Scouting report: Orioles vs. Blue Jays

September 26, 1996|By Jason LaCanfora

At SkyDome, Toronto

Day .. .. .. .. Time .. .. ..TV .. .. .. .. .. Starters

Tonight .. .. ..7: 35 .. ...54, 50 .. .. ..Rocky Coppinger (9-6, 5.48)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .vs. Woody Williams (4-4, 4.86)

Tomorrow .. .. .7: 35 .. .. ..HTS .. .. ...Scott Erickson (13-11, 5.05)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...vs. Paul Quantrill (5-14, 5.48)

Saturday .. .. .1: 05 .. .. 45, 5 .. .. ...Mike Mussina (19-11, 4.93)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .vs. Erik Hanson (13-17, 5.53)

Sunday .. .. ...1: 05 .. .. ..HTS .. .. ...David Wells (11-14, 5.14)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .vs. Pat Hentgen (19-10, 3.27)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Blue Jays update

These games mean little to the Blue Jays, but they could determine the Orioles' fate this season. The Blue Jays, who were eliminated from the American League East race on Sept. 13, have won just six of their past 22 games at SkyDome. Toronto's roster includes 13 rookies. Sunday's starter, Hentgen, will be going for his 20th win and a shot at the AL Cy Young Award. Hentgen shut down the Orioles last week in Baltimore. Robert Perez is hitting .316 since the All-Star break with two homers and 10 RBIs. Shawn Green, another young player the Jays are trying to establish, is hitting .324 with four homers and 18 RBIs in the second half. But Joe Carter and Ed Sprague are hitting .211 and .220, respectively, in the second half. The Jays have the second-worst batting average in the league since the All-Star break. They've also set a club record for strikeouts, have been shut out nine times and have the worst average in the AL with runners in scoring position.

Pub Date: 9/26/96

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