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The Orioles played two exhibition games today.
In the first game, they won 3-1 against the Tampa Bay Rays .
In the second game, they lost 10-3 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Matt Antonelli recorded the Orioles first hit of the spring. He ended the game 2-3 with 2 singles.
- Joe Mahoney played left field, and went 2-4 with an RBI.
- Ryan Flaherty played SS today and went 2-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.
- Alfredo Simon was strong today pitching 2 innings with 1 H, 2 K 0 BB allowed.
- Brad Bergesen had a solid outing, pitching 2 innings with 1H, 2 K, 0 BB allowed.
- Miguel Socolovich, a non-roster invitee, had a terrific outing pitching 2 innings with 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K allowed.
- Zach Phillips also pitched well in 2 innings with 0H, 3 K, 0 BB allowed.
- Pedro Strop closed out the game, allowing 1R off two hits. He did strike out the side and record the save.
- Brian Matusz had an up-and-down first start. He pitched 2 innings with 3 R, 6 H, 3 K, 0 BB allowed. He was pitching mainly 90-91 mph during the first inning, but his fastball velocity dropped to 87-88 mph during the second. It was an encouraging first start nonetheless considering his struggles last season.
- Kevin Gregg pitched an inning allowing a 2-run HR. He followed that up with 3 K.
- Matt Lindstrom struggled pitching in his inning of work, with 3 R (2 earned), 3 H, 0 K, 1 BB allowed
- Darren O’day pitched an inning, with 2 H, 0 K, 0 BB allowed.
- Oscar Villarreal, a non-roster invitee, pitched an inning giving up 1 H, 2 K, and 0 BB.
- Troy Patton pitched 2 innings, with 2 H, 1 K, 0 BB allowed.
- Stu Pomeranz pitched an inning with 2 H, 0 K, 0 BB allowed.
- Manny Machado made a stellar defensive play up the middle at SS.
- Tsuyoshi Wada will throw from 120 feet and also off a half-mound tomorrow, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko.
- Minor leaguer Travis Adair, son of pitching coach Rick Adair, was struck by a batted ball and received a CT Scan, according to The Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo A. Encina. He appears to be fine.
MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli wrote a column on the Orioles giving Chris Davis a shot this year.