Tonight’s Orioles – Mariners Lineups

June 11, 2009 |

Tonight the Orioles and Seattle Mariners will meet in the rubber-game of the teams’ three-game set at 7:05pm downtown at Camden Yards.

Koji Uehara has officially returned from the disabled list and will be starting his first game tonight in almost three weeks for the O’s.  Back on May 23rd at Nationals Park in D.C. Uehara needed to be removed after completing just three innings due to a strain in his left hamstring.  In his nine starts before going down Koji went 2-3 with a 4.09 ERA.  He’s probably pitched better than his numbers would indicate, but it has to be at least a little eye opening, even with his DL stint, that he hasn’t picked up a victory since April 13th.

On the bump tonight for the Mariners will be a familiar face to Baltimore baseball fans.  Garrett Olson, who has been mostly pitching out of the Seattle bullpen, will make his third start for the M’s.  Before this season, Olson, who spent parts of the last two seasons with the Orioles, was sent packing to the Cubs for Felix Pie.  Chicago then flipped the lefty to Seattle with Ronny Cedeno for Aaron Heilman before in Spring Training.  On the year in total Olson has appeared in nine games and has a 4.93 ERA over 26.2 innings.

Here are night’s starting nine for each side:


Brian Roberts – 2B
Nick Markakis – RF
Adam Jones – CF
Luke Scott – DH
Melvin Mora – 3B
Nolan Reimold – LF
Ty Wigginton – 1B
Gregg Zaun – C
Robert Andino – SS


Ichiro – RF
Russell Branyan – 1B
Adrian Beltre – 3B
Ken Griffey Jr. – DH
Jose Lopez – 2B
Yuniesky Betancourt – SS
Wladimir Balentien – LF
Guillermo Quiroz – C
Endy Chavez – CF

Uehara is back in action tonight and to make room the O's have sent down David Hernandez (Courtesy: Google Images)