Where's the rain when you need it?

Well, that was uneventful. It was most certainly uninspiring.
Maybe it was just a rehearsal. Time to really start playing.

The Orioles lost the suspended game, 5-1, with Kevin Millar’s throwing error allowing two runs to score in the eighth after Randor Bierd walked the first batter he faced.

Manager Dave Trembley ordered an intentional walk to Matt Stairs with Lyle Overbay on second base and one out. Bierd replaced Lance Cormier and walked Scott Rolen to load the bases before Millar fielded Adam Lind’s grounder and fired the ball over catcher Ramon Hernandez’s head. John McDonald, an RBI machine in this series, lifted a sacrifice fly to complete the scoring.

Here’s the lineup for the regular game, which is supposed to start at 1:55 p.m.:

Brian Roberts – 2B

Adam Jones – CF

Nick Markakis – RF

Aubrey Huff – 1B

Melvin Mora – 3B

Luke Scott – DH

Jay Payton – LF

Guillermo Quiroz – C

Juan Castro – SS

Daniel Cabrera – P

Before the game, Trembley was reminded that Hayden Penn had an impressive start on Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk, allowing two runs in seven innings.

“One time doesn't get him a plane ticket here. It puts him back on the radar is what it does,” Trembley said. “We'll follow him a little more closely and we'll be anxious to see if he can repeat it.”

Jamie Walker allowed three runs – including a homer – and five hits in one inning today at Double-A Bowie.

Alex Cintron went 1-for-2 with a strikeout.

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