Reimold off to a better start
If you didn't remember -- and Nolan Reimold certainly did -- the outfielder got off to an 0-for-22 start last spring. That was on his mind in the bottom of the second inning when he returned to the outfield following his solo homer on his very first swing.
"A year makes a big difference," Reimold said. "I did think about that when I was in the outfield, how I started 0-for-22. I didn’t want to do that again."
Reimold also walked three times, made a couple of solid catches in left field in windy and sunny conditions and was the only Orioles starter to play the full game.
“He knows that we’re kind of throwing out last year,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “We’re starting fresh. You can tell that he’s at a good place in his life right now. I wanted to get him out there for a lot of at-bats today.”
That’s just fine to Reimold, who said that he has “no complaints physically, so he can run me out there as much as he wants.”
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