There at the moment are 25 days remaining till the subsequent scheduled Orioles recreation, which is Opening Day. Between from time to time are one other 21 exhibition video games that may assist the crew determine who’s going to be on the roster to start out out the season. A few of these selections can be made by who’s wholesome on the finish of spring coaching, and a few can be made by who seems to be to be performing effectively.
That features one this afternoon at 1:05 towards the Pirates. As is the case with the vast majority of spring coaching video games, this one can be on neither tv nor radio in Baltimore. You probably have the flexibility and curiosity to observe Pirates broadcasts by way of MLBtv or different means, you may get a TV or radio broadcast for the competition. I’ll be watching this one by way of Roku because of the free MLBtv perk for O’s season ticket holders.
The Orioles truly performed 9 innings in yesterday’s spring coaching recreation, which has been unusual throughout MLB over the primary week of those video games. Going the complete 9 was good for the Orioles, as they scored all 5 of their runs within the eighth and ninth innings of the sport.
The reserves bought some offense going late, though the O’s nonetheless fell to the Tigers, 6-5. The excellent news is that there’ll most likely not be very many common season Orioles video games whose outcomes hinge on the pitching of Zach Muckenhirn. The North Dakota product walked the bases loaded whereas retiring no batters and was charged with three runs for the unenviable infinite ERA.
A beginning lineup that consisted of seven or eight gamers from the possible Orioles Opening Day lineup mustered simply three hits by way of the primary two occasions by way of the order, after which the anticipated regulars had been principally all lifted from the sport. Adley Rutschman was 1-3 with a stroll, the one hit being a ninth inning infield single. No, actually:
Across the blogOs’phere
Observations on Félix Hernández’s slow fastball in his first start (Baltimore Solar)
The Solar’s Jon Meoli went right into a bit extra element about what he noticed from Hernández in his two innings. Hernández himself was unconcerned, saying he’d be higher by the tip of the month.
A slow start for the starters (Steve Melewski)
King Felix’s first spring outing slot in with the remainder of the Orioles starter hopefuls, in that they’ve principally stunk to this point.
Rutschman humbled by high expectations (Orioles.com)
“I simply need to see him play,” mentioned supervisor Brandon Hyde. He’s not the one one.
Digging deeper into some remaining business in camp (College of Roch)
Roch notes that late spring coaching additions to the roster have occurred lately, together with the times earlier than Opening Day waiver declare of Pedro Severino two years in the past.
Birthdays and Orioles anniversaries
Out of all the gamers to ever play for the Orioles, solely a single one has been born on this present day: 1998 outfielder Joe Carter. It’s also the twenty sixth birthday of camp invitee Nick Ciuffo, a catcher who’s most likely ticketed for Norfolk however may find yourself within the image if there may be an harm or a commerce.
Is at this time your birthday? Comfortable birthday to you! Your birthday buddies for at this time embrace: blueprint inventor John Herschel (1792), actor Bryan Cranston (1956), comic Wanda Sykes (1964), and The Workplace’s Pam, Jenna Fischer (1974).
On this present day in historical past…
In 1945, Allied forces captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, permitting an advance throughout the Rhine into Germany for the primary time in World Struggle II.
In 1951, in the course of the Korean Struggle, United Nations troops launched Operation Ripper, a month-long battle that led to the UN recapturing Seoul from North Korean and Chinese language forces.
In 1965, a civil rights march in Selma, Alabama was attacked by native and state police as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
And that’s the way in which it’s in Birdland on March 7. Have a secure Sunday. Go O’s!