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August 23, 2008

Burres scratched (as expected)

Sure enough, Brian Burres has been scratched from his Triple-A start tonight. Bob McCrory took the mound for the Norfolk Tides at Charlotte, which simply confirms what everyone already suspected. Burres will be starter on Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards.

Burres, like Radhames Liz, pitched very well for Norfolk after pitching his way out of Baltimore. The O's can only hope he doesn't also emulate Liz upon his return.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 7:38 PM | | Comments (1)


While I may be biased, I have to think that Markakis deserves to win the Gold Glove this season. He does it all in right field, and leads all outfielders in assists. Diving catches, great arm, what more can he do to win it?

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