Good morning, Camden Chatters.
The Orioles are on an upswing of their younger Grapefruit League season, successful their second straight sport yesterday in a six-inning contest, 6-3, over the Red Sox in Sarasota. If you happen to have been one of many 1,702 followers at Ed Smith Stadium yesterday who paid full admission to look at two-thirds of an everyday baseball sport, nicely, sorry about that. I suppose that’s spring coaching for you. There are worse issues than attending to take pleasure in some baseball in 71 diploma climate, even an artificially truncated sport.
We’re simply 5 video games into exhibition play, so it’s approach too early to take a position about which roster-bubble gamers have helped or damage their circumstances. Waaay too early. It might be ridiculous to take action.
That mentioned, let’s speculate about which roster-bubble gamers have helped or damage their circumstances.
Yesterday’s most spectacular pitching efficiency got here from 26-year-old Bruce Zimmermann, the Baltimore-born lefty who made his massive league debut with two appearances final season. Zimmermann has an outdoor shot at a back-end rotation spot or an extended aid job, and performances like yesterday’s — during which he retired six of the seven batters he confronted, 4 on strikeouts, in two scoreless frames — will definitely preserve him within the dialog. Additionally flashing the products was utility infield candidate Ramon Urias, whose three-run homer within the fifth snapped a three-all tie.
Cedric Mullins continued to rake, contributing an RBI double for his fourth hit in 9 at-bats. (His principal competitors for the middle area job, Austin Hays, has been simply as sizzling to this point, going 4-for-5 with a house run in two video games.)
On the unfavorable aspect, Dean Kremer struggled by means of his spring debut yesterday, having to get pulled out of a first-inning jam with two runs of injury, then returning for the second — as a result of guidelines don’t matter in spring coaching — and surrendering a homer. Kremer’s fellow Manny Machado commerce acquisition, Yusniel Diaz, has additionally gone chilly. After an 0-for-3 exhibiting yesterday, Diaz is hitless in six at-bats since his Sunday dwelling run, stalling the Diaz hype train on the station.
The Birds are again in motion this afternoon towards the Blue Jays in Dunedin, with Matt Harvey making his O’s debut. The sport isn’t being broadcast on TV or radio, so that you’ll simply have to make use of your creativeness.
Urías homers as late substitute in 6-3 win – School of Roch
Yesterday’s hero, Urias, wasn’t even supposed to start out, however crammed in when Freddy Galvis reported a sore hip. I’d say Urias has earned a number of intentional begins now.
Dean Kremer on his outing today (O’s beat Boston) – Steve Melewski
Kremer mentioned he was targeted extra on getting reacclimated to a sport setting than on his outcomes, which is okay. There’s a number of spring left, and nothing actually issues till the lights come on in April.
Oriole camp impressions 4 weeks from Opening Day – BaltimoreBaseball.com
Wealthy Dubroff notes that John Means is lined as much as be the Opening Day starter, even when Brandon Hyde hasn’t made it official but. Contemplating the final two years’ scheduled Opening Day starters each ended up getting scratched with accidents, perhaps Hyde is making an attempt to not jinx something.
Orioles CEO John Angelos reiterates team’s commitment to Baltimore in radio interview: ‘It will never move’ – Baltimore Sun
The Orioles have been in Baltimore for 66 years, and possession insists they “will probably be right here for 66 extra or longer.” You heard it right here first: the Orioles are going to relocate in 2087. Higher acquire all of your O’s gear now, when you nonetheless can.
Tyler Nevin on father Phil Nevin’s influence – Orioles.com
Tyler Nevin grew up immersed in baseball because the son of longtime massive league slugger Phil Nevin. I’m wondering if his dad instructed him in regards to the time the Orioles tried to trade Sidney Ponson for him. I’d most likely skip that story if I have been Phil.
Orioles birthdays and historical past
Is at this time your birthday? Completely happy birthday! It’s the forty second birthday of Erik Bedard, identified for being the Birds’ ace for a pair seasons however higher identified for being the explanation the O’s bought Adam Jones. Different former Orioles born on this date are former fourth general draft decide Jeffrey Hammonds and 2000-01 righty Jose Mercedes, each of whom flip the massive 5-0 at this time, and three-game outfielder L.J. Hoes, who turns 31.
On this present day in 1996, Orioles legend Earl Weaver was elected to the Baseball Corridor of Fame by the Veterans Committee, a becoming conclusion for a rare managerial profession during which Weaver gained practically 1,500 video games and led the Birds to 4 World Series, bringing dwelling the 1970 championship. Earl bought phrase of his election whereas on the golf course, per the Washington Post. “After I heard the information, my knees bought weak and my physique bought weak. I may hardly maintain a golf membership,” he mentioned. (He gained the spherical anyway.)