Orioles: Leading off
Non-roster pitcher Brad Hennessey played down his assignment to be the starter in the Orioles' exhibition opener against the New York Mets.
"It's spring training,'' he said. "I guess you just try to go with it. Not a big deal."
Got to disagree with him on that. He's getting the first opportunity to open some eyes in a very crowded camp. It's probably good that he doesn't think he needs to try to do too much, but it's a meaningful juncture in his audition for the starting rotation.
"It'll be nice to get the first one out of the way and get going,'' he said. "I just going to try and command the strike zone ... take it cool and not rush yourself to be Opening-Day-ready."
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