- He doesn’t have a win to show for it, but things have been getting better for Redding, who had poor outings in his second and third starts after returning from the disabled list. He held the Nationals to one run in six innings on June 5 and the Phillies to three runs in seven innings his last time out. He has walked only two batters in his past 13 innings after walking 10 in his first 14 2/3.
- Shortstop Alex Cora had a season-high three hits as the Mets won their first game at Camden Yards since a 7-6 victory in 10 innings on June 13, 2001.
- Right-hander Tim Redding seeks his first victory in a Mets uniform as New York goes for its first back-to-back road wins since May 22-23 at Boston. Redding went 0-2 with a 9.20 ERA in his first three starts, leading Manuel to discuss the possibility of removing him from the rotation. Redding, though, has a 2.77 ERA in his last two starts.
- Uehara’s last start, against the Mariners on Wednesday, was his first since coming off the disabled list for a hamstring injury. The right-hander lasted five innings, throwing 81 pitches and giving up four runs on seven hits. Uehara was sharp through the first two innings, issuing only one walk while striking out two. The third inning began after a nearly 30-minute rain delay, upon which the Mariners scored three runs.
- The Orioles (27-37), losers of 11 of 15, will give the ball to Koji Uehara, who makes his second start since coming off the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The rookie right-hander was activated prior to Thursdayâ€™s 6-3 loss to Seattle and gave up one hit in the first two innings before the Mariners tagged his first three pitches for hits following a rain delay.
- Nick Markakis went 2 for 4 Tuesday, including a two-run homer in the sixth off Mike Pelfrey. He is batting .462 (6 for 13) in four career games against the Mets. Brian Roberts, who had one of the Oriolesâ€™ two errors in the fourth inning, went 0 for 5 to snap his six-game hitting streak. He is 2 for 3 with a double in his career versus Redding.