August 5th, 2009

Avila here, but not in lineup

There’s a pretty relaxed young catcher and a rather proud papa at the ballpark today, but that doesn’t mean that Alex Avila is making his Major League debut tonight. Gerald Laird is back in the lineup for Edwin Jackson. It would not be a surprise, however, if Avila was behind the plate Thursday for Rick Porcello, whom Avila caught last year at Class A Lakeland.

Also notice Magglio is in the lineup. He’s 4-for-7 lifetime against O’s starter Jeremy Guthrie.


  1. Curtis Granderson, CF
  2. Placido Polanco, 2B
  3. Clete Thomas, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Carlos Guillen, DH
  6. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  7. Brandon Inge, 3B
  8. Gerald Laird, C
  9. Adam Everett, SS

P: Edwin Jackson


  1. Brian Roberts, 2B
  2. Nolan Reimold, LF
  3. Adam Jones, CF
  4. Nick Markakis, RF
  5. Aubrey Huff, 1B
  6. Melvin Mora, 3B
  7. Luke Scott, DH
  8. Gregg Zaun, C
  9. Cesar Izturis, SS

P: Jeremy Guthrie