Game Thread: Nationals (49-40) @ Orioles (49-41)

orioles pitcher chen after just throwing ball

Bud Norris’ return from the DL was a disappointing one as the Nationals touched him up for five runs in just four innings in a 5-2 victory last night. Now the Birds will try to take this “series” from the Nats tonight before the New York Yankees come to town for a key three-game set prior to next week’s All-Star Break.

 

LINEUPS

Orioles

RF Nick Markakis

LF Steve Pearce

CF Adam Jones

DH Nelson Cruz

1B Chris Davis

SS J.J. Hardy

3B Manny Machado

C Caleb Joseph

2B Jonathan Schoop

P Wei-Yin Chen (8-3 4.12)

Nationals

CF Denard Span

3B Anthony Rendon

RF Jayson Werth

1B Adam LaRoche

DH Ryan Zimmerman

LF Bryce Harper

SS Ian Desmond

C Wilson Ramos

2B Kevin Frandsen

P Gio Gonzalez (6-4 3.52)

 

CURRENT STREAK

Orioles Lost 1

Nationals Won 1

 

LAST 10

Orioles 7-3

Nationals 8-2

 

TIDBITS

The Oriole with the best numbers off Gonzalez is, unfortunately, Matt Wieters, who is 8/14 with 1 HR and 4 RBI.

Other notables: Markakis 5/16 Jones 4/19 Hardy 2/10 Pearce 2/6 Machado 2/3 Cruz 0/10 Davis 1/6.

Gonzalez’s ERA peaked at 4.85 on June 18, but he’s since lowered it to 3.52 by pitching scoreless outings of 6, 7, and 8 innings.

Buck is a mad man:

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