Norris and Orioles Begin Series Against Straily and Athletics

Automated InsightsAugust 23, 2013

Bud Norris (9-10, 3.93 ERA) battles Dan Straily (6-7, 4.22 ERA) as the Orioles (68-58) kickoff a three-game series with the Athletics (71-55) on Friday night at Camden Yards. First pitch is at 7:05pm EDT and the game will be broadcast on CSN-CA and MASN.

Norris is searching for his 10th win of the season and has a 0-2 record with a 7.80 ERA in his career vs. the Athletics. Straily is vying for his 10th quality start of the season and holds a 0-1 record with a 7.66 ERA in his career vs. the Orioles. In their last game, the Orioles defeated the Rays 4-2 while the Athletics lost to the Mariners 5-3. The Orioles lineup should continue to feast against Athletics pitching, after hitting .315 with five home runs in four games against them this season.


Orioles Offense
Grade Player POS PA BA R HR RBI SB
A+ 100.3 C. Davis 1B 525 .306 91 46 116 1
B+ 88.2 A. Jones CF 544 .301 86 26 91 12
C+ 77.6 M. Machado 3B 572 .294 75 11 58 6
C+ 77.2 N. McLouth LF 475 .271 67 8 25 28
C 76.4 D. Valencia 3B 83 .244 10 5 11 0
C 75.7 J. Hardy SS 499 .259 49 22 66 1
C 73.8 N. Markakis RF 555 .275 72 8 50 0
C 73.8 M. Wieters C 455 .234 48 19 62 2
C 72.8 B. Roberts 2B 162 .257 15 2 23 1
C- 70.9 S. Pearce DH 119 .245 13 3 9 1
D+ 68.4 A. Casilla 2B 111 .228 11 1 10 7
D 66.4 R. Flaherty 2B 228 .220 20 7 19 2


Athletics Offense
Grade Player POS PA BA R HR RBI SB
B 82.9 J. Donaldson 3B 521 .295 63 18 71 2
C+ 78.6 B. Moss 1B 393 .241 52 20 56 3
C 75.6 C. Crisp CF 435 .247 59 11 41 16
C 75.2 J. Lowrie SS 517 .284 56 9 49 1
C 74.1 N. Freiman 1B 173 .283 9 4 23 0
C 74.0 Y. Cespedes LF 456 .231 59 20 58 6
C 73.5 D. Norris C 264 .232 33 8 26 3
C 72.4 J. Reddick RF 369 .217 45 10 46 9
C- 70.9 E. Sogard 2B 332 .263 39 2 25 7
C- 70.5 A. Callaspo 3B 395 .255 37 6 42 0
D+ 69.1 C. Young CF 306 .195 37 11 34 8
D+ 68.9 S. Smith DH 359 .241 39 6 33 0


Orioles Pitching
Grade Player IP W L ERA WHIP K
B 86.2 W. Chen 101.2 7 6 3.19 1.15 63
B 85.5 T. Hunter 68.1 3 2 2.63 0.92 48
B 84.5 C. Tillman 152.0 14 4 3.79 1.28 124
B- 81.2 S. Feldman 139.1 10 9 3.94 1.18 101
B- 80.5 M. Gonzalez 134.2 8 6 3.81 1.28 99
C 76.7 B. Norris 149.0 9 10 3.93 1.44 111
C 76.2 T. Patton 50.1 2 0 3.40 1.27 33
D+ 68.7 T. McFarland 59.2 1 1 4.68 1.47 48


Athletics Pitching
Grade Player IP W L ERA WHIP K
A+ 102.8 S. Gray 25.0 1 1 1.44 0.76 27
B+ 87.1 R. Cook 55.2 5 2 2.10 1.04 52
B 86.2 D. Otero 27.0 2 0 1.33 1.00 18
B- 80.1 J. Parker 155.1 9 6 3.71 1.20 110
C+ 77.5 A. Griffin 164.0 10 9 3.84 1.16 130
C 73.9 D. Straily 113.0 6 7 4.22 1.25 92
C 73.3 T. Milone 138.0 9 9 4.30 1.30 105
C 72.3 J. Chavez 46.1 2 3 4.08 1.32 41