Brad Bergesen kept the O’s in it early, but after a late game surge by the Rays, it was Nick Green who came up big in the 9th.
In the first of two games today, the Orioles battled with the Red Sox on the road, eventually losing on a walkoff single by Yamaico Navarro.
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.
Adam Jones talks about his expectations coming into camp, his outlook on the upcoming season, and the added bats to the O’s lineup.
The second day of the Orioles full squad workouts is in the books. A funny story behind today’s events was Vladimir Guerrero, Luke Scott, Nick Markakis, and Adam Jones hitting such deep home runs (mostly Vlad and Scott) that they were reaching fan parking lots and supposedly hitting cars. That group (and I assume the [...]
Guest writer Dave Gershman of Beyond the Box Score provides plenty of reasons for optimism heading into the 2011 season. Dave details some of the potential you may or may not see from your 2011 Orioles.