Angels vs. Orioles

Hey this is Derek filling in for Brittany on the blog today.

It’s raining pretty consistently here at the park, with intermittent bursts of heavy rain. The tarp came off the field momentarily, but the grounds crew rushed to get it back on and there it remains.(UPDATE 4:40: The sun is peeking through the clouds and rain has stopped. Extended forecast didn’t sound quite as promising.)

Here are a few notes to chew on until they make a decision on whether or not they’ll play tonight:

*Dylan Bundy (right flexor mass tightness) threw today with no problems. He’ll throw 25 times again tomorrow from 60 feet.

*Nolan Reimold, who is seeing a physical therapist for his strained hamstring, could go out on a rehab assignment by the end of the homestand, manager Buck Showalter said.

*Alexi Casilla jammed his right index finger sliding into second base on a stolen base attempt Sunday. He’s not in the starting lineup, but he’ll play catch before the game to determine if he’ll be available off the bench.

*Miguel Gonzalez and his wife are expecting the birth of their child within the next week or so. Gonzalez is slated to pitch Tuesday opposite Jason Vargas.

*Brian Roberts was in the Orioles clubhouse today. It doesn’t exactly mark the next step in his recovery process, but it allows him to get back to the clubhouse environment, which he said is a great motivator.

*Showalter said they’ll likely do the same thing with Wei-Yin Chen (strained oblique) when he’s healthy enough to throw off a mound.

Here are tonight’s scheduled starting lineups:

Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
JJ Hardy SS
Chris Dickerson DH
Ryan Flaherty 2B

Freddy Garcia P

Angels

Mike Trout LF
Josh Hamilton RF
Albert Pujols DH
Mark Trumbo 1B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Erick Aybar SS
Chris Iannetta C
Peter Bourjos CF

Jered Weaver P

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