Orioles @ Cubs Game 1

Greetings from Wrigley Field, where the Orioles are facing the Cubs here for the first time since 2008. I’ve never been here and have already taken a slew of photos, which you can check out on my Instagram and Facebook pages.

*Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Manny Machado will be not be ready to play when he’s eligible from the disabled list on Wednesday. Machado, who has been traveling with the team, is rehabbing back from a ligament sprain in his right knee and there’s no timetable for him to start baseball activities. The team had originally hoped he would be able to go out on a rehab assignment when they return to Baltimore on Monday, but obviously that’s not happening now. Showalter said he hoped to give reporters more clarity on that situation on Saturday.

*Steve Pearce continues to stay in the lineup with Chris Davis at third. Pearce is a little under the weather and Showalter said he will continue to monitor that.

*The Bowie Baysox announced today that four Baysox players have been named to the 2014 Eastern League Season Ending All-Star Team. Christian Walker was selected at first base, Niuman Romero at third base, Dariel Alvarez in the outfield and Oliver Drake as the relief pitcher.

*The Orioles are facing former teammate Jake Arrieta today and Tsuyoshi Wada on Sunday. Here are your lineups…

Nick Markakis RF
Steve Pearce 1B
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz LF
Chris Davis 3B
J.J. Hardy SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Kevin Gausman RHP

Arismendy Alcantara CF
Javier Baez SS
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Luis Valbuena 3B
Chris Coghlan LF
Ryan Sweeney RF
Logan Watkins 2B
John Baker C

Jake Arrieta RHP

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