Orioles/Royals lineups and pregame tidbits

*The Orioles optioned Mark Hendrickson to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for newly acquired Jo-Jo Reyes, who will be used in relief for now. Hendrickson and the Orioles added a mutual agreement when his contract was purchased that allowed them to option him without being placed on waivers.

*Lefty Troy Patton, who was the obvious candidate to go for Reyes because he was supposed to leave the team, got his court date changed. Patton, who will have to go to Texas for a hearing stemming from a drunken driving arrest this winter, will leave the team after Aug. 28’s afternoon game and be back before the following night game. So, if he is still with the team, he won’t miss any time.

*As expected Tommy Hunter will start on Friday. Saturday’s candidate looks to be Chris Tillman (since Jake Arrieta will be placed on the DL) although Reyes is an option as is Brad Bergesen.

*The Orioles agreed to terms with 8th-round pick Johnny Ruettiger, a center fielder out of Arizona State. They now have three unsigned picks in the top 10: pitcher Dylan Bundy (1) and third basemen Jason Esposito (2), and Nick Delmonico (6).

*The Orioles also agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Willie Eye, who was in Oakland’s Triple-A club but opted out on August 1. Eyre still has to pass a physical for it to be official. The reliever went 4-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 39 games (2 starts) with Sacramento.

ORIOLES LINEUP

J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Chris Davis 1B
Mark Reynolds 3B
Matt Wieters C
Felix Pie LF
Robert Andino 2B

Jeremy Guthrie RHP

ROYALS LINEUP

Alex Gordon LF
Melky Cabrera CF
Billy Butler DH
Eric Hosmer 1B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Yamaico Navarro 3B
Chris Getz 2B
Alcides Escobar SS
Manuel Pina C

Luke Hochevar RHP

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The Orioles are currently a losing organization, and have been losing for over 20 years. However, most or some O’s fans know the O’s were the class of MLB from the mid 60s to the mid 80s. If those in charge and responsible haven’t already done so they need to examine what it took for that past success. This should already have been done, and this examination and implementation should be ongoing. In addition, regarding current times, the O’s decision makers should examine each win and preparation for each win this year, and implement the succesful measures which enabled them to win each particular game.

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