Orioles vs Nationals, Game 3: Lineups and Pregame Notes

*Dana Eveland is not with the team Sunday, although the Orioles will not officially begin his three-day paternity leave or add another player to the active roster until Tuesday. With Eveland traveling to California to be with his wife, Tommy Hunter will be available out of the bullpen if the Orioles are in need of a long reliever on Sunday.

*Reliever Matt Lindstrom could be an option to rejoin the team in Eveland’s absence. Lindstrom has been rehabbing a partially torn ligament in his right middle finger in the Minors, and manager Buck Showalter said the team was sending a scout to Bowie on Sunday to watch his outing and evaluate his readiness to return.

*Endy Chavez continues to rehab his strained hamstring in Sarasota, and manager Buck Showalter said it has been a slow process for him.

*Brian Matusz will start on Tuesday, with Jason Hammel scheduled to pitch Wednesday and Wei-Yin Chen likely to start on normal rest on Thursday.

*Chris Davis is out of the lineup on Sunday, which Showalter said was a combination of his 0-for-28 slump and the matchup with left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler.

Here’s the rest of Sunday’s lineups:

ORIOLES LINEUP

Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Steve Pearce RF
Ronny Paulino DH
Steve Tolleson LF
Robert Andino 3B

Jake Arrieta RHP

NATIONALS LINEUP

Steve Lombardozzi LF
Bryce Harper RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse DH
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Rick Ankiel CF
Jhonatan Solano C

Ross Detwiler LHP

4 Comments

Glad to see a better defensive team exception being VERY weak hitting 1st baseman and horrific fielding as well!!

Reynolds must be traded!!! He is a big ZERO!!!

Saw RedSox traded Youkillis. Did the Orioles ever consider trying to get him? Would have been a nice fit at 3rd base. Thanks

They kicked the tires on the idea, but he’s 33 and has dealt with some serious injuries as of late. The worry was he didnt have much left in the tank and the Os dont really need another aging veteran…

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