Orioles pregame notes: Steve Pearce batting second; Caleb Joseph gets the start

Not a lot to see here Friday in the Orioles’ lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards.

Steve Pearce is batting second and Caleb Joseph starts again. Those are the only slight changes – and they really aren’t surprising at this point.

Ubaldo Jimenez is on the mound tonight and he is looking for his first win at Camden Yards. Not really a good thing considering it is mid-June and he was paid $50 million over four years to be the Orioles’ ace.

And one last thing: Yes, the tarp was on the field here. And then the crew took the tarp off the field. So, who knows? Yes rain is in the forecast. Hoping we get it in. We’ll see.

Orioles lineup: Markakis 9, Pearce 7, Jones 8, Davis 3, Cruz DH, Hardy 6, Machado 5, Schoop 4, Joseph 2. Jimenez 1. 

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