Tonight’s Orioles – Angels Lineups

August 14, 2009 |

This evening at 7:05pm downtown at Camden Yards the Orioles will welcome the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to Baltimore and begin a four-game series with the American League West division leaders.

Tonight’s lineup looks a little different than normal.  Matt Wieters has been moved up to the #6 spot in the order, and will hit behind Nolan Reimold, the O’s DH for the night.  Felix Pie will man Reimold’s normal spot in left and will bat 8th.

O’s rookie Chris Tillman will make the fourth start of his promising young career and will do so coming off his best major league effort in his last outing.  Six days ago in Toronto, the 21-year old Tillman was impressive over his 6.2 innings of work and allowed the Blue Jays to only two runs on four hits.  Yet it wasn’t enough for the win as the O’s offense could only tally two themselves and would eventually lose the game in the bottom of the 10th, 3-2.  Tillman still hasn’t gotten his first decision, be it win or loss, and has pitched to an ERA of 5.19 in his three starts since being called up from Triple-A Norfolk on July 29th.

Fresh off a home sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Angels will begin a nine-game raodtrip tonight and send to the mound 26-year old Jered Weaver.  Weaver has been the Angels most consistent pitcher in ’09 and has an undefeated 5-0 record in his last nine starts.  Overall the lanky 6’7, 205lb right-hander has amassed a 12-3 record with an ERA of 3.73 and ranks 7th in the A.L. in strikeouts ith 137.

As for the evening’s lineups:

Orioles

Brian Roberts – 2B
Adam Jones – CF
Nick Markakis – RF
Aubrey Huff – 1B
Nolan Reimold – DH
Matt Wieters – C
Melvin Mora – 3B
Felix Pie – LF
Cesar Izturis – SS

Angels

Chone Figgins – 3B
Maicer Izturis – 2B
Bobby Abreu – RF
Vladimir Guerrero – DH
Juan Rivera – LF
Kendry Morales – 1B
Erick Aybar – SS
Mike Napoli – C
Gary Matthews Jr. – CF

Chris Tillman, MLB.com's #16 overall prospect in baseball, will look for his first career major league W tonight against the Angels. (Courtesy:AP)

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