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April 14, 2010

Sarfate injured for Triple-A Norfolk

Triple-A Norfolk Tides relief pitcher Dennis Sarfate entered today's game against the Charlotte Knights at Harbor Park in the top of the eighth inning, but he suffered a minor oblique strain while warming up, according to Tides media relations director Ian Locke.

Norfolk manager Gary Allenson described the right-hander as day-to-day.

Sarfate was replaced by Ross Wolf, who tossed two innings to complete the Tides' 9-0 win over Charlotte.

Norfolk starting pitcher Jake Arrieta gave up three hits in seven scoreless innings for his first win of the season. The 24-year-old right-hander threw 56 of his 79 pitches for strikes.

In two appearances before today, Sarfate allowed one hit in three scoreless innings.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 3:35 PM | | Comments (3)


Can you tell me what happened to Mike Flacco? I thought he was playing in Delmarva but he isn't listed on the roster.


Ed, Orioles beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec wrote in an earlier post that Mike Flacco has not been assigned to a minor league affiliate and is participating in extended spring training in Sarasota, Fla.

Excellent outing from Arrieta, hitters batting just .154 so far.

The O's should bring Arieta up now and move Hernandez to a late-inning reliever; Arieta is better than Guthrie, Bergerson and Hernandez and throws strikes, eats up innings and is a fighter on the mound.. the kid is special and the O's need him now.

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