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Game 114 Thread. August 8, 2023, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Orioles

Framber Valdez takes on the first-place Orioles while our nemesis, the Rangers (up 3 in the AL West), are in Oakland. Ugh.

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

For more on this game and the series with the first-place Orioles, check out Kevin’s analysis HERE. And for a fascinating comparison between the developmental paths taken by each franchise, check out Blitzer’s post HERE.

Here are the lineups. Diaz is in at DH. But the newest Astro, Jon Singleton, is riding the bench. Give him a chance Dusty. It’s a redemption story made for Hollywood.

But then again, the Natural didn’t get to play at first, either.