Live: Baysox vs. Harrisburg -- Notes and lineups

Good evening, everyone.

I'm sitting here in a packed press box at Prince George's Stadium with several members of the media to watch Double-A Bowie Baysox starting pitcher Brian Matusz against the Harrisburg Senators.


Orioles shortstop Cesar Izturis is making his first injury rehabilitation assignment for the Baysox, and Washington Nationals left-hander Matt Chico is starting for the Senators.

I'm told that Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young is also with the Senators, but he isn't in the starting lineup.


A short plug for the Baysox -- the team published its first podcast today. It contains pitching matchups and upcoming events at the ballpark.

Some game notes, courtesy of the two teams:

• After going 20-9 in June, the Senators have lost five of the first seven games in July.

• Baysox outfielder Danny Figueroa is batting .455 against Harrisburg so far this season, while shortstop Robert Valido and outfielder Jonathan Tucker both hold a .409 batting average against the Senators.

• Bowie relief pitcher Luis Lebron allowed back-to-back home runs to Altoona Curve first baseman Miles Durham and shortstop Brian Friday during yesterday's game. It was the first time since June 4, 2006 that the Baysox allowed back-to-back home runs.

Here are the starting lineups for tonight's game:HARRISBURG (35-47)

Michael Martinez 2B

Michael Daniel LF

Ian Desmond SS

Joel Guzman RF

Ofilio Castro 3B

Matt Whitney DH

Bill Rhinehart 1B

Luke Montz C

Edgardo Baez CF

Matt Chico LHP

BOWIE (46-38)

Cesar Izturis SS

Jonathan Tucker LF

Eric Crozier 1B

Michael Costanzo 3B

Miguel Abreu 2B

Ambiorix Concepcion RF

Adam Donachie C

Daniel Figueroa CF

Guillermo Rodriguez DH

Brian Matusz LHP

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