Blue Jay Way
Pardon the fairly obscure Beatles reference, but the Orioles are headed for Rogers Centre and a weekend series with the Toronto Blue Jays, which will feature some very interesting pitching matchups.
Jason Berken, who seemed destined to be optioned back to Norfolk when the O's brought Chris Waters to Detroit, will get another chance to figure things out at the big league level tomorrow night against 10-game winner Ricky Romero. This is what I like to call a Law of Averages play, since Berken has to win one by accident one of these days.
Saturday afternoon, two of the top young prospects in the American League go head to head when Chris Tillman takes on Dunkirk, Maryland native Brett Cecil (5-1). And, of course, Brian Matusz draws the short straw on Sunday, when American League All-Star starting pitcher and fomer Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay takes the mound looking for his 12th victory.
That may look like a mismatch, but I can't wait to see it.