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Thursday, May 27: O's visit first place White Sox for first of 4 games, weather permitting


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Gametime:  8:10 EDT

Forecast:  57 degrees, and there is a good chance of rain

Roster MoveDillon Tate added to the roster to take the vacant spot left by Dean Kremer's demotion yesterday

MatchupBruce Zimmermann (L) vs Dylan Cease (R)


1. Nick Madrigal (R) 2B
2. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
3. Yoan Moncada (S) 3B
4. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
5. Yermin Mercedes (R) DH
6. Andrew Vaughn (R) LF
7. Leury Garcia (S) RF
8. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
9. Danny Mendick (R) SS

1. Cedric Mullins (L) CF
2. Trey Mancini (R) 1B
3. Anthony Santander (S) DH
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
6. DJ Stewart (L) RF
7. Stevie Wilkerson (S) 2B
8. Chance Sisco (L) C
9. Ryan McKenna (R) LF

Orioles Bench
Ryan Mountcastle (R) -- nursing sore hand after being hit by pitch Tuesday; may not be available
Pedro Severino (R)
Pat Valaika (R)

Orioles Bullpen Availability (last pitched)

     Shawn Armstrong (1.0 IP, 13p yesterday)

     Paul Fry* (2.0 IP, 25p Sunday)   
     Adam Plutko (1.0 IP, 27 p Tuesday)
     Cole Sulser (0.1 IP, 22p Sunday;  1.0 IP, 18p Saturday)
     Tanner Scott* (1.0 IP, 10p yesterday;  0.1 IP, 18p Monday)
     Dillon Tate (1 inning Tuesday at Norfolk)

     Cesar Valdez (0.1 IP, 13p Monday; 1.0 IP, 15 Sunday)
     Tyler Wells (1.0 IP, 20p Monday) 
     Brandon Waddell* (1.0 IP for Norfolk last Friday night)   

*Lefthanders noted with asterisks

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White Sox have the 2nd best record in the American League, behind only Tampa.

The Orioles will start 3 lefthanded pitchers in the 4 game series, and the White Sox hit lefties quite well:

vs RH:  .247/.337/.385/.722
vs LH:  .282/.359/.475/.834

The White Sox are managed by Tony LaRussa.   He managed the White Sox when the Orioles defeated Chicago in the 1983 ALCS 38 years ago.   No player on either team tonight was alive when that series was played.

The White Sox starting LF tonight, Andrew Vaughn, was the first player from the 2019 MLB Draft to make the majors.   The second player from that draft to make the majors is starting pitcher Alek Manoah, who is at this moment on the mound for the Blue Jays in his major league debut.   I wonder if Adley Rutschman will be the next?


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Lineup notes:

Mountcastle not playing, McKenna in LF so maybe Mountcastle's hand is still in bad shape.

Sisco starts for the second game in a row, good to see that.

Santander DHs for the second straight game, wonder if he is bothered by something leg related and they don't want him in the field?

We maxed out with 6 lefties in the lineup vs Cease, who gives up a career .730 OPS to RH batters and .825 to LH batters.

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12 minutes ago, Greenpastures23 said:

I was just looking at the radar an hour ago and noticed some nasty storms in Oklahoma

I looked when I posted that and kind of clears out around Chicago about game time. Might get some in anyways...

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