Holy moly, this is the 80th game of the year. Although June has felt like three months just on its own, the season has flown by, and it’s impossible not to like the position the club is in right now. James Paxton squares off against one of Baltimore’s two good starting pitchers in Kevin Gausman, and the lineup is, well, a little different:
Here's the updated lineup after Cruz was scratched with lower back tightness ... pic.twitter.com/HxaOsNcFB0— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 26, 2018
Get well soon, Neli. The Orioles are running out an almost entirely right-handed lineup, and old friend Danny Valencia is batting cleanup and playing right field. He’s actually been hitting okay, too, bringing a 114 wRC+ with surprisingly minimal platoon splits to today’s game. Other than Manny Machado, though, this lineup looks pretty toothless. Here’s to the Big Maple carving them up.
Game Time: 4:05 PDT
TV: ROOTNW, MLB.tv
Radio: 710 ESPN, MLB At Bat