Orioles vs. Rays Game 2, with pregame notes

*The Orioles have added a pair of pitchers with September call-ups: right-handers Oliver Drake and Steven Johnson. They also reinstated Chaz Roe from the disabled list.

*No word yet on Miguel Gonzalez’s MRI, which was done on his right elbow and shoulder. The team is preparing in the event that he can’t make his next start, which should be easy to navigate around given Thursday’s off day. Assuming the bullpen doesn’t get a ton of work tonight, they will start a reliever in Wednesday’s game and have Kevin Gausman pushed to Friday. This move would also keep Wei-Yin Chen from pitching in Toronto as their lineup is putting up historic numbers against lefties. It also gives Gausman a little extra ret.

Tyler Wilson threw a four-inning simulated game today and it went well. Mike Wright is slated to start tonight for Triple-A. Both are options to join the Orioles at some point this month.

*At least five Orioles Minor Leaguers will play for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League: pitchers Jon Keller and Donnie Hart, catcher Chance Sisco, infielder Adrian Marin and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. The team, with Triple-A Norfolk’s Sean Berry serving as hitting coach, also has two TBA spots for Baltimore. One of those could be Hunter Harvey.

*Shortstop J.J. Hardy took ground balls and is hoping to work up to sprinting in the next few days. He’s still targeting a return in one week, which is the first day he’s eligible to come off the disabled list.

*The Orioles are celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s  record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game tonight.  Ripken will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of a variety of commemorative events to honor the anniversary of him passing New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig, on September 6, 1995.


Grady Sizemore LF
Daniel Nava RF
Evan Longoria 3B
John Jaso DH
Logan Forsythe 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
James Loney 1B
Brandon Guyer CF
JP Arencibia C

Drew Smyly LHP


Manny Machado 3B
Steve Pearce LF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph DH
Dariel Alvarez RF
Paul Janish SS

Chris Tillman RHP

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