Live from Camden Yards: O’s look to win series in what could be Guthrie’s last start in Baltimore

July 24, 2011 | Peter Dilutis

*Join us at 1:30PM in the WNST Orange Crush Chat as the O’s look to take the series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

BALTIMORE – Jeremy Guthrie will try to pitch the Orioles to a series win over the Angels in what very well could be his last start at Camden Yards as an Oriole.

We are exactly one week away from the trade deadline, and after Sunday’s game, the O’s will hit the road and not return to Baltimore until August 5th. By then, Jeremy Guthrie could be pitching for a contender.

“I don’t think it’s something that you constantly talk to him about everyday,” said Buck Showalter. “He’s handled it pretty well.”

Showalter was hesitant to delve into the specifics as to which way the organization is leaning regarding Guthrie.

“I’m not going to get into all the different scenarios, depends on what comes back, all that other stuff,” Showalter said. “That’s not my area of focus.”

Guthrie did not speak to the media prior to the game, following the longtime baseball ritual that the starting pitcher does not speak to the media before a game he is scheduled to start. However, it will be interesting to see how Guthrie pitches today, as well as what he has to say following the game.

From being around Jeremy, as much as he says he wants to block out all the trade talk, I have to believe the thought of pitching here for the last time has crossed his mind. Guthrie has been through some tough times as an Oriole, but it has seemingly always been his intention to see things through in Baltimore. In a week or less, that goal may no longer exist for Jeremy Guthrie.

“I like Jeremy on the club and I hope it works out,” Showalter said. “If something happens differently I have a lot of confidence that it will be in the best interest of everybody, including Jeremy.”

Hear more from Buck Showalter prior to today’s game

Here are today’s lineups:

BALTIMORE

SS: J.J. Hardy
RF: Nick Markakis
CF: Adam Jones
3B: Mark Reynolds
C: Matt Wieters
1B: Derrek Lee
LF: Nolan Reimold
DH: Josh Bell
2B: Robert Andino

SP: Jeremy Guthrie

LOS ANGELES

SS: Maicer Izturis
RF: Torii Hunter
DH: Bobby Abreu
LF: Vernon Wells
3B: Alberto Callaspo
2B: Howie Kendrick
1B: Mark Trumbo
CF: Mike Trout
C: Bobby Wilson

SP: Tyler Chatwood

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