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Wednesday night gamethread: @ Rays, 7:10 p.m.

The Orioles and Rays face off in game two of the series with David Hess pitching for the Orioles.

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It’s time for game two of the Orioles’ three-game series against the Rays. They dropped last night’s game so will have to win tonight if they want to continue their trend of not losing road series. Taking the mound for the Orioles is David Hess. Hess has made three starts this year. The first was awesome, the second pretty bad, and the third was one out short of a quality start. What will we see tonight? I vote for the first one.

Everyone’s favorite former slugger is on the bench again as Chris Davis continues to suffer from some kind of stomach troubles. Do you think Chris Davis is a giant baby when he’s sick? I bet he is. I’m just playing the odds.

With Davis on the bench, manager Brandon Hyde has opted to give Renato Núñez a start at first base with Trey Mancini getting moved to the DH spot. Interesting. This will be Núñez’s first time playing in the field this season.

Starting, or rather I should say opening, the game for the Rays is Ryne Stanek. Stanek has opened for the Rays three times this year, pitching two innings in the last two. One day I will learn how to talk about openers.

Orioles Lineup

1. Jonathan Villar (S) 2B

2. Trey Mancini (R) DH

3. Dwight Smith Jr. (L) LF

4. Renato Núñez (R) 1B

5. Rio Ruiz (L) 3B

6. Joey Rickard (R) RF

7. Jesús Sucre (R) C

8. Richie Martin (R) SS

9. Cedric Mullins (S) CF

Rays Lineup

1. Austin Meadows (L) RF

2. Tommy Pham (R) LF

3. Ji-Man Choi (L) 1B

4. Yandy Díaz (R) 3B

5. Brandon Lowe (L) 2B

6. Avisaíl García (R) DH

7. Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF

8. Mike Zunino (R) C

9. Willy Adames (R) SS

Let’s go O’s!