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Friday night Orioles game thread: vs. Rays, 7:35

After yesterday’s double dose of disappointment, the Orioles get another chance against the Rays tonight.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
Orioles starter Alex Cobb delivering a pitch to the plate.
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Yesterday was a long day for the Orioles, as they dropped both games of their doubleheader against Tampa Bay. With the 2020 season winding down, the Birds get back out on the field this evening for another crack at besting the Rays.

Alex Cobb (4-4, 5.03 ERA) is making the start for Baltimore and it will be his second appearance since returning from the injured list. Unfortunately, Cobb has been trending in the wrong direction as the year has progressed. In July (two starts) he put up a 2.89 ERA and in August that number rose to 4.85 (five starts). His most recent and only start in September, he allowed five runs, including three homers, in four innings.

In his lone start this season against the Rays, Cobb gave up two runs over the course of four innings.

Tampa Bay will counter with right-hander Tyler Glasnow (7-2, 4.47 ERA), who has made two starts this season against the O’s. On August 1st he took a no-decision after surrendering two earned runs in 4.2 innings and on August 25th he was credited with a win after holding Baltimore to two runs over seven innings with 13 strikeouts.

Hanser Alberto is hitting .182 in 11 career at-bats against Glasnow and Rio Ruiz is hitting .231 in 13 at-bats. Renato Nunez — who is 3-for-12 with a pair of home runs against the Rays’ right-hander — is on the bench, while Ryan Mountcastle is batting cleanup and playing first base.

Orioles lineup

  1. Cedric Mullins CF
  2. Hanser Alberto 2B
  3. DJ Stewart RF
  4. Ryan Mountcastle 1B
  5. Chance Sisco DH
  6. Austin Hays LF
  7. Rio Ruiz 3B
  8. Bryan Holaday C
  9. Andrew Velazquez SS

Alex Cobb RHP

Rays lineup

  1. Yoshi Tsutsugo DH
  2. Randy Arozarena LF
  3. Brandon Lowe 2B
  4. Mike Brosseau 3B
  5. Nate Lowe 1B
  6. Manuel Margot CF
  7. Hunter Renfroe RF
  8. Willy Adames SS
  9. Michael Perez C

Tyler Glasnow RHP