Here it is, kids. The first televised Spring Training game of the year, and frankly it's a little silly how excited I am for it. I'm ready to start the routine of baseball season, no matter how frustrating I will ultimately find it to be.
The Orioles are sending out their starters against the Yankees tonight. The lineup is missing Derrek Lee, but I gotta say I don't hate this lineup without him. Zach Britton gets the start against the Yankees, with Kevin Gregg, Jeremy Accardo, David Riske, and Clay RAPADA! also scheduled to pitch. I've never seen Britton pitch before, so I'm pretty stoked about that.
The Yankees have a surprising number of regulars in the line-up tonight considering they played a split-squad game at home this afternoon. But whatever. I'm not scared. Their starting pitcher is Sergio Mitre. They'll also send Adam Warren, D.J. Mitchell, Andy Sisco, and Ryan Pope out to face the mighty Birds.
Orioles: Brian Roberts - 2B, Nick Markakis - RF, Luke Scott - 1B, Vladimir Guerrero - DH, Mark Reynolds - 3B, Adam Jones - CF, Felix Pie - LF, Matt Wieters - C, J.J. Hardy - SS
Yankees: Derek Jeter - "SS", Robinson Cano - 2B, Mark Teixeira - 1B, Alex Rodriguez - 3B, Andruw Jones - DH, Justin Maxwell - LF, Greg Golson - CF, Melky Mesa - RF, Austin Romine - C.
Let's Go O's!