More random thoughts

Wednesday afternoon is "Foam Finger Day" at Camden Yards.

Which finger?

Need a positive from tonight? Nobody was killed. Also, Matt Albers shut out the Rays on one hit over 3 1/3 innings.

The one hit was Evan Longoria's single that scored Carl Crawford and completed Chris Tillman's line.

Tillman has made six starts this season. In three of them, he's lasted 1 1/3, two and 2 2/3 innings.

Cesar Izturis has two more hits tonight.

And you wanted to pinch-hit for him!

Brian Roberts is 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored at Double-A Bowie. Maybe interim manager Juan Samuel should have listened and put him in tonight's lineup.

Rhyne Hughes is 2-for-2 at Triple-A Norfolk, raising his average to .279. Left-hander Chris George is shutting out Syracuse on four hits over 4 2/3 innings since replacing Michael Gonzalez.

Xavier Avery hit his fourth home run tonight for Single-A Frederick. Third baseman Billy Rowell has struck out twice and committed his 22nd error.

Short-season Single-A Aberdeen's Trent Mummey is 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three runs scored. He's batting .319.

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