J.J. Hardy is batting second for the Orioles on Saturday.
Hardy is currently on a five-game multi-hit streak so why not get this sudden on-base machine into the two-hole to set the table more for Chris Davis and Adam Jones? Hardy still isn't hitting for any power and has yet to go yard this season, but perhaps with the big boys batting right behind him, he'll start seeing a few extra picthes in his wheelhouse.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Devin Hester (toe) has been cleared to return from injury in Week 13.
Hester has been on short-term IR all year with the toe injury and has finally been cleared to return. Considering the offensive struggles for the Falcons, he may be used as more than just a return man. There's been little help opposite Julio Jones so perhaps Hester will get a crack at some extra snaps. He certainly couldn't do worse than what the team has there right now. Of course, Matt Ryan still has to wake up as well. Analysis: Howard Bender