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

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This is not a typo: the Orioles would complete a sweep if they can get a win tonight with Alex Cobb on the mound

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It sounds impossible, but the Orioles could sweep a three-game series tonight against an opponent, the Blue Jays, that have given them a ton of trouble this season. After that, they travel to Kansas City to take on the Royals, a team with a slightly better record, but the argument could be made that they are, in fact, worse than the O’s. If the winning continues the Orioles will not be the worst team in the league...so they won’t get the top pick in the draft...which would be bad...crap. Now that I think about it, this is actually very Orioles.

Alex Cobb is on the mound again. He has been ridiculously good this month (1.80 ERA in August) and there are no signs of him slowing down. That’s nice to see. He passed through waivers, so he could be dealt before the end of the week, but that remains unlikely. The Orioles would do well to hold onto him, continue to see him pitch well and possibly flip him in the next year or so if his value is high enough.

Cedric Mullins is out of the lineup yet again. The hip must seriously be bothering him. At least, let’s hope that is the reason the switch hitter isn’t playing against a left-handed pitcher. Surely, Buck cannot be platooning the rookie so soon?

Orioles lineup

  1. Jonathan Villar, 2B
  2. Craig Gentry, LF
  3. Trey Mancini, DH
  4. Adam Jones, RF
  5. Chris Davis, 1B
  6. Tim Beckham, SS
  7. Renato Nunez, 3B
  8. John Andreoli, CF
  9. Austin Wynns, C
  • RHP Alex Cobb

Blue Jays lineup

  1. Billy McKinney, LF
  2. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., SS
  3. Justin Smoak, 1B
  4. Kendrys Morales, DH
  5. Randal Grichuk, RF
  6. Kevin Pillar, CF
  7. Russell Martin, C
  8. Aledmys Diaz, 3B
  9. Devon Travis, 2B
  • LHP Ryan Borucki