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March 26, 2010

Twins 4, Orioles 3 (Postgame Dave)

The Orioles fell behind by four runs and then battled back to make a game of it, and manager Dave Trembley was upbeat afterward.

"It was a really successful night for us,'' he said.

He was talking about Brian Roberts' 2010 debut at second base, a pretty good relief effort by Jason Berken and Nolan Reimold's first home run of the spring which were "all big pluses for us."

Trembley was more pointed when he talked about Chris Tillman's outing, even though Tillman gave up just two runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings.

"The pace of the game was poor,'' Trembley said, reacting to Tillman's comment earlier that his performance in the third inning was unacceptable. "If he was hard on himself, he had every right to be. His pace was not too good but I'll give him credit. He picked it up and did better."

I'm trying to read between the lines here, and what I'm getting from that last comment is that David Hernandez could help his chances of going north with the club by pitching well tomorrow against John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 10:00 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Just baseball


I think Tillman has a future as a solid pitcher, but he really needs to start the season in Norfolk.

I would rather deal with another 2 or 3 months of Hernandez then witness another good arm get trashed.

On an unrealed note, please ask the editors of the Sun why Wrestlemania is lead story on the sports page? Comeon, let's be professional here.

joefoss - Wrestlemania LOL Wow, what a lead story, huh?

what's bigger and more important than wrestlemania ? after all, there's no monster truck event going on. you guys get a clue, will ya...

Both, and it was.

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