Hammel was away from the team, working to rehabilitate a knee injury that cost him most of the second half of the season. He would get ready to watch the Orioles on television, and he would think about who was starting.
"I couldn't remember what the rotation was," Hammel said, laughing. "I lost track."
Who didn't? As good as the 2012 Orioles were in their surprising run to the playoffs, they never really had a set rotation. In nearly every series, "TBA" was on the probable starter list for at least one game.