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Let's All Have Another Orange Julius: GameThread for Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays, 7 August 2009, 7:07 PM EDT

After the off-day, the Jays look to put together a few wins this weekend against the Baltimore Orioles. The series opens tonight and hopefully Ricky Romero can garner his 11th win (that's as many as Doc has!) in just 18 starts.

Romero had been struggling with his command for a little while (11 BB and 21 H against just 13 K over only 15 2/3 innings in three starts in late-July), but he seems to have corrected whatever issues (his release point looked inconsistent) may have been present, striking out five and walking just one over seven innings last week in Oakland.

Opposing Romero will be Jason Berken, who is 1-1 against the Jays in two starts this season (pitching a combined 10 2/3 innings, striking out four, walking five and yielding 12 hits and four runs).

Voodoo Joe gets the start in left tonight and Lyle Overbay plays first against the righty and bats cleanup.

2009 - Jason Berken 1-9 6.93 1.71 33 25

2009 - Ricky Romero 10-4 3.53 1.38 87 42


Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

08/07/09 7:07 PM EDT

Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays
Brian Roberts - 2B Marco Scutaro - SS
Adam Jones - CF Aaron Hill - 2B
Nick Markakis - RF Adam Lind - DH
Aubrey Huff - DH Lyle Overbay - 1B
Nolan Reimold - LF Vernon Wells - CF
Melvin Mora - 3B Alex Rios - RF
Ty Wigginton - 1B Edwin Encarnacion - 3B
Matt Wieters - C Rod Barajas - C
Cesar Izturis - SS Joe Inglett - LF