This is the second spring game that MASN has televised, and the second with starter Mike Wright. Are they trying to tell us something? If they are, I am not amused. Sure, it’s more likely to be a coincidence and they aren’t trying to brainwash us into thinking Wright is a viable starting pitching option...right?
If you’re at work but they’re not the sorts to look kindly on you tuning into MLB.tv, this game is also being broadcast on 105.7 The Fan. Maybe you’ll get to hear Brian Roberts!
The Orioles finally won a game yesterday so they are no longer 0-for-spring. Wins and losses in spring don’t mean anything but all things being equal it’s preferable that they win.
Injury wise, things seem to be going OK so far for the Birds. Since an early bout of bursitis, Jonathan Schoop seems to be doing well. Kevin Gausman ran into a guy in the on deck circle but doesn’t seem to have any lasting damage. And Hunter Harvey pitched in a game and came out of it unscathed.
Not as lucky is Chris Lee, who faced just one batter yesterday and had to come out with a strained oblique. Bad luck, Chris.
Here is your Orioles lineup for today’s game:
1. Colby Rasmus (L) RF
2. Jonathan Schoop (R) 2B
3. Manny Machado (R) SS
4. Adam Jones (R) CF
5. Chris Davis (L) 1B
6. Trey Mancini (R) LF
7. Mark Trumbo (R) DH
8. Tim Beckham (R) 3B
9. Caleb Joseph (R) C
Rasmus is on a minor league deal and not a lock to make the team, but the rest of those fellas looks like the likely Opening Day. I’m personally hoping to see Austin Hays out there in RF when the season starts. Who’s with me?
Let’s go O’s!