Where: Camden Yards
First pitch: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan
Adam Jones out of lineup
After playing in just 137 games last season, his fewest since 2009, Adam Jones is missing the third game of the season with sore ribs. That might not seem significant, but the 30-year-old center fielder averaged 160 games played from 2012 to 2014. So before 2015, it had been a while since he sat with any regularity.
Jones appeared uncomfortable after striking out in the eighth Wednesday. With Jones not starting, Rule 5 pick Joey Rickard is starting in center field and leading off for the first time. Nolan Reimold makes his first start of the season, batting second and playing left field.
What to watch
1. BizzarO's. The Orioles are 2-0 in large part thanks to a .380 on-base percentage (third-best in the majors) and some aggressiveness on the base paths. Can't say either is expected of the club in 2016, but can the Orioles remain patient and combine their big bats with some healthy plate disipline?
2. Ubaldo. Ubaldo Jimenez had a mixed spring, failing to last an inning in his first and last exhibition starts while squeezing one earned run in 6 1/3 innings in his middle two outings. Whch Jimenez will show up for his season debut?
3. K machine. In 2015, Orioles pitchers struck out 7.6 batters per game. In two games this season, they've fanned 23 (fifth-most in the American League) for an average of 11.5 per game. That has contributed to the team holding the Twins to an AL-low four runs. Will that mound dominance continue?