This game was in the books after just two innings as the Orioles lineup hit home runs galore early on off of Andy Sonnanstine. With Jeremy Guthrie pitching perfectly through six Rays batters, the Birds took an early 6-0 lead. Jump-started by a 2-RBI shot from Nick Markakis in the first, he was followed by solo shots from Vladimir Guerrero, Adam Jones, and Jake Fox.
Brad Bergesen pitched two scoreless innings, Nolan Reimold smashed a solo homer and Vladimir Guerrero knocked in a run as the Orioles topped the Pirates 6-4 in the O’s 2011 spring training opener.
Notes on Justin Duchscherer’s hip injury, Derrek Lee’s bullpen session, Brian Roberts‘ neck, Cesar Izturis’ transition to a utility infielder and more.
Luke Scott talks about his transition to being an every day left fielder, the added protection in the Orioles lineup, and more.
Adam Jones talks about his expectations coming into camp, his outlook on the upcoming season, and the added bats to the O’s lineup.
Notes on Brian Roberts‘ neck injury, Derrek Lee’s BP session, the game day pitching schedule, a look at which pitchers the Pirates will throw at the Orioles and more.
Nick Markakis discusses carrying the late season success of 2010 into 2011, his goals for 2011, and the atmosphere surrounding spring training.