Orioles vs. Pirates lineups and pregame notes

*In case you missed it, lefty Brian Matusz (nose contusion) has been scratched and Jake Arrieta will get the start. Matusz is slated to pitch on Friday, which bumps back Jason Hammel and avoids Hammel pitching twice in InterLeague parks on that knee. Tommy Hunter will throw Thursday.

*Endy Chavez is still on the active roster today and he said right now the team will wait ot see how his right hamstring injury progresses over the next day or two before deciding on a move. Chavez strained the hamstring when he hit the first base bag in the sixth inning of last night’s game and he limped over to second base.

*The July 14  Orioles-Tigers game has been changed from 7:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. and will now be broadcast on FOX>  July 14 also marks the unveiling of the Jim Palmer sculpture as part of the Orioles Legends Celebration Series. The Palmer sculpture unveiling will take place at 2:15 p.m. that day, with all ballpark gates opening at 2:00 p.m.

Fans holding tickets for July 14 who are unable to attend due to the time change may exchange their tickets at the Orioles Box Office or send their tickets to Baltimore Orioles, ATTN: July 14 Exchange, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing of mail exchanges. Ticket exchanges can be made for any remaining non-prime game this season and must be completed prior to July 14.

Tickets for the July 14 game or any other game in the Orioles Legends Celebration Series, as well as a special five-game package, are available for purchase at http://www.orioles.com/legends. The list of remaining dates is below.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Steve Pearce LF
Ryan Flaherty RF

Jake Arrieta RHP

PIRATES LINEUP
Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones DH
Casey McGehee 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Jose Tabata RF
Clint Barmes SS
Michael McKenry C

Kevin Correia RHP

1 Comment

Is the statue ceremony really happening that long before the game? I had to miss the Frank Robinson game, so I am unsure on how the timing for the ceremonies are.

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