Coming off a brutal four-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees, Baltimore returns home for three games against the Atlanta Braves. With a 20-26 record, the Orioles are running out of time to make it back into the playoff race.
Jorge López (1-0) takes the mound for Baltimore tonight, as he faces off against Atlanta’s Touki Toussaint (0-1). Both pitchers have started less than five games this season, so they will both be relying on run support to have a quality outing.
The O’s made several big transactions today, inserting Austin Hays back into the lineup and placing Chris Davis on the 10-day injured list. Hays will start in left field tonight, most likely due to the recent success of Cedric Mullins in center field this year. Additionally, Ryan Mountcastle will take a day off from playing left field and start at DH tonight.
Here is Baltimore’s lineup as the home stand begins:
- Cedric Mullins CF
- José Iglesias SS
- DJ Stewart RF
- Ryan Mountcastle DH
- Rio Ruiz 3B
- Renato Nùñez 1B
- Chance Sisco C
- Austin Hays LF
- Andrew Velazquez 2B
Tonight’s game will be aired on MASN at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the game, and stay tuned to The Baltimore Battery for further updates on tonight’s game!