I'd prefer to play Mountcastle at 1B. Playing Davis at all is crazy - he's been the single worst player in MLB the last 2 or 3 years - setting all kinds of records for putridity. That's a thing - because of Chris Davis.
That should be a non-issue. There should be plenty of at bats for everyone that matters. Smith obviously doesn't matter, and there's no reason for them to favor Williams or Stewart with at bats over Diaz - zippy - none.
Remember, the Orioles suffered a crushing loss to Aaron Judge and the Yankees on his 3-run home run in the 9th and final inning ........ yet they somehow not only came back to win their next game, they won all 3 games of their ensuing series against the D-Rays.
After getting swept by the lowly-regarded Florida Marlins, the Orioles will try to somehow defeat the defending world champions tonight ........
BALTIMORE O RIOLES ))))) (vs. NATIONALS, 8/07)
Hanser Joel Alberto Pena - 2B
Anthony Santander - RF
Jose Antonio Iglesias Aleman - SS
Renato Nunez - DH
John Dwight "J.D." Smith, Jr. - LF
Pedro Severino De Leon - C
Rio Ruiz - 3B
Chris Davis - 1B
Austin Charles Bryan "C.B." Hays - CF
Tomaso Anthony Milone - LHP )) (0-1, 5.63 ERA)
Anibal Alejandro Sanchez, Jr. - RHP )) (0-1, 7.20 ERA)