Orioles/Indians lineups and pregame tidbits


Welcome to Cleveland. I’ve only been here once and that was to see LeBron James play. Which is now a four-letter word around here. Orioles manager Buck Showalter made a reference to LeBron as well before it hit him that it probably wasn’t the best athlete to bring up.

*Alfredo Simon will stay get save opportunities, but Showalter said it won’t be just Simon who does. Who gets the ball in the 9th will be decided on a situation basis and could include guys like Michael Gonzalez and Koji Uehara.

*Struggling rookie Josh Bell is off today, with Showalter wanting to get Corey Patterson in the lineup as DH and keep Wiggy and Scott in the lineup as well. Bell will work in the cages with hitting coach Terry Crowley.

*Starting pitchers Jake Arrieta and Justin Masterson is a rematch of sorts from 2006 when Arrieta was at TCU and Masterson at SD State. Following a lead-off walk to Walker in the second inning, Masterson
retired the next 22 batters he face, before allowing a one-out single
off the bat of Kervin in the ninth inning. He needed just 103 pitches
for his fourth complete game of the season as he struck out 11 batters
in the game.

2B Brian Roberts
RF Nick Markakis
3B Ty Wigginton
1B Luke Scott
CF Adam Jones
LF Felix Pie
CA Matt Wieters
DH Corey Patterson
SS Cesar Izturis

RHP Jake Arrieta

CF Michael Brantley
SS Asdrubal Cabrera
RF Shin-Soo Choo
1B Matt Laporta
DH Jordan Brown
LF Trevor Crowe
3B Luis Valbuena
2B Jason Donald
CA Lou Marson

RHP Justin Masterson 

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