Orioles vs. Angels lineups and pregame notes

*Nick Markakis was not cleared to swing today as he had hoped, and the new goal is Friday for the right-fielder to pick up a bat and start taking dry swings with a fungo. Markakis is clearly frustrated he’s not healing as quickly as he thought, but it’s important for the wound to heal before he starts swinging and testing that right wrist.

Manager Buck Showalter said he doesn’t foresee Markakis returning before the team’s trip to Anaheim, and acknowledged “it will be close” to the All-Star break.

*Orioles reliever Dana Eveland is on his way back from California, after wife Ashley gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy named Asher Perry, on Saturday night at 10:32 p.m.  According to the couple’s Twitter feed, Asher was born at seven lbs, nine ounces and 20 1/4 inches.

Eveland, who left the team after Saturday’s game, is expected to arrive in Baltimore during tonight’s game at some point.

*Matt Lindstrom is here and the plan is for him to play long toss and be activated on Wednesday. Showalter said with Monday’s off day, the bullpen is in good shape being down an arm and they’d prefer to give Lindstrom –who threw for Bowie on Sunday — two full days off. Tommy Hunter is also available out of the ‘pen tonight if needed and he’s a candidate to start on Saturday. It will probably be someone up here for that start, although Showalter didn’t want to completely rule out the possibility of calling someone up from Triple-A.

Jake Arrieta will start on Friday with Sunday Brian Matusz.

*Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer saluted 10 year-old Lindsey Duquette and others suffering from the kidney disease FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome while receiving The NephCure Foundation 2012 Public Service Award Sunday, June 24 at Countdown To A Cure – Baltimore at the Kettle Hill Restaurant. The charity affair, attended by over 100 people, was the culmination of a series of events encompassing “NephCure Day” in the City of Baltimore, helping raise over $30,000 for The NephCure Foundation, which fights the kidney disease FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome by funding research and providing education to families dealing with these diseases.


Mike Trout LF
Torii Hunter RF
Albert Pujols 1B
Mark Trumbo DH
Howie Kendrick
Erick Aybar SS
Maicer Izturis 3B
Peter Bourjos CF
John Hester C

CJ Wilson LHP


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

Brian Matusz LHP


Are there any stats on how many different lineups that Orioles have started games with this season? Curious how it compares to other teams in the MLB, and prior Orioles teams.

You could try baseball reference maybe. Not sure.

i was at this game and it was the most suckiest game i have ever seen the orioles played since i moved to baltimore not too long ago and buck he shouldnt have started hammel he should have started eveland or o’day or jim johnson or chen instead of hammel but they need to wake up and take this game they played today and use it as a wake up call and take all of their anger out on the indians and either take 3 out of 4 from the indians or they can sweep the indians but they just need to win 5 games to get back at the top of the AL EAST STANDINGS AND NOT THE FREAKIN YANKEES.

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