[Back for its second year, "Down the Stretch" is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.] About last night
Current hitters on the Orioles roster have batted a combined .203 against Dempster for their careers. It's a particularly grim matchup for J.J. Hardy, who is just 3-for-32 (.094) lifetime against the right-hander.
Other games that matter
Yankees (Pettitte) at Blue Jays (Dickey), 7:07 p.m.