With the temperature scorching, why not stop into Dubroff’s Diner? While you’re here, you can cool off with some ice cream and hot talk about the Orioles’ starting pitching.
Josh Rogers was the 11th starter used by the Orioles this season. Two of the 11, Kevin Gausman and Chris Tillman, are gone. The others — Dylan Bundy, Andrew Cashner, Miguel Castro, Alex Cobb, David Hess, Yefry Ramirez, Mike Wright and Jimmy Yacabonis — are still with the organization, though Yacabonis is at Triple-A Norfolk.
Manager Buck Showalter said that the left-handed Rogers, who made his major league debut on Tuesday, will get another start but may not get more than that because the Orioles don’t want him to exceed a predetermined number of innings.
Others, including Luis Ortiz, could be called up from Norfolk to start for the Orioles in September.
Cashner has a year left on his contract, Cobb has three, and the others are under club control.
It’s unlikely that the Orioles will spend free-agent dollars on another starting pitcher.
This Week’s Diner Question: Assuming Bundy, Cashner and Cobb return next year, how would you fill out the Orioles’ starting rotation for 2019?