Orioles: Wieters first PA
Matt Wieters batted in a competitive situation for the first time in the second inning of the game against the Italian national team. He walked on five pitches.
"I guess the word on him has gotten back to Italy,'' said Orioles announcer Joe Angel, who is watching from the stands.
Troy Patton pitched the second inning. He threw 19 pitches, 11 for strikes, and gave up a hit and a walk. Brian Matusz threw 20 pitches in the first inning, 14 for strikes.
The focus here is almost entirely on the parade of young pitchers the Orioles will send to the moudn today, but -- for the record -- Lou Montanez stroked a sharp one-hopper through the right side in the second inning for the first O's hit in the game..