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Friday Orioles spring training game thread: at Pirates

Nothing says spring excitement quite like an untelevised Orioles game.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Orioles are on the road again today, headed to the Pirates camp for an afternoon contest in spring training. It’s both more and less exciting than your typical road game. More exciting because some O’s regulars have made the trip.

What’s less exciting is that the game isn’t televised or being broadcast on Baltimore radio. You’ll have to tune in through MLB’s subscription services or the actual Pittsburgh radio station 93.7.

Unlike the Orioles, most Pirates spring games are either on television or radio. Someone thinks this is worth doing. Those people aren’t involved in Orioles radio. Yesterday, Joe Angel noted the O’s were undefeated on the radio and said, “We should do all of the games!” then narrated horror by his co-announcer Jim Hunter and the producer. Yet for other teams this is totally normal.

Anyway, here’s the lineup:

Within a few more days, both Manny Machado and Welington Castillo will be headed off to join the Dominican Republic WBC team. I’d say to see them while you can, but again, this game isn’t televised, so we’ll have to settle for a Pirates radio broadcast that may occasionally be aware that the Orioles are involved in the game and who some of the Orioles players are.

If your favorite thing about spring training is minor leaguers who get into the late innings of games, MASN’s Roch Kubatko says that these minor leaguers are along for the ride today: Adrian Marin, Sean Coyle, Erick Salcedo, Austin Hays, and Cedric Mullins.

After Miley, the pitchers available are: Logan Ondrusek, Mychal Givens, Chris Lee, Jesus Liranzo, Jimmy Yacabonis, John Means, David Hess, and Garrett Cleavinger.