Each night, Orioles Nation will set you up with reading material that includes the latest news, notes and links from writers covering Orioles spring training in Sarasota.
The Orioles tied 6-6 against the Pittsburgh Pirates today.
Their current spring training record stands at 11-12-6.
- The game was delayed 46 minutes by rain before the top of the seventh.
- Ronny Paulino went 1-3 with a 3-Run HR.
- Jai Miller went 2-3 with a Solo HR.
- Aaron Baker had a pinch hit HR.
- Wilson Betemit went 2-3
- Jake Arrieta pitched 5 innings with 8 H, 6 R, 5 K, 2 BB allowed. He threw 82 pitches, 55 for strikes. He topped out at 97 MPH, but mainly stayed around 94-95 MPH.
- Kevin Gregg pitched an inning with 0 H, 0 R, 0 K, 1 BB allowed.
- Darren O’Day pitched an inning with 1 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB allowed.
- Jim Johnson pitched an inning with 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 1 BB allowed. He topped out at 95 MPH today
- Pedro Strop pitched an inning with 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 1 BB allowed.
- The Orioles have optioned Chris Tillman to AAA, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko.
- Catcher Brian Ward is facing a 50-game suspension after violating baseball’s drug policy, according to Kubatko.
- Xavier Avery will be assigned to AAA. LJ Hoes assigned to AA, according to Kubatko.
- Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop will both be assigned to AA Bowie. Dylan Bundy will be assigned low A Delmarva, according to Kubatko.
- Severna Park native Josh Banks has been released, according to MASN’s Steve Melewski.
- Alfredo Simon, whom was placed on waivers, thinks he will be claimed by another team. If not, he said he would elect free agency, according to MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli.
The EntreprenOriole projects that the Orioles will be near the top of the league in strikeouts this season.
Peter Schmuck of The Baltimore Sun provides an outstanding look back at Camden Yards and how it changed Baseball and Baltimore.