Orioles/Angels Start of Showalter

Buck Showalter’s era as Orioles manager has officially begun. He spoke to the players, along with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail on Tuesday afternoon, and a few of the O’s mentioned that he used the word “accountability” a lot. That’s a good thing.

Showalter said he will try to keep the lineup and rotation the same for a little while — so he can observe how things are going– before making any changes.

Below are your lineups, with big news on the Angels side with top outfield prospect Peter Bourjos called up to play center field. Torii Hunter is playing right field.

ORIOLES LINEUP
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Luke Scott DH
Adam Jones CF
Felix Pie LF
Matt Wieters C
Josh Bell 3B
Cesar Izturis SS

Jeremy Guthrie RHP

ANGELS LINEUP
Erick Aybar SS
Maicer Izturis 2B
Bobby Abreu LF
Torii Hunter RF
Hideki Matsui DH
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Howie Kendrick 1B
Mike Napoli C
Peter Bourjos CF

Trevor Bell RHP

1 Comment

Lets hope with a experienced ML Mrg that the players will bring new enthusiasm to the ballpark. They seemed to be just going through the motions for sometime. Leadership does matter. Lets see if the players can show they are not as bad as our pre Showalter record would indicate.

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