Hyun-jin Ryu looks to stop the bleeding Friday night for the Dodgers, who have lost four straight games. The southpaw will have his work cut out for him as the Orioles have been one of the best in MLB this season at hitting left-handed pitchers.
The Orioles have hit .274/.321/.497 against southpaws this season, with only Oakland and Cincinnati posting a better OPS.
|Orioles lineup vs LHP|
|Player||vs LHP in 2013|
|Markakis RF (L)||6-for-23 (.261), two BB|
|Machado 3B||4-for-19 (.211), 2B|
|Jones CF||5-for-16 (.313), three 2B, HR|
|Wieters C (S)||6-for-16 (.375), two 2B, HR, two BB|
|Davis 1B (L)||6-for-20 (.300), two HR|
|Hardy SS||6-for-17 (.353), three 2B, two HR|
|Pearce DH||1-for-10 (.100), HR|
|Reimold LF||4-for-15 (.267), HR|
|Casilla 2B (S)||4-for-11 (.364), two 2B, BB|
Ryu has allowed right-handers to hit .328/.350/.414 through three starts this year, so the Baltimore lineup with seven right-handers (well, five and two switch-hitters) could be a problem. Left-handed batters are 0-for-13 against Ryu with a walk and seven strikeouts, so Nick Markakis and Chris Davis will have their hands full with Ryu.
|DH||Crawford (L)||RF||Markakis (L)|
|1B||Gonzalez (L)||C||Wieters (S)|
|RF||Ethier (L)||1B||Davis (L)|
Time: 4:05 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket