Orioles vs. Red Sox: Saturday night lineup reactions

The Baltimore Orioles mascot celebrates. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
The Baltimore Orioles mascot celebrates. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

After some faulty offense and decisions, the Red Sox took game one last night. Brandon Hyde just dropped the Baltimore Orioles lineup, so we react.

As the Baltimore Orioles reach the second to last day of April, there already seems to be a lot of movement and choices being made as to who plays where. Last night, Trey Mancini was playing in the right field, and tonight he has been dropped. Tyler Nevin played third base on Friday, and tonight he is the DH. If one thing is for sure, the skipper prefers a lot of moving parts.

Saturday night’s lineup has become pretty typical, with six starters playing in their regular slots or positions. As the O’s get ready to take on Nathan Eovaldi, some things stand out as issues, with some glaring holes starting to take place.

Baltimore Orioles Starting Lineup 

CF – Cedric Mullins

RF – Anthony Santander

1B – Ryan Mountcastle

LF – Austin Hays

2B – Rougned Odor

3B – Ramon Urias

DH – Tyler Nevin

C – Robinson Chirinos

SS – Chris Owings

Orioles vs. Red Sox: Saturday night lineup reactions

Like we said at the top, there are just about six players that Orioles fans have seen night in and night out this year, but there are some that are starting to wear their welcome. In the case of tonight’s lineup, the fact that Rougned Odor and Chris Owings are anywhere near the starting line is appalling.

The aforementioned starters struck out horrifically in last night’s game, leaving men on and in vital moments. You can’t say that the game was lost due to their performances, or lack thereof, but it certainly had an impact.

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Brandon Hyde always seems to have something up his sleeve, but we’re not sure what that is. It’s a long season, but Jorge Mateo has played much better than these two and has looked good so far. Clearly playing armchair manager here, but Nevin looked solid at third last night, and Urias is starting to make SS his home. Either way, we’ll see, and soon! GO BIRDS!