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February 24, 2009

More Orioles game action

Last year's organizational pitcher of the year, Brad Bergesen, pitched two innings and gave up just one hit. He threw 22 pitches, 19 for strikes, and struck out three, though he really isn't known as a strikeout pitcher.

Chris Tillman pitched a perfect fifth inning, throwing 14 pitches (10 strikes).

The Orioles scored three runs in the third inning. Donnie Murphy and Scott Moore each doubled in a run and Craig Brazell drove in the third run with a single.

Highly regarded right-handed Jake Arrieta just completed a scoreless sixth and Wilfrido Perez is warming up in the bullpen.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 1:29 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Just baseball



Thanks for taking care of my joneses for O's action! You da man!


Thanks for taking care of my joneses for O's action! You da man!


Thanks for taking care of my joneses for O's action! You da man!

What kind of velocity did Troy Patton have?

Pete's reply: Haven't talked to anybody who had a radar gun on him.

Pete, I'm looking at the Sun photo archives slideshow of past Orioles spring training camps. Is that you behind the cage watching Frank Robinson take practice cuts in Miami in '66 (image 6)?

Also, could someone kindly tell the photo editor that "Belanger" has one 'l'?

Sounds very encouraging. Bergesen seems to have a knack for finding the strike zone. I haven't heard his name thrown around much when discussing this year's rotation. Is he pretty much destined to start the season in Norfolk regardless of his performance this spring?

Also, I'm coming down to the game against FLA this saturday. Any idea who will be the starting pitcher for us that day?

Thanks for all the updates! I can barely keep up!

Pete's reply: Guthrie.

Is Brad Bergesen expected to get any shot at the starting rotation this season?

Well I hope Bergeson was the sleeper that Kranitz was talking about, but if not I will look forward to seeing him at the top of the Tides rotation. He certainly does not get the accolades of the big 3 pitchers in the organization, but I think we may be seeing him in Baltimore this season.

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