Orioles and Nationals lineups 7/9/2014

The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals play today in the Battle of the Beltways, it is the second game of the series after last nights game was postponed.  I expect Bud Norris to be a little rusty today with the off day yesterday. The Orioles and Nationals will be playing in Camden Yards with American League rules so the DH will play.  The Orioles really needed an off day after all the extra innings that they have played.

The Nats will be sending Doug Fister to the mound, he is having another great season.

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Should Steve Lombardozzi be starting for the Orioles?

472px-Jonathan_Schoop_on_September_26,_2013One of the biggest questions fans had about the Orioles this offseason was the second base position. The Orioles and their fans thought that question had been answered when Johnathan Schoop was named the starting second baseman on opening day.

The hype surrounding Schoop was enormous; Last year he was tearing it up at Triple-A Norfolk. He hit .278 with 14 homeruns and 52 RBI in 81 games. Everyone, including Orioles’ manager Buck Showalter, knew that his time in the minor leagues was going to be short but would Schoop be ready to face major league pitching when he finally would get the chance?

It seems that question has also been answered. But the answer comes from the numbers, not the fans and certainly not Buck Showalter. Read more about Should Steve Lombardozzi be starting for the Orioles?

Orioles took over Nationals park, will it happen to Camden

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The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals play less than an hour apart.  A lot of the fanbase is shared and mixed in.  It was obvious Monday that tons of Orioles fans were at Nationals Park.  There were so many Orioles fans that when Anthony Rendon hit a home run an Orioles fan caught it and threw it back.  Something that usually does not happen in a teams home ballpark.  Read more about Orioles took over Nationals park, will it happen to Camden