Tonight’s Orioles – Marlins Lineups

June 23, 2009 |

Tonight at 7:10pm the Orioles — oh by the way, winners of five straight and seven of eight — will take on the Marlins in the opener of the teams’ three game set at LandShark Stadium in South Florida.  The O’s will shoot for their 10th win in 13 games in Interleague games this season, and more specifically against the National League East.

The Orioles come in fresh off their first road sweep over the weekend by taking three in a row against none other than the defending World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.  In Sunday’s exciting 2-1 victory, Jeremy Guthrie put the exclamation point on their successful trip up I-95 by going toe-to-toe and pitch-for-pitch with the Phils’ ace Cole Hamels.  Guthrie threw seven innings of great baseball, surrendering only three hits total and allowing just one run.

This evening Koji Uehara will make his 12th start of the season and third since returning from the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.  The issue with Koji continues to be whether or not he can give the O’s the length they need from a veteran in the rotation.  To date, he’s only pitched finished the seventh inning once and that was all the way back on April 19th, when he took a loss at Fenway against the Red Sox.  That said, at least its more recent than Koji’s last win… April 13th in Texas.

The Marlins will send out their 24-year old left-hander, Andrew Miller, to make his 10th start of the year.  Miller is still considered a high-level prospect after being dealt along with Cameron Maybin from Detroit to Florida in the Miguel Cabrera-Dontrelle Willis trade before last season.  After appearing in relief in his first two appearances of the year, Miller has registered a 2-3 record with a 4.56 ERA in his 12 total outings.  In his last start six days,  ago Miller took a loss against the Red Sox after going 5.1 innings and yielding four runs in the eventual 6-1 Marlin loss.

As for the lineups… here you go:

Orioles

Brian Roberts – 2B
Nick Markakis – RF
Adam Jones – CF
Aubrey Huff – 1B
Melvin Mora – 3B
Nolan Reimold – LF
Matt Wieters – C
Robert Andino – SS

Marlins

Chris Coghlan – LF
Emilio Bonifacio – 3B
Hanley Ramirez – SS
Jorge Cantu – 1B
Jeremy Hermida – RF
Dan Uggla – 2B
Cody Ross – CF
John Baker – C

On Sunday, Roberts drove in the game's winning run with an RBI single in the eighth inning, one day after hitting a two-out, go-ahead, two-run homer in the ninth Saturday night. (Courtesy:AP)

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