Orioles hope to rebound from crazy night at Comerica
By By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun|
Aug 18, 2012 at 5:06 PM
DETROIT — The Orioles hope to rebound from last night's tough 5-3 loss to the Tigers here at Comerica Park.
The O's will send Zach Britton to the mound for a spot start. Britton has struggled in five starts, allowing at least four earned runs in four of them.
There's still a lot of buzz about Mark Reynolds' comments about the umpiring in Friday's game. Reynolds said he expects to be fined and retreated from one of his statements.
In other news...
** The Orioles optioned Joe Mahoney to Triple-A Norfolk in order to Britton. Right-hander Steve Johnson, the other option to start tonight, remains with the team and will likely serve as a long reliever tonight behind Britton.
** Right-hander Chris Tillman received a $750 fine from the commissioner's office for hitting Royals catcher Salvador Perez in last Saturday's game against the Royals. Tillman hit Perez in the sixth inning with a 2-0 fastball after Perez homered off him earlier in the game.
** Right-hander Zach Petersime is starting tonight's game for Triple-A Norfolk – Britton was originally scheduled to pitch – marking the 25th Tides starting pitcher this season, tying an International League record.
Here are the lineups for tonight's game:
Orioles Nick Markakis RF J.J. Hardy SS Nate McLouth LF Adam Jones CF Matt Wieters C Chris Davis DH Mark Reynolds 1B Manny Machado 3B Robert Andino 2B Zach Britton LHP