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Friday night Orioles game thread: at Angels, 10:07

No rest for the weary! One night after battling for 16 innings, the Orioles and Angels face off for the second game of their four-game series.

Baltimore Orioles v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

You’re tired. They’re tired. Everyone’s tired.

But Orioles baseball does not rest, people!

After playing for 16 innings, the Angels and Orioles will meet for the second game of their four-game set. A win will guarantee Baltimore, which won the marathon 10-8, at least a split with the Halos.

The ramifications of Thursday night’s and Friday morning’s affair are already being felt. The Angels had their would-be starter Griffin Canning pitch in relief last night, so they had to go with a Plan B for tonight. That is Nick Tropeano, who was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake, where he was 2-4 with a 7.66 ERA.

In two major league appearances this season, he was no record with an 8.31 ERA.

The Orioles, meanwhile, were able to stick with their planned starter, as Asher Wojciechowski will get the ball. He’s a modest 1-3 with a 3.91 ERA, but his last start was a gem as he allowed one hit in 7.1 scoreless innings of a 5-0 win over the Red Sox.

With a depleted bullpen, the O’s could certainly use another strong outing tonight. Here’s hoping the Birds decide to just play nine this time.

Orioles lineup

Jonathan Villar SS

Trey Mancini RF

Anthony Santander LF

Renato Nunez 3B

Chance Sisco C

Dwight Smith Jr. DH

Jace Peterson 2B

Chris Davis 1B

Stevie Wilkerson CF/RP

  • Asher Wojciechowski RHP

Angels lineup

David Fletcher 3B

Mike Trout CF

Shohei Ohtani DH

Justin Upton LF

Brian Goodwin RF

Andrelton Simmons SS

Luis Rengifo 2B

Matt Thaiss 1B

Dustin Garneau C

  • Nick Tropeano RHP