Years from now, when historians look back on the debacle that was the 2018 Orioles, one thing that will stand out is their sheer ineptitude on the road.
When you look at their 27-50 home record, you think, “Wow, that’s horrible.” But then you see their 18-60 road record and you think, “Wow, that’s...not even mathematically possible, is it? I mean, how on earth?” And then your brain explodes. It’s epically, mind-bogglingly bad.
The good news is that tonight begins the Orioles’ final road series of the year, a three-game set at Fenway, and then they can throw their gray jerseys straight into the garbage. The Orioles are 1-6 in Boston this year. How did they win one?
The O’s have a new-look lineup in this one. Chris Davis is out of the lineup for a second straight game after taking an 0-for-5 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday that dropped his average to .168. This time, he’s sitting against a righty, Nate Eovaldi.
Adam Jones is making his first start in left field as an Oriole. The last time he played the position was in 2007 as a 21-year-old with the Mariners, when he started 11 games there. DJ Stewart, who is 7-for-12 with five extra-base hits after going 0-for-13 to start his big league career, gets his first start in right field.
- Cedric Mullins CF
- Trey Mancini 1B
- Jonathan Villar SS
- Adam Jones LF
- DJ Stewart RF
- Tim Beckham DH
- Renato Nunez 3B
- Steve Wilkerson 2B
- Caleb Joseph C
SP Dylan Bundy