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February 23, 2009

Tomorrow's Orioles lineup

Here's the Orioles lineup for tomorrow's game against the Italian national team that will participate in the World Baseball Classic:

Justin Christian CF
Donnie Murphy 2B
Scott Moore 3B
Oscar Salazar 1B
Matt Wieters C
Craig Brazell DH
Lou Montanez RF
Nolan Reimold LF
Justin Turner SS

Brian Matusz P

Manager Dave Trembley told us not to get spoiled by the 24-hour notice on the lineup. It won't happen like that again.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 1:13 PM | | Comments (12)
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Donnie Moore in the 3 hole? I was expecting Scott to hit there. Must be an evil twin.

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Pete's reply: Good catch. I covered Donnie Moore in the 1980s, so maybe I have him on the brain.

It is so great to know the real sports season starts tomorrow - add the NCAA torunament to the mix and the true sports fan can now enjoy - and keep up the great work - love your stuff - always right on target -

Donnie Moore?

Pete-Is that Scott Moore at third?

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Pete's reply: It is now.

Donnie Moore? Looks like our triple A lineup. That should be fun.

Don't you mean Scott Moore at 3B?

Pete,

For some reason I thought Lou was going to be with the PR team in the WBC? Is he on their roster and if so, when would he leave O's camp?

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Pete's reply: I'll have to check. Haven't heard a word about him lately.

Is this on the radio?...looked but couldn't find anything.


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Pete's reply: No. Not that much radio in the spring.

Where is Snyder and Gomez are they the two that are really being debated about in regard to the potential 3 bench spots? I don't understand why he is using this time to basically extend AA, should we not be evaluating the MLB roster possibilities at this point?

It would seem that Matusz has no, and should not have any chance of making the OD rotation; so, why then is Hill, Hennessey, Baez, Pauley, Patton, Liz, or anyone else who is fighting to make the team not pitching?

Pete, any word on the rotation's leading candidates; is Hill locked into the 3 spot; Uehara in the 2?

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Pete's reply: I think the order is just for discussion purposes. The rotation will be set during the final week of spring, and may depend on more than the straight priority of the pitchers.

"Yesterdays" line-up :
Don Buford LF
Paul Blair CF
Boog Powell 1B
Frank Robinson RF
Brooks Robinson 3B
Dave Johnson 2B
Andy Etchebarren C
Mark Belanger SS
Mike Cuellar P

This is technically not even an official ST game. So if there's anytime to use pitchers who we expect to be in the minors, it's now. Evaluating them now would give management a better idea of who to call up when they'll need some depth in a few months.

Is the game on 105.7 or 98 rock?

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