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September 28, 2010

Roberts scratched

Brian Roberts was expected to bat leadoff and play second base tonight, but it was just announced that he has been scratched from the lineup and replaced by Julio Lugo.

Roberts is not feeling well, but an Orioles' official wasn't sure about the specifics of his illness.

The flu bug appears to be traveling around the Orioles' clubhouse because both Chris Tillman and Rick VandenHurk are under the weather. I'm not sure if that's what Roberts has or not, though he was present for the team stretch and in the clubhouse before the game.

Without Roberts, the Orioles will face left-hander David Price, who opposes a lineup that includes Lugo, Robert Andino, Josh Bell, Jake Fox and Nolan Reimold.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 6:46 PM | | Comments (3)


This has nothing to do with the post, but what is the record for the most different managers (including interim and fill-in) to win at least one game for the same team in one season. The Orioles have either 4 or 5 if I'm not mistaken.

wieters needs to go to back to hitting school...he looks worse every game..this season must have taken its toll on him...3 or 4 bats in the lineup should help next presently built, this team will be lucky to win 70 games next year. They need a lot of help. I'm not fooled by this 50 game stretch. they can't hit. and as we all know, over the long haul, the many holes this club has will doom it to another 90 loss season. Buck knows it. Andy knows it. Lets see if they can pull the trigger and get some bona fide every day major league players in this lineup. Waiting for Bell and Snyder...cripes, we could be waiting 5 more years.
Besides Matusz, Markakis, and a healthy Roberts, i'll trade anybody in the right deal.

With a minor league line up like that, I guess they were shut out. THIS IS THE OFF SEASON TO UPGRADE 1B AND SS.

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