Even though there was not any baseball yesterday for the Orioles due to the storms that battered the East Coast, there was still quite a flurry of activity from the Warehouse.
I really did want to see what the Orioles had planned for Jackie Robinson Day.
This week, the Orioles take on the Devil Rays in
Once again, roster changes took place on Sunday as outfielders Adam Stern and Jon Knott have been brought up from Triple-A Norfolk, while Kurt Birkins was sent back to the minors. Corey Patterson is currently on bereavement leave due to the death of his grandfather.
Well, there’s more good news – Ramon Hernandez should be back with the team on Monday to take batting practice and may rejoin the team during the
However, according to Spencer Fordin of the orioles.com, Ramon Hernandez and Jay Payton are still questionable for the Devil Rays series.
As we are into the third week of the season, the starting pitching has been for the most part on par, but the bullpen has been nothing short of awesome. The Washington Post’s Jorge Arangure, Jr. in his article, “A Most Compatible Cast of Characters”, harks on how deep the bullpen is this season, how well they mesh as pitchers and personality wise, as well the chemistry they seem to have.
More importantly, the bullpen is worlds’ better than it was last year.
Tonight’s starters: Adam Loewen (BAL), 1-1, 1.80 ERA vs. James Shields (TB) 1-0, 4.61 ERA.