Orioles/Reds lineup and pregame tidbits

*Blake Davis makes another start at second base tonight after committing a costly error against the Pirates on Wednesday.  Manager Buck Showalter said he wants to give Davis another opportunity to succeed.

*Alfredo Simon (strained right hamstring) pitched today in Sarasota without any problems.  He is scheduled to throw 1-2 innings for Double-A Bowie as early as Sunday.  He is eligible to come off the disabled list and join the Orioles as early as Tuesday.

*Jake Arrieta (elbow inflammation) will throw a bullpen session today and Saturday.  Unless he experiences problems in those sessions, he will make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Cardinals.

*Brian Roberts (concussion-like symptoms) will get his wisdom teeth pulled

*This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since June 2005

 

ORIOLES LINEUP

J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF

Vladimir Guerrero DH

Luke Scott LF

Derrek Lee 1B

Matt Wieters C

Mark Reynolds 3B
Blake Davis 2B

Chris Jakubauskas RHP

REDS LINEUP
Chris Heisey LF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Joey Votto 1B
Scott Rolen 3B
Jay Bruce RF
Jonny Gomes DH
Drew Stubbs CF
Ramon Hernandez C
Paul Janish SS

Edinson Volquez RHP

-Avi Zaleon

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