Orioles vs. Rays Game 3

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Greetings from a very cold Camden Yards, where the grounds crew scraped ice off the field earlier this morning. The Orioles and Rays, after being postponed last night, are playing the series finale this afternoon with the series second game to be made up at a later date.

*Part of the reason the Orioles did not play a double header today is that both clubs are feeling the effects of flu-like symptoms. Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi was sent home on Monday and the Orioles sent both Evan Meek and Adam Jones home on Tuesday afternoon. Both Meek and Jones are back today –though clearly not 100 percent– and Jones was moved to designated hitter after originally being in at center field today.

*Bud Norris is also available in the bullpen as there’s a couple other guys who aren’t feeling well and manager Buck Showalter wants to make sure the team is covered. The rotation following Chris Tillman on Friday will be based off of whether Norris is used today or not.

The Orioles disinfected the whole locker room and shower area, including the pool sticks and ping pong paddles yesterday in hopes of ending this highly-contagious bug.

*Jackie Robinson Day is a day late for the Orioles and Rays, who will both wear No. 42 with yesterday’s rainout.

*Kevin Gausman lasted less than four innings in his start for Triple-A Norfolk last night and Showalter said he developed a blister on his pitching hand.

ORIOLES LINEUP
Nick Markakis RF
Nelson Cruz LF
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones DH
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
David Lough CF
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Miguel Gonzalez RHP

RAYS LINEUP
Ben Zobrist 2B
Wil Myers RF
Matt Joyce DH
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Desmond Jennings CF
David DeJesus LF
Yunel Escobar SS
Jose Molina C
Jake Odorizzi RHP

2 Comments

Hi Britt !!
Ice on the Fields ? lol Glad to hear that the guys are feeling better as we need
both AJ10 and Meek as Integral Parts of our Team !! I am really pumped up about
Miggie Gonzalez Pitching Today !! The Guy doesn’t get his Due when it comes to
what he Brings to our Team; Just Sayin’ !! Lombardozzi has been a God-Send at
2nd Base !! Bringing some Stability to the position. How about Manny ? WOW !! This Kid has Worked so HARD on his Rehab !! Great to see that he is on his way
into the Starting Line-Up !! He has been sitting in my Fantasy Leagues as all the
guys I Play with Wonder – What the HECK are you doing sitting on this Guy ?? lol
I will be the One LAUGHING when Manny starts RACKING Up the Points for My
Fantasy Teams … LOL !! Have a Great Day Britt and Stay Warm !! Keep Up your
Fantastic Reporting as I really Love being ” ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE GAME ”
AND … YOUR REPORTING KEEPS ME THERE !! THANKS !!!
RICHARD

BTW !!! Looking Forward to Crush Davis and Cruz coming ALIVE TODAY !!
COME ON GUYS … HOW ABOUT A COUPLE OF DEEP BALLS FOR THE
GUY IN OREGON THAT IS BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY !!! I KNOW IT IS EARLY
IN THE SEASON … BUT; I KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO WARM – UP AND WHAT
BETTER TEAM TO TAKE IT OUT ON … THAN THE TAMPA BAY RAYS !! LOL !!!
SORRY ABOUT YOUR LUCK – ODORIZZI … GOIN’ DEEP WITH THE ORIOLES !!!
RD

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