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Saturday night Orioles game thread: at Nationals, 6:05

Yesterday the Orioles shut out the Nationals, 11-0. I’d like another game just like that please.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals
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The Orioles scored 11 runs in last night’s win and they only needed one. Hopefully they don’t end up needing any of those other 10 runs tonight. With Thomas Eshelman as the starting pitcher, they just might. I don’t mean any offense to Mr. Eshelman. He did well in his only appearance so far this season, giving up one run in 3.1 innings against the Marlins. And I’m sure as a person he really rawks. But it’s hard to have a lot of confidence in an 85 mph fastball.

Maybe I’m being unfair, after all Tommy Milone doesn’t throw much harder and he gave the Nationals fits last night. Maybe slow fastballs are the new market inefficiency?

Here are your lineups:


1. Hanser Alberto (R) 2B

2. Anthony Santander (S) RF

3. Jose Iglesias (R) SS

4. Rio Ruiz (L) 3B

5. Renato Nunez (R) DH

6. Chance Sisco (L) C

7. Dwight Smith Jr (L) LF

8. Chris Davis (L) 1B

9. Austin Hays (R) CF

SP: Thomas Eshelman (RHP)


1. Trea Turner (R) SS

2. Adam Eaton (L) RF

3. Starlin Castro (R) 2B

4. Juan Soto (L) LF

5. Howie Kendrick (R) DH

6. Eric Thames (L) 1B

7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) 3B

8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C

9. Victor Robles (R) CF

SP: Austin Voth (RHP)

Let’s go O’s!