"My approach doesn't change. I don't think about it like it's my first outing or I have faced this team before," Chen said through interpreter Tim Lin. "I just keep to routine and pitch."
Chen is 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA since joining the Orioles this season. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of those games.
Oftentimes, the big test in the majors for a pitcher comes in his second time around the league.
"I think with everything he does this year, there will be a first for everything so you don't know," said Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair. "There is a curiosity. You wonder how he is going to respond. We just don't know."
Bundy excels again
Right-hander Dylan Bundy continued his impressive streak for Low-A Delmarva. On Monday, facing Lakewood in Salisbury, Bundy allowed two hits and one unearned run in five innings. He struck out three and hit a batter. The lone run scored on a passed ball.
It was the longest outing of his pro career for the club's 2011 top pick (fourth overall).
The 19-year-old has started seven games for the Shorebirds. He has thrown 25 innings, giving up two runs — both unearned — on four hits and two walks. He has struck out 36 batters.
Around the horn
RHP Tommy Hunter is scheduled to start Wednesday's game at Kansas City, meaning LHP Dana Eveland will move to the bullpen. Eveland has had two days off since starting Friday and was available in relief Monday. … Results of an MRI on RHP Matt Lindstrom's right middle finger will likely be read by the end of Monday. Showalter said a specialist was needed to interpret the MRI results. Lindstrom could go to Sarasota to begin rehab with outfielder Endy Chavez and infielder Mark Reynolds. … Norfolk right-hander Joel Pineiro missed his last start with the Tides on Sunday with shoulder soreness, Showalter said. He is considered day-to-day right now. … Infielder Zelous Wheeler, designated for assignment last week, cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Double-A Bowie.
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