beaten the Blue Jays since the second week of April, when the Birds’ roster was almost completely different. Can the new-look crew snap the drought?

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

When you lose as many games as the Orioles have, pretty soon they all start to blend together. Did you know the Orioles have lost eight games in a row? Or that they’re 5-19 in August? Is anyone even keeping track anymore? Does any of it even matter? Dude, why are we all on this big blue orb in space, anyway? Really makes you think.

For tonight, at least, the Orioles’ immediate goal is to try to beat the Blue Jays for the first time since April 11. In that game, the Orioles’ four pitchers were Kevin Gausman, Richard Bleier, Darren O’Day, and Brad Brach. The offense was led by four doubles, hit by Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Pedro Alvarez, and Chance Sisco. Exactly zero of those eight players are still on the Orioles’ active roster.

The good news is that Cedric Mullins is back. He sat out Sunday’s game with hip soreness, which sounded like it could keep him out for a while, but I guess he’s feeling better. Or he’s trying to soldier through lingering pain and will put up terrible numbers for the rest of the year. That’s the Orioles way.

  1. Cedric Mullins CF
  2. Jonathan Villar 2B
  3. Adam Jones RF
  4. Chris Davis 1B
  5. Trey Mancini DH
  6. Tim Beckham SS
  7. Renato Nunez 3B
  8. Jace Peterson LF
  9. Caleb Joseph C

David Hess SP