In a season like this, Orioles fans need the occasional reminder of why they tune in so often. Cedric Mullins and the gang provided fans that feeling last night. Baseball is fun. Winning is fun.
The Orioles are going to keep playing baseball. Can they win again today?
If the Birds hope to string a pair of wins together, it will need to come on the back of Dean Kremer. Kremer gave the team a chance to win in his first start back in the rotation. The righty allowed three runs in 5.1 innings during an eventual loss to Cleveland.
The Orioles remain hopeful that Kremer can get back on track this season. He faces a tall task in a high-octane Toronto offense, but if old Tommy Eshelman can keep them in check then why can’t Kremer?
Mullins will take his usual place atop the lineup and in center field. He will be joined in the outfield by Anthony Santander and DJ Stewart. Trey Mancini will play first, while Ryan Mountcastle serves as the designated hitter.
Freddy Galvis will hit second and play short. Stevie Wilkerson will take second and Maikel Franco will handle the hot corner. Austin Wynns will catch Kremer.
For the Orioles:
1. Cedric Mullins CF
2. Freddy Galvis SS
3. Trey Mancini 1B
4. Anthony Santander RF
5. Ryan Mountcastle DH
6. DJ Stewart LF
7. Maikel Franco 3B
8. Stevie Wilkerson 2B
9. Austin Wynns C
Starting Pitcher : RHP Dean Kremer