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

Josh Rogers makes his major league debut for the Orioles, who will attempt to ensure a series victory against the Blue Jays.

Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

The Orioles are riding a one-game win streak coming into tonight’s game against Toronto, the second of a three game series. Last night’s win, which snapped an eight game losing streak, may have looked unfamiliar to O’s fans watching in 2018. David Hess pitched six innings of shutout baseball, the offense came up with timely hits, and the O’s won going away. It was fun!

The big news in Birdland today is that Josh Rogers has been called up from Norfolk to make his major league debut tonight. Rogers is a left-handed pitcher that was acquired from the Yankees for Zach Britton. The 11th round draft pick from 2015 has a 2.08 ERA since joining Norfolk and a 3.07 ERA in four professional seasons. Mark Brown wrote in more detail about Rogers and him making tonight’s start earlier today. To make room for Rogers on the 40-man roster, Andrew Susac was placed on the restricted list.

Those fans tuning in to watch Rogers will not get to watch Cedric Mullins play. He missed Sunday’s game with a hip flexor injury but was back in action last night. Mullins is fine according to Buck; they’re just taking precaution. John Andreoli will make his first appearance as an Oriole in center field.

In Mullins’ absence, Jonathan Villar is hitting lead off. Craig Gentry gets a start in left field and is hitting second. (Not ideal.) Trey Mancini moves into the three hole after his five-RBI performance last night, moving Adam Jones down to cleanup. Caleb Joseph gets another start behind the plate.

Thomas Pannone starts for the Blue Jays and his making his second major league start. His first came against the Orioles and he threw seven scoreless inning. Only Trey Mancini got a hit off of him. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again.

Orioles lineup:

  • Jonathan Villar 2B
  • Craig Gentry LF
  • Trey Mancini DH
  • Adam Jones RF
  • Chris Davis 1B
  • Tim Beckham SS
  • Renato Núñez 3B
  • John Andreoli CF
  • Caleb Joseph C
  • Josh Rogers LHP

Blue Jays lineup:

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. SS
  • Devon Travis 2B
  • Justin Smoak 1B
  • Randal Grichuk RF
  • Kevin Pillar CF
  • Teoscar Hernandez DH
  • Danny Jansen C
  • Aledmys Diaz 3B
  • Billy McKinney LF
  • Thomas Pannone LHP