Top pitching prospect Zach Britton will start tonight for Triple-A Norfolk, and what happens in that game could go a long way in determining whether struggling Brad Bergesen makes his next start. If Britton, who will likely be on an innings limit and shut down before season's end, is scratched or has an abbreviated outing, I think that's a good sign that he'll be pitching Saturday in Kansas City opposite Zack Greinke. Chris Tillman, another option, is scheduled to pitch Thursday for the Tides, but he did not have a good last outing for Norfolk, and you would think the Orioles have played this game long enough with yanking him back and forth from the minors to the majors. An internal option is to give Mark Hendrickson or Matt Albers a spot start, but with the starters going so short in games, it's hard to imagine the Orioles being able to hold one of those guys out to use in the rotation. Either way, I'd be surprised at this point if Bergesen makes his next start. In three outings since the All-Star break, he has allowed 19 earned runs, 29 hits and six walks in 16 1/3 innings. Ouch.