Scouting report: Orioles vs. Expos

June 26, 1998|By Joe Strauss

At Olympic Stadium, Montreal

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

Tonight .. 7: 05 ........ 13, 50 ... Sidney Ponson (1-5, 5.66)

................ ................... vs. Dustin Hermanson (5-6, 2.97)

Tomorrow .. 7: 05 ....... 13, 50 ... Mike Mussina (6-4, 3.72)

................. .................. vs. Carl Pavano (1-1, 4.41)

Sunday .... 1: 35 ....... 13, 50 ... Doug Drabek (5-7, 6.72)

................. .................. vs. Javier Vazquez (1-6, 5.63)

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

Expos update

If the Orioles plan to get well, this is the starting point as they begin a six-game run against the Expos and Florida Marlins. Baseball's lowest payroll, the $11 million Expos were supposed to battle the Florida Marlins and the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks for the National League's worst record this season. They are 30-47, the league's fourth-worst record. Yet the Expos are 14-9 in one-run games. Their bullpen, led by closer Ugueth Urbina, has a 4.40 ERA. Urbina has converted 18 of 22 save chances and is allowing only a .141 average to right-handed hitters. The good news is the Orioles miss Expos ace Carlos Perez. The bad news is they don't get to see former Oriole Shawn Boskie, the No. 5 starter. Outfielders Rondell White and Vladimir Guerrero represent the Expos' offensive core. Guerrero has hit in 16 of 21 games. White homered in three straight games last week.

Pub Date: 6/26/98

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