Orioles: Postgame Dave
Manager Dave Trembley didn't seem terribly concerned about the amount of hard contact that hitters are getting against rotation candidate David Pauley.
"He throws strikes,'' Trembley said after today's 4-3 loss to the Twins. "That's what he does. He throws strikes and makes them put it in play."
That's called pitching to contact, but it can't be encouraging to see that kind of contact.
"He ain't perfect,'' Trembley said. "What do you want, cheapies all the time?"
Trembley was raving about the performance of Adam Jones, who made a diving catch/double play in the first inning, stole his fifth base of the spring, and is starting to take a greater leadership role in the outfield.
"Today Jones played one of the better games he's played,'' Trembley said. "He's doing all the things we wanted him to do when he came into camp this year. He is a lot more comfortable...a lot more confident."
And a lot more aggressive?
"Aggressive,'' Trembley said, "but under control."