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March 3, 2009

Orioles reunion: Cabrera pitches Friday

Former Orioles pitcher Daniel Cabrera will face his old friends on Friday when the Washington Nationals visit Fort Lauderdale Stadium for the second exhibition meeting between baseball's two Mid-Atlantic major league teams.

It will be Cabrera's second Grapefruit League start. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and didn't walk a batter his first time out.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 3:33 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Just baseball


Pete, you might suggest to the O's players that they wear full body armor. If Daniel Cabrera didn't walk or hit anyone in his last start, you know he's due ...

With his inconsistancy, I'm scared that he didn't walk anybody his last time out. That means look out O's batters!

keep the woman and children away .

So, do you think his old team mates will be digging in or staying loose in the box?

All the best for Daniel with the Nats, except for when they play us. My only regret is that he won't be able to bean Belliard his first at bat against us since he throws hard and is wild. He would hurt him the most and possibly not get ejected because of his control issues!

Before he was fired by the Nationals, special instructor Jose Rijo saw something about D-Cab's delivery that apparently eluded Ray Miller, Leo Mazzone and Rich Kranitz.

"He is so tall," Rijo said. "He has a straight back leg. If he bends it over a little more, he can stay away from the high zone. He can be in great shape."

Anything to it? We'll know before long.

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