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May 26, 2009

No Koji on Thursday

Koji Uehara is not going to throw a side session today. He is jogging in the outfield right now and apparently will play catch, but the fact that he will not throw on the side means that he will not make his Thursday start.

Manager Dave Trembley said that the team is still weighing it's options. The O's could place Uehara on the disabled list retroactive to Saturday and call up David Hernandez to make that start. If the club wants to gamble that Koji will miss just the one start, Trembley could bring Mark Hendrickson or Brian Bass out of the bullpen to make the start, though I can't imagine that's the preferred option.

Here are tonight's lineups:

Blue Jays

Marco Scutaro SS
Aaron Hill 2B
Alex Rios RF
Vernon Wells CF
Adam Lind LF
Scott Rolen 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Kevin Millar DH
Rod Barajas C

Ricky Romero LHP

Orioles

Brian Roberts 2B
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Melvin Mora 3B
Aubrey Huff 1B
Ty Wigginton DH
Nolan Reimold LF
Gregg Zaun C
Cesar Izturis SS

Jason Berken RHP

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 3:47 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Just baseball
        

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If Hernandez is called up to replace Uehara for the Thursday start, what will happen to Uehara? Or will they just send Hernandez back down again?

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Pete's reply: I assume that Berken or Hernandez could go down, or they could release a veteran. Long way off.

Pete once again i am amazed how the orioles continue to be so futile when signing free agents. Even super hero Andy fell in the continued signing of free agents after they have long past there better day's. Here is a pitcher that has already pulled his hamstring twice this year and in all likely hood is headed for the disabled list once again.Watching him pitch is like watching someone so delicate and out of shape that you actually feel sorry for him after every pitch. If the weather affected him so much the other night what good is he going to be to us once july and august rolls around.10,000,000 for a guy who can barely get past the 5th inning. You sure don't get what you pay for ANYMORE.

ANDY MACPHAIL JUST ANNOUNCED THAT WEITERS IS COMING UP ON FRIDAY!!!! WOOT!!!

Now I just have to record that game.... nuts.

MATT WIETERS ON FRIDAY!!!!! WOOOHOOOOOO

Blancione, are you going to spin the Wieters promotion into bad news too?

Koji is a good signing and does provide the O's with quality starts.

It would seem obvious that the ideal spot for Koji is the bullpen, probably middle and long relief. He's pitched very well early in the games he's started, but clearly doesn't have the stamina for the long haul. Maybe when he gets back off the DL, the 2 young boys can stay in the rotation and they'll put Koji in the bullpen. In any case, it was an excellent signing by Andy and the nay-sayers are just showing their baseball ignorance!!!

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