After a long winter that, if the amount of snow I shoveled today is any indication, is not quite gone yet, Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer return to our TV sets for the night half of an Orioles split squad day. They'll be taking on the Blue Jays in the first live MASN O's game of the year. We could all use some warm thoughts.
As it is a home spring game, we can look forward to seeing at least a few innings of many of the regular players. Miguel Gonzalez is going to pitch a couple of innings to start out the game. We've yet to see Bud Norris or Chris Tillman in spring. This is not a coincidence, as it seems Buck Showalter wants to give just that little extra bit of rest to his starters who were going strong all year into the ALCS. Everyone who makes it that far into the postseason does get a couple weeks less to rest.
This game is one of only two spring games that will start at the standard civilized baseball starting time of 7:05pm Eastern. Enjoy it while it lasts!
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Ezequiel Cabrera - LF|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Devon Travis - 2B|
|Adam Jones - CF||Dalton Pompey - CF|
|Delmon Young - RF||Dayan Viciedo - DH|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|Matt Wieters - DH||Danny Valencia - 3B|
|Steve Pearce - LF||Chris Dickerson - RF|
|Ryan Lavarnway - C||Maicer Izturis - SS|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||Josh Thole - C|
|Miguel Gonzalez - RHP||Daniel Norris - LHP|