Last Night's Rainout

Game rescheduled as 1st leg of today's doubleheader

April 10, 2008|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Orioles' six-game winning streak survived at least another day.

The Orioles' game last night against the Texas Rangers was postponed because of rain and will be made up today as part of a doubleheader at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The first pitch of Game 1 is scheduled for 5:05 p.m.

"What you'd like to do is just play," said Orioles manager Dave Trembley, whose team is 6-1. "I would have preferred to play, but obviously, the elements are such where you can't. We'll move on and prepare for tomorrow."

Steve Trachsel (1-0, 3.18 ERA), who was scheduled to start last night's game, will pitch in Game 1 of the doubleheader against Rangers veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood (0-2, 1.29). Adam Loewen (0-0, 7.71), who was originally scheduled to start tonight's series finale, will take the mound in the nightcap opposite Rangers left-hander Kason Gabbard (1-0, 0.00).

"Obviously, you would like to have good outings from both starters, which would help," Trembley said when asked about the potential effects of the doubleheader on his bullpen.

"That would be the key: get good starts from both guys, which would help take some of the burden off those guys in the bullpen. It's not so much what it would do for you tomorrow, it's what it would do to you two or three days down the road. That would be the concern."

It's the Orioles' second rainout this season. Their game last Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Sept. 23.

jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com

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